Congratulations to our coaches and students for great fencing at the 2019 Junior Olympic National Championships and outstanding achievements for the season!
Here are our Top 32 results:
Emily Gao, Jaclyn Khrol, Jordan Liverant, Emily Ostrovsky – Bronze in Junior Team
Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze in Cadets
Ethan Kushernik – 7th in Cadets & A2019
Skyler Liverant – 11th in Cadets
Peter Kambeseles – 15th in Cadets
Anton Chmut – 17th in Juniors
Isabella Chin – 18th in Cadets – beautiful fencing, undefeated in pools, lost DE to teammate Jackie Khrol.
We’re very proud of Skyler Liverant for making the USA Cadet National Team! Skyler is still Y14 which makes his achievement even more outstanding! Congrats to all Team USA and good luck at World Championships in Poland!
We also want to recognize Jaclyn Khrol for her outstanding season! Even though she finished one spot away from World Team in Cadets and Juniors, she had her best season ever and her results included: 9 National Medals including 3 top 4 finishes in Juniors, 2 top 32 results in Junior World Cups, Top 16 in Cadets World Cup! Keep working hard and next year we will make The USA Team!
NYFA fencers made us very proud at the 2017 Junior Olympics in Kansas City. Alan Temiryaev led our team with a gold medal win in Juniors and Anton Chmut earned his place on the podium in Cadets. Our young fencers did a great job competing at a level that some had never faced before: everyone advanced out of pools, and many won their first DE’s!
Congratulations to all who made Top 32:
Alan Temiryaev – Gold in Juniors, 22nd in Cadets, and World Team selection!
Anton Chmut – 6th in Cadets
Jaclyn Khrol – 11th in Juniors
Nathan Vaysberg – 12th in Juniors, 22nd in Cadets
Temiryaev, Chmut, Vaysberg, Cohen – 6th in Jr Team
Khrol, Dolgonos, Lanzman, Liverant – 14th in Jr Team
Dolgonos, Gaidar, Liverant, Mogilevich – 31st in Jr Team
Finals Alan Temiryaev v Mick Yamanaka
Alan Temiryaev wins 2017 Junior Olympic National Championship in Junior Men’s Epee. pc: USA Fencing
Alan T. Junior Olympic National Champion Junior Men’s Epee
Brooklyn, NY (February 23, 2017) – Alan Temiryaev, a sophomore at James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY, won gold in the Junior Olympics in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend. This final competition of the season earned Temiryaev a National Championship medal and locked up his spot on the USA National Team to compete in the World Championships. Temiryaev had a very strong season, including two bronze medals at World Cups in Austria and France. At just 16 years old, he is one of the youngest to win the Junior (under-20) age category at the Junior Olympics, which also includes a Cadet (under-17) competition.
This year, the Junior Olympics had a record breaking number of athletes with 301 participating in the Junior event, including reigning World Champion, Sean Wilson, from Houston, Texas. In the preliminary round, Temiryaev scored five wins and one loss. In direct eliminations, he won against Syed Haider to make top 128, then scored 15-6 against New Jersey fencer, Finn Miller to make top 64. The next bout for top 32 was very tough since Temiryaev had to face a USA Junior National Team anchor, Wesley Johnson. Temiryaev took an early lead of 9-4 and never let Johnson make a come back. He won 15-9. For top 16, Temiryaev faced another very experienced fencer from Colorado, Henry Lange. Down 10-13, Temiryaev managed to pull off a skillful combination of touches and won 15-14. For the medal round, Temiryaev was up against his New York Fencing Academy clubmate, Nathan Vaysberg. It is always hard for clubmates to compete because they know each other very well, but this time Temiryaev was stronger and won 15-8. To make semifinals, Temiryaev confidently won against Harrison Kimatian, 15-8. Next, he faced a very strong contender, Isaac Herbst from Houston, Texas, who was competing for a National Team spot with Temiryaev for World Team. There are only three spots each year to make National Team. Temiryaev was unstoppable in this bout, making almost no mistakes, and winning 15-6.
In the bout for gold, Temiryaev faced a very experienced fencer from Columbia University, Mick Yamanaka. After a long day of competition, both athletes were very tired and had little energy left, so it was a battle of strategy and willpower. Temiryaev started off losing and couldn’t catch up — until the end of the bout. With 20 seconds left and trailing 4-6, Temiryaev scored two points to tie at 6-6. In overtime. the fencers had one minute to score one point for the win. The referee flips a coin to determine who has priority and the fencer with priority wins if one minute passes with no touches scored. Temiryaev got priority, so Yamanaka had to attack, but while he was preparing to attack, Temiryaev made his own attack. Yamanaka wasn’t ready and lost the touch. With a score of 7-6, Alan Temiryaev became the Junior Olympic Champion in junior men’s epee.
Temiryaev has been selected for the USA World Team and will travel with his coach, Misha Mokretsov, to compete at the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria which will be held April 1-10.
New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. NYFA has quickly become a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has already produced National and World Champions, and has members on the French junior national team and the USA cadet national team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com 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