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Congratulations to Anton Chmut for winning Gold in Team and Bronze in Individuals at the Cadet European Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia!

Anton has been working hard towards this result since he was 10 years old. He continuously progressed and we are happy he is finishing his last cadet year on such a great note with amazing results!  Anton started competing internationally last year. He fenced a total of 5 international events improving in every one.  He made top 64 in his first year, and this year went from top 64 to top 16 and finally top 4.  For his bronze medal, Anton beat all of his opponents in pools. He then  defeated Polish fencer Mikolaj Radosz in the round of 128, topped Robert Pierson-Bartel from Hungary with a score of 15-6 for top 32, and beat his opponent from Lithuania 15-11 for top 16.  For top 8, he faced a strong fencer from Ukraine, Dmytro Samoilov.  Anton was losing 4-1 but managed to change the course of the bout with a decisive win of 15-8.  The bout for top 4 was against Romanian, Mihai Bigea, and Anton won strategically 6-4.  The next day, Anton took gold in the team event, representing USA out of 35 teams!  Anton is a persevering and dedicated fencer, and we hope he continues to improve so he can fight for a spot on the Junior National Team.

New York Fencing Academy is proud to have fencers in the top 4 at every cadet designated international event this season!  Alan Temiryaev is ranked the #5 cadet in the world and Anton Chmut is #15 cadet in the world!


Congratulations also to our medalists at Capitol Clash SYC & Cadet RCC:

  • Ian Goldfine – Gold in Y10
  • Nadia Gaberkorn – 8th in Y14

And to our Top 32 athletes at the January NAC in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Jaclyn Khrol – 7th in Juniors
  • Alan Temiryaev – 12th in Juniors, 31st in Div I
  • Skyler Chin – 21st in Juniors




Congratulations to our 5 athletes who represented USA at the Épée Cadet European Cup in Grenoble, France — especially to Alan for winning 2 medals, and Anton for earning his first top 16 international result! Well done!

  • Alan Temiryaev – Silver out of 19 in Teams, Bronze out of 177 in Individuals
  • Anton Chmut – 8th in Team, 10th in Individuals
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 11th in Team, 40th Individuals
  • Bennett Cohen – 11th in Team, 41st Individuals
  • Anna Lanzman – 114th out of 218 in Individuals. Anna passed two rounds of pools and won her first DE at her first cadet world.

Some highlights from USA Fencing:

Team USA 1 is bringing home the silver! Emon Daroian, Cedric Mecke, Jonathan Piskovatskov and Alan Temiryaev went 2-0 in pools to take the top seed in the DEs.  USA 1 won three matches to advance to the finals, defeating Great Britain 2, 45-25; Switzerland, 43-25; and Italy 4, 45-24. Temiryaev scored 17 in the final bout against Italy 1, but the Italians took the win, 45-36. USA 2’s team of Michael Bissinger, Anton Chmut, Eliot Herbst and Isaac Herbst adv. to the quarters, but lost to Italy 1, 45-35, and finished eighth.

Individuals:  In T32, Temiryaev def. Morgan Wingerter (FRA), 15-10. Chmut def. Gaetan Le Berre (FRA), 15-14.  In T16,  Temiryaev def. Aurelien Raulo (FRA), 15-11. Chmut def. teammate Eliot Herbst, 15-11. In the table of 8,  Temiryaev def. teammate Anton Chmut, 14-13 in the rep to move into the quarters. Piskovatskov def. Temiryaev, 15-14, in the semis and went on to win gold. Alan Temiryaev took bronze.

Congratulations also to our medalists at Cobra Challenge SYC & Cadets including 3 champions — Jaclyn, Skyler, and Caralina!

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Cadets, 5th in Y14
  • Skyler Liverant – Gold in Y14.  Skyler also got 26th out of 107 in Y12 foil! He may have fenced foil for fun, but he was just 1 touch short of making top 16, got national points, and qualified for Nationals.
  • Caralina Khrol – Gold in Y12, 8th in Cadets
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Bronze in Y14
  • Nadia Gaberkorn – Bronze in Y12, 6th in Y14
  • Jordan Liverant – 7th in Y14





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Congratulations to our 5 athletes who competed in the Klagenfurt Cadet European Cup in Austria. We are very proud of how well they represented the USA and NYFA!

Men’s Epee Individuals (239 fencers):

  • Alan Temiryaev – Bronze.  Alan’s first world event!
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 33rd.  Nathan’s first world also.
  • Anton Chmut – 37th.  Both Nathan and Anton went undefeated in pools and were 1 step away from Top 32.
  • Bennett Cohen – 156th.  We know Bennett definitely has it in him to do better next time!

Men’s Epee Team (40 teams):

  • Anton Chmut, Alan Temiryaev – Bronze
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 4th.  Both Alan and Nathan were anchors and did great jobs for their teams.

Women’s Epee Individual (213 fencers):

  • Jaclyn Khrol – 163rd.  At just 13, Jackie is our youngest fencer to make the traveling team. This was her first world event and there’s surely much more to come from Jackie in the next 4 years in Cadets.

Let’s wish the best of luck to Anton, Nathan, Alan, Bennett and Anna Lanzman at the next world event in France in November!

Congratulations also to our medalists at the Ben Gutenberg Memorial SYC:

  • Nadia Gaberkorn – Silver in Y14 and Bronze in Y12
  • Jack Kambeseles – 8th in Y14


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Our congratulations go out to the following NYFA athletes who recently earned international, national, and local top results:

Romain Cannone – Top 32 Individual and 4th place Team (France) at the European Cadet Championships in Jerusalem, Israel

Skyler Chin – Top 16 Juniors (U20) at the Junior Olympics National Championships in Portland, Oregon

Matthew Ko – Gold at the Long Island Division Y14 Summer National Qualifier

Cobra Youth #5:
Anton Chmut – Gold in Y14
Skyler Liverant – 6th in Y12

NYFA Doubles Duels:
Bennett Cohen & Skyler Chin (Raggle Fraggle 2.0) – Silver
Joshua Sikarevich & Alan Temiryaev (Brussian’s Revenge) – Bronze

Arnold Fencing Classic RYC in Columbus, Ohio:
Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y10 Foil, Bronze in Y12 Epee, 8th in Y14 Epee
Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y10 and Bronze in Y12

NJFA Youth Cup #6:
Abigail Soto – Gold in Y14
Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y10 and Bronze in Y12
Melanie Dolgonos – Bronze in Y14 and 8th in Y12
Mark Dolgonos – Bronze in Y14
Michael Mogilevich – 6th in Y12

NYFA D & Under:
Michael Burovsky – Bronze
Anna Kornak – Bronze
Matthew Ko – 7th

Nassau County High School Varsity Team Championships:
Skyler Chin, Alex Hall, Kevin Ko, Matthew Ko
– Great Neck South High School Team – Gold


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Young athlete trains in Brooklyn, fences for France, and finds International Success

Brooklyn, NY (January 17, 2014) – New York Fencing Academy member, Romain Cannone, achieved his best fencing result to date when he won the Cadet European Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia last Sunday. In just four months, Cannone quickly progressed towards his dream of going to the World Championships. He qualified to represent the French Cadet Team in October, then competed in three European Cups, taking ninth place in Bonn, Germany; third in Chalons, France; and now first in Slovakia. His gold medal was earned at one of the biggest competitions on the Cadet European Circuit with over 600 fencers from 38 countries. Cannone bested 268 athletes in the men’s epee 17-and-under category. This result advances Cannone to #3 on the European Cadet rankings and will likely secure his spot at the Cadet World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this spring.

The 16-year-old arrived in Bratislava feeling tired but excited. “The gym was very cool with country flags flying everywhere” he noted as he warmed up with his teammates. After training hard for four years and gaining international experience in the last few months, Cannone was ready to face his challengers with confidence. He fenced well from the start, winning six out of seven pools, losing just one bout by one point. Seeded 16th after pools, Cannone proceeded to eliminate his opponents handily, defeating Fastakovskiy (Russia) by a score of 15-10, Masserey (Switzerland) 15-9, and Nagurnyi (Ukraine) 15-6. In the table of 16, Cannone fenced the #1 seeded athlete, Bruev (Russia), and won 15-11. Cannone next defeated French (Canada) 15-12 which advanced him to semifinals and his toughest battle of the day against Kapala (Poland). Cannone found himself down 14-13 but managed to score two points in the last minute to win 15-14. After that bout, Cannone said he just knew he was going to get first place. He felt no pressure in the finals and defeated the #1 ranked European Cadet, Dabija (Romania) by a score of 15-12. Cannone recalled “when I won I was the happiest boy in the world. My team picked me up and threw me in the air. It was amazing.”

His previous best results include bronze in Chalons, France, and gold in the December North American Cup. He competes in the January North American Cup in Virginia this weekend, and the Cadet European Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden in February.

Cannone has been taking fencing lessons since 2008 from Coach Misha Mokretsov. In 2010, Mokretsov opened New York Fencing Academy, where Cannone continues to dedicate himself to his training, and also tries to help the young, talented clubmates who are following in his footsteps. A junior in high school, Cannone has little time for anything besides schoolwork and fencing, but says it’s all worth it. “It’s been fantastic so far. It never gets old.” Cannone wants to make his family, coach, and team proud. His friends and supporters, whether from New York or France, are proud to call him one of their own.

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by Head Coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in Brooklyn, NY. NYFA is quickly becoming a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee youth and cadet programs in the tri-state area. In just three years, NYFA has produced many nationally-ranked fencers earning Champion and Finalist titles at International and National competitions, including a fencer on the French Cadet Team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit for more info.


Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343