National Championships


2018 Summer Nationals Results

Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed at this year’s National Championships & July Challenge in St Louis, MO! Here are our top 32 results including 7 medals!  Go NYFA!


  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze
  • Anton Chmut – Bronze
  • Skyler Liverant – 23rd
  • Jordan Liverant – 32nd

Division 1

  • Anton Chmut – 22nd
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 23rd


  • Jaclyn Khrol – Silver
  • Skyler Liverant – 8th


  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze
  • Skyler Liverant – Bronze
  • Mark Dolgonos – 12th
  • Caralina Khrol – 17th
  • Anna Temiryaev – 19th


  • Caralina Khrol – 5th
  • Anna Temiryaev – 14th
  • Ian Goldfine – 19th


  • Ethan Zaydman – 10th
  • Landon Shchur – 13th
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 14th
  • Dylan Kats – 19th

Here are photos and coach’s remarks from the competition:

The first day of Summer Nationals brought the first medal, earned by Jackie Khrol: Bronze in Juniors!  We’re proud of Jordan Liverant who made top 32 in Juniors, and Anton Chmut who made Top 32 in Division 1.

Anton Chmut also earned his best result so far: Bronze in Juniors!  Skyler Liverant made top 32 in Juniors out of 324 athletes while only in his first year of Y14, and did great in Division 1, finishing 5th after pools.   Jackie Khrol also made top 32 of Division 1.  Josh Shuster took 4th in Senior Teams beating some of the strongest competitors in the nation.

Jackie earned her second medal:  Silver in Cadets!  What’s more important, she displayed beautiful and confident fencing.  What great consistency from MVP, Jackie Khrol, who earned 3 medals!  She set her personal best in both Cadet and Juniors events and was just 1 touch short of Cadet National title. Very proud!  Also congratulations to Anna Temiryaev and Caralina Khrol for making top 32 in Y14 out of 172 athletes.

Skyler Liverant medaled again, making Top 8 in Cadets and earning his A2018 ranking!  Another MVP of this Nationals, Skyler took Top 4 in Y14, Top 8 in Cadets, Top 32 in Juniors, and 35th in Division 1!  Great job Skyler!  Also congrats to Mark Dolgonos for making top 16 out of 254 athletes — just 1 touch short of top 8 – great fencing.

Our youngest fencers demonstrated very good fencing as well!  They competed among 107 of the best athletes in the Nation. Congrats to:  Ethan Zaydman and Landon Shchur who made top 16, and Dylan Kats for top 32.  Boys earned national points and fenced well.  Julian Brodsky, Finn Chimoskey and Nicholas Iarikov also fought well and I’m sure will do even better next time.

Caralina Khrol earned a top 8 medal and even though we hoped for gold we will work even harder to make it happen next time!  Also congrats to Anna Temiryaev who made top 16 and lost in a tough match to her teammate Caralina Khrol.  Ian_Goldfine showed solid fencing and was fighting till the end even when was down 10-1 and almost won the bout. Ian took 19th place out of 181 fencers.

Liza sets a final note for Nationals by showing strong character and making top 16 on her first Nationals!  Good job Liza.  Keep up the good work:)

– Coach Misha






Our outstanding fencers earned 11 medals at the 2017 Summer Nationals in Salt Lake City!  Again, we set a new record for our club and earned the most epee medals of all clubs in New York!  We were just 1 medal short of #1 in the US.  To all who represented NYFA on or off the podium, thank you for your hard work and support, and congratulations to all of our fencers for showing your mettle on the strip.  You make us very proud to be Team NYFA!


Y10 National Championship
Ian Goldfine – Bronze. Amazing come back from losing 7-3 in bout for top 8!
Joshua Yavorovskiy – 14th

Y12 National Championship
Skyler Liverant – 5th. 1 touch away from bronze but great fencing
Nadia Gaberkorn – 6th. 1st individual SN medal
David Pavlenishvili – 8th & E2017. Great fencing and well-deserved medal
Anna Temiryaev – 32nd

Y14 National Championship
Ethan Kushnerik – 7th. Missed top 4 in Y14 by just 1 touch
Jaclyn Khrol – 10th
Nadia Gaberkorn – 19th
Jack Kambeseles – 23rd
Mark Dolgonos – 24th

Cadet July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – Gold. Defended his title, winning 2 years in a row!
Jaclyn Khrol – 6th. Medaled in Cadets even though it’s her first Y14 year
Ethan Kushnerik – 13th. Great making top 16 in Cadets in his first Y14 year
Daniel Gaidar – 28th

Junior July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – Bronze. 1st day, 1st medal for NYFA!

Div I July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – 16th. Defeated Olympian/18th world- ranked, Ayman Fayez

Div II National Championship
Melanie Dolgonos – Bronze & B2017. 1st SN individual medal

Div III National Championship
Jack Kambeseles – Bronze & C2017. 1st SN individual medal, 1 touch away from finals
Daniel Gaidar – 22nd

Div IA National Championship
Samuel Bekker – 7th & A2017. Fenced great this competition
Ethan Kushnerik – 20th
Nathan Vaysberg – 28th

Senior Team July Challenge
NYFA (Chmut, Ponomarenko, Temiryaev, Vaysberg) – 6th out of 48.
The best senior team result for NYFA so far!


Anna Lanzman – Silver in the Maccabiah Games as anchor for Team USA!


USA Fencing All-Academic Team
Samuel Bekker – First Team
Anna Lanzman – First Team
Joshua Shuster – First Team
Vivian Zhao – First Team
Melanie Dolgonos – Honorable Mention

USA Fencing High School All-American Team
Joshua Shuster – First Team
Daniel Zaretsky – Second Team


Congratulations and best of luck in college!
Sam Bekker – New York University
Matthew Ko – Cornell University





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Dear NYFA Fencers and Parents,

The 2016 Summer Nationals in Dallas, Texas, was our most successful Nationals yet! We beat many of our records and achieved new heights, and we earned the most epee medals of all clubs in New York: eight medals and one coaches medal!  If Y10 wasn’t cancelled, NAC gold medalists Anna Temiryaev, Caralina Khrol, and Ian Goldfine would likely have added three more golds. They deserve kudos for working hard and coming to Dallas ready to win.

Alan Temiryaev wins the Cadet July Challenge at Nationals

Nationals was a huge success for Alan Temiryaev. Even though he’s in Y14, Alan made top 16 in Division 1, beating some of the top Juniors and Seniors. But that was just a start for Alan who took the Champion title in Cadets, showing really strong will and composure. In the bout for top 8, Alan was losing 9-2 but managed to turn it around, and from then on, Alan was unstoppable. He also claimed Silver in Y14 and finished the season just a couple of points short of 1st ranked in Y14.

Anton Chmut added to our success in Cadets by making top 8. Anton also made top 16 in Juniors which was his best personal result. Great fencing was also shown by Mark Dolgonos and Skyler Liverant. Both made top 16 in Y14 and earned their C2016 ratings. Ethan Kushnerik and Mark earned medals in Y12 and finished the season ranked 1st and 4th in the US, followed by Skyler Liverant (5th) who will start the season as number one seed in Y12.

Jackie Khrol wins the Y12 National Championship, Coach Misha Mokretsov earns Coaches medal
Jackie Khrol wins the Y12 National Championship, Coach Misha Mokretsov earns a Coaches medal

Jaclyn Khrol showed amazingly consistent results as she medaled in all three age groups in which she competed! Still in Y12, Jackie made top 8 in Cadets, top 8 in Y14 and claimed the National Championship title in Y12! Jackie earned her A2016 rating and I earned my first coaches medal! She finished the season as number one ranked in the nation. Great job, Jackie!!


We had success in the Senior team event as well, where Romain Cannone led our team to a top 8 finish against one of the strongest teams in the country. We beat the team that included the #2 and #4 ranked Juniors. Not to mention that NYFA teammates Nathan Vaysberg and Anton are Cadets. We lost to the same team a year ago, and this year we proved how much stronger we’ve become. Romain also did a great job making top 16 in Div1.

In addition, four of our students earned USA Fencing’s All-Academic Team honors for excelling in high school: Anton Chmut, Alan Temiryaev, Anna Lanzman, and Joshua Shuster.

Overall, I’m very happy with our results and I know that the better results we show, the higher the standards and expectations from parents will be. We will strive to measure up to these standards. But I can say that even the kids that didn’t do as well as they hoped, can be proud of themselves and be proud of being part of NYFA. Together, we really made our club one of the powerhouses in the US in youth fencing and we are starting to transfer this success to older age groups as well. I think we made some noise in the fencing community and we will continue to improve to become even better.

Thanks and congrats to all the kids, parents, and coaches for a great year, and surely we will work to make next season even more exciting!

Best regards,

Mark Dolgonos and Ethan Kushnerik, top 8 in Y12
Mark Dolgonos and Ethan Kushnerik, top 8 in Y12 with Coach Misha Mokretsov
Anton Chmut, 8th in Cadets w/Coach Slava Zingerman
Anton Chmut top 8 in Cadets w/Coach Slava Zingerman









Y12 National Championships
Jaclyn Khrol – Gold
Ethan Kushnerik – 5th
Mark Dolgonos – 6th
Caralina Khrol – 9th
Skyler Liverant – 11th
Arevik Amroyan – 30th

Y14 National Championships
Alan Temiryaev – Silver
Jaclyn Khrol – 7th
Mark Dolgonos – 13th and C2016
Skyler Liverant – 16th and C2016
Andrew Mufel – 20th

Cadet July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – Gold
Anton Chmut – 8th
Jaclyn Khrol – 8th and A2016
Bennett Cohen – 21st

Junior July Challenge
Anton Chmut – 11th

Senior Team National Championship
NYFA: Cannone, Chmut, Shuster, Vaysberg – 8th
NYFAII: Bekker, Cohen, Ko, Temiryaev – 15th

Division I July Challenge
Romain Cannone – 15th
Alan Temiryaev – 16th

Division II National Championship
Anna Lanzman – 16th

Division III National Championship
Jack Kambeseles – 11th
Peter Kambeseles – 21st
Michael Mogilevich – 24th




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We are very proud of our 35 athletes who qualified and competed in the 2014 Summer Nationals in Columbus, Ohio — the world’s largest fencing tournament with over 4,300 participants!  We are happy for our youngest fencers who excelled in the Y10 and Y12 age groups despite the fact that for some of them it was their first Nationals.  We congratulate our Junior fencers who did great individually, as well as in teams where they showed fantastic team spirit and beat the strongest opponents including the gold and silver medalists from individuals.

Congratulations to all of our fencers and their families, whether you bravely competed at Nationals for the first time or skillfully earned national points and medals!

Top 8 Results:

  • Jaclyn Khrol – 3rd out of 45 in Y10 & 5th out of 84 in Y12 Women’s Epee
  • Skyler Chin – 5th out of 361 in Junior Men’s Epee and A2014
  • Ethan Kushnerik – 5th out of 63 in Y10 Men’s Epee
  • Team NYFA: Cannone, Chin, Bellomi – 8th out of 65 in Junior Team Men’s Epee
  • Alan Temiryaev – 8th ou t of 112 in Y12 Men’s Epee
  • Skyler Liverant – 8th in Y10 Men’s Epee

Top 16 Results:

  • Luca Bellomi – 10th in Junior Men’s Epee and B2014
  • Melanie Dolgonos – 14th in Y12 Women’s Epee
  • Mark Dolgonos – 14th in Y10 Men’s Epee
  • Caralina Khrol – 16th in Y10 Women’s Epee
  • Team NYFA: Brosgol, Chelnitsky, Kornak – 16th out of 29 in Junior Team Women’s Epee

Top 32 Results:

  • Katherine Yenna – 17th in Y10 Women’s Epee
  • Joshua Sikarevich – 18th out of 190 in Y14 Men’s Epee
  • Sophia Chelnitsky – 19th out of 114 in DivII Women’s Epee
  • Daniel Plechavicius – 20th in Y10 Men’s Epee
  • Romain Cannone – 22nd in Junior Men’s Epee
  • Anton Chmut – 25th in Y14 Men’s Epee
  • Michael Mogilevich  – 29th in Y12 Men’s Epee
  • Ethan Kushnerik – 29th in Y12 Men’s Epee
  • Jordan Liverant – 31st in Y12 Women’s Epee
  • Michael Burovsky – 32nd in Y14 Men’s Epee

View full results here

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Let us remind you that summer is a great time to boost your fencing while others rest!  You can still register for our Summer Camps – click here for more information:

  • Two beginners day camps: 7/14-7/18 and 8/18-8/22
  • Pennsylvania sleep away camp: 8/1-8/10
  • Pre-season day camp: 8/25-8/29

Summer Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30-6 footwork and 6-7:30 class.   We’ve received requests for summer weekend classes so please let us know by email or phone if you’re interested and we will schedule a class.

Finally, the annual USFA membership expires 7/31/14.  Register here and make sure to choose New York Fencing Academy as your primary club.




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Summer Nationals is finished and we are very proud of all our athletes who represented New York Fencing Academy this season in Columbus, Ohio. We would like to announce our results and heartily congratulate NYFA Fencers for their new great achievements:

  • Anna Marinovich – 18th place in Y-10 Women’s Epee
  • Mark Dolgonos – Top 16 in Y-10 Men’s Epee
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 6th place in Y-10 Women’s Epee
  • Anton Chmut – 9th place in Y-12 Men’s Epee
  • Joshua Sikarevich – 19th place in Y-12 Men’s Epee
  • Alan Temiryaev – 20th place in Y-12 Men’s Epee
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 23rd place in Y-12 Men’s Epee
  • Romain Cannone – 7th place in Cadet Men’s Epee and Top 16 in Junior Men’s Epee
  • Anna Kornak – Top 16 in Div II Women’s Epee and earned her D2013
  • Galyna Khrol – 22nd place in Div II Women’s Epee
  • Sophia Chelnitsky – 24th place Div II Women’s Epee
  • Arkady Nizberg – 10th place in Vet-60 Men’s Epee and earned his D2013
  • Alexander Shifer – Top 32 in Vet-60 Men’s Epee
  • Anna Brosgol – Top 32 in Div I-A Women’s Epee
  • NYFA Team (Brosgol, Chelnitsky, Kornak, Khrol) – Top 8 in Senior Team Women’s Epee
  • Yuriy Chelnitsky – earned his E2013

Also, we would like to congratulate Skyler Liverant, Rachel Tanibajeva, Nicholas Glaz, Arkady Nizberg, Alexander Shifer, Galyna Khrol, Joshua Sikarevich, Eugene Shifer, Yury Chelnitsky, Anna Marinovich, Mark Dolgonos, Anna Kornak, Matt Ko who competed in the Summer Nationals for the first time, good job!