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CLUB NEWS, Parents

Coronavirus Update: NYFA Safety & Schedule Changes Effective Immediately


Dear NYFA Parents, Fencers, Coaches and Staff,

We have been continuously and closely monitoring the developments on COVID-19 through CDC (Center of Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization). NYFA has always made the health and safety of its customers and staff a top priority. While this decision is hard to make, we would like to put the safety and health of our customers as the top priority.

In order to keep our environment safe we will take the following precautions:

We will be CLOSED for March 16th and March 17th, for deep cleaning of the facilities and evaluation of the development of the COVID-19 situation. We will reopen on March 18th for private lessons only until further notice.

The private lessons can be scheduled throughout the day.

1. Our gyms will be cleaned daily and sanitized properly. All staff will continue to be vigilant in cleaning each day and will take extra precautions when necessary.

2. We are implementing a NO-HANDSHAKE policy during practice, private lessons, etc.

3. Every night we will be installing OZONE generator at the gym to sanitize the air and organize proper ventilation.

4. For Long Island – the door on the street on the left of the main entrance will be open, so customers can take the stairs instead of elevator (there is no way to unlock that door, so we will be installing the block which will keep the door open. If the block will be accidentally moved, please contact our office). The elevator will be cleaned daily.

5. We will be scheduling private lessons throughout the day, so we can reduce the amount of athletes at the gym at the same time.

6. Only one person at a time can visit the bathroom.

7. No food in the gym or lobby area.

8. While we wash and clean all the equipment – we advise not to share any equipment and use your own.

9. If anyone knows about a case of direct contact with a person infected with COVID-19, please inform us immediately.

10. We will credit the group class payments towards private lessons with no penalties.

11. Coaches will give individual tasks for footwork, target work and fitness to kids who come to private lessons to boost the efficiency of training.

Any changes and updates will be emailed immediately to all our fencers and parents.

STAY SAFE AND HAPPY FENCING!!!

Best regards,

TEAM NYFA

fencing, RESULTS

February Results: Junior Olympic Champion & Top 32 + SJCC/RJCC/RYC Medalists


So many medals and events that it’s hard to track! Here are some of the weekend results! Good job everyone!
Cadet RJCC – Mia Smotritsky top 8!
Y14 RYC – Mia Smotritsky top 8!
Y12 RYC
Landon Shchur – silver medal 🥈
Nick Iarikov – bronze medal 🥉
David Dodin – top 8!
Y10 RYC – Liora Profis – silver medal 🥈
#fencenyfa #teamnyfa #gonyfa #ryc #rjcc

 

Congratulations to Josh Yavorovskiy taking bronze medal at SJCC in Baltimore and earning C2020!  #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #medalist #C2020 #sjcc

 

Congratulations to Liza Zigalo with bronze medal in Y14 Jersey Clash!
And Mitchell Pozovskiy with top 8 finish! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #ryc #jerseyclash #medalist

 

Congratulations to our fencers at JO’s:
Isabella Chin – top 16 in Cadets
Ethan Kushnerik – top 16 in Juniors
Rachel Kowalsky – top 32 in Juniors
#teamnyfa #gonyfa #fencenyfa #juniorolympics

 

First day of JO’s and we can’t be more proud! There were 333 fencers competing in cadets men’s epee!
Ethan Kushnerik – National Champion!
Mitchel Bekker – top 16!
Great job guys – very happy for you and looking forward juniors event!
#fencenyfa #teamnyfa #juniorolympics2020 #juniorolympicschampion

 

Great job everyone who earned medals this weekend at Thrust RYC and RJCC!
Y10 girls – Liora Profis – 7th place!
Y10 boys:
Max Brodetsky – 3rd place!
Alexander Ratmansky – 7th place!
Y12 girls:
Erica Kovalchuk – 5th place!
Alexandra Rakhovski – 7th place!
Y12 boys:
David Dodin – 6th place!
Finn Chimoskey – 7th place!
Ethan Zaydman – 8th place!
Y14 girls – Elizabeth Zigalo – 2nd place!
Juniors girls – Rachel Kowalsky – 3rd place!
#gonyfa #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #ryc #rjcc #medalists

fencing, RESULTS

January Results: NAC, World Cup, Capitol Clash SYC, ROC/RJCC – so many medals!


First NAC of new decade and some awesome results for NYFA fencers!
Ethan Kushnerik had a great day beating plenty of top fencers to take 3rd place in Division 1 and earned A2020!
Peter Kambeseles also had his best result today and hands down scored the best touch I’ve seen in a while at 14-14 situation to make top 32! Peter lost to Ayman Fayez who eventually took first place!
Great job guys and we are looking for more medals this weekend!
#teamnyfa #gonyfa #januarynac2020 #divisionone

 

And our hero of the day is Rachel Kowalsky who showed her best result and was only one touch short of top 16 in Division 1! Amazing job! #januarynac2020 #division1 #teamnyfa #bestresult #fencenyfa

 

Peter makes his last touch to make top 8 in Juniors! Ethan Kushnerik also made top 8 and they will fence each other for top 4! #top8 #januarynac2020 #lasttouch

 

Huge congrats today to our fencers in juniors!
Peter Kambeseles showed his best but far and beyond deserved result – bronze medal at Junior event!
Ethan Kushnerik earned second medal this NAC with top 8 finish!
Skyler Liverant and Anton Chmut both made top 16!
Great job boys and we are very proud of you!!! #teamnyfa #januarynac2020 #fencenyfa #top8 #medalists

 

Last Cadet World Cup of the season in Bratislava is over and our fencers are coming home with medals!
Ethan Kushnerik took 7th place out of 350 fencers all over the world! Fencing from 8 in the morning till 8 in the evening!
Jackie Khrol made top 32 individualy and 3rd place in teams!
Great effort and fencing! It was nice to see my students fencing competition I used to fence myself 20 years ago:)
#teamusa #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #bratislavaworldcup #internationalfencing

 

First day of the biggest SYC – Capitol Clash – brings medals to NYFA in all epee events!
Heroes of the day:
Grayson Shchur – Champion in Y8!
Anna Temiryaev – Silver Medal in Y14 – only one touch short of gold!
Ethan Agaon – Bronze Medal in Y14 among 186 fencers!!! And B2020!!!
Daniel Dodin – 5th place in Y8 – unfortunately had to fence Grayson otherwise would surely do even better!
Caralina Khrol – 7th place in Y14!
And of course coaches medal for Yarik!
Congratulations everyone!!! Keep the medals coming! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #syc #capitolclash2020

 

Congratulations to our Y10 fighters:
David Dodin – champion!
Evan Vysotskiy – bronze medal!
Luke Kugler – 5th place!
Awesome fencing everybody! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #nyfa_li #syc #gonyfa #capitolclash2020

 

Medals keep coming! Liza Zigalo – top 8 in Y12! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #syc #medalist #capitolclash2020

 

And the hero of the day is Dylan Kats with bronze finish in Y12! Congratulations to all our fencers, parents and coaches for a great performance at the hardest and biggest SYC of the year! We earned total of 10 medals!!! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #syc #capitolclash2020

 

Congratulations to our NYFA Cup medalists!
#nyfayouthcup #youngchamps #fencenyfa #teamnyfa

 

Congratulations to NYFA fencers who earned medals at ROC and RJCC this weekend:
Nicholas Glaz – 1st place in Juniors!
Peter Kambeseles – 6th place in DIV1a!
Rachel Kowalsky – 7th place in DIV1a!
#teamnyfa #fencenyfa #roc

 

 

fencing, RESULTS

December Results: Cobra SYC to Greek Junior Championship Golds


And another weekend full of events and medals for our club!
Cobra SYC:
Y8- Grayson Shchur 5th place!
Y10- Evan Vysotskiy silver medal 🥈
Y14 – Anna Temiryaev bronze medal 🥉
Isabell Chin – 5th place!
Jason Wu – 5th place!
Cadets – Isabella Chin gold medal 🥇
Rachel Kowalsky – bronze medal 🥉

And special congratulations to Jack and Peter Kambeseles for taking gold and bronze medals at Greek Junior Championships!
#gonyfa #teamnyfa #teamgreece🇬🇷 #syc #rjcc #medalists

 

Another weekend and more good results by our fencers!
Amazing job by @jackie.khrol – top 16 at Junior World Cup in Spain, Burgos! Way to go Jackie!

Also congrats to @mitchel.bekker and @rachelkowalsky for top 16 finish at SJCC in Salt Lake City!

And surely thank you and congratulations to all our young stars at NYFA Cup #3 that was held in our Long Island location in Port Washington! #teamnyfa #gonyfa #nyfayouthcup #youngstars #worldcup