North American Cup

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For Immediate Release: YOUNG BROOKLYN FENCERS WIN 7 NATIONAL MEDALS, CHAMPION TITLE AT NORTH AMERICAN CUP IN MEMPHIS


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Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2014) – New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) students, ages 10 through 14, competed at the USA Fencing North American Cup (NAC) in Memphis,Tennessee last weekend. Several days a week, they come from all over Brooklyn to train in Coney Island with their coach, Misha Mokretsov. Although the club is less than four years old, their young members have quickly advanced to the top of the national ranks. Mokretsov attributes their success to their hard work and dedication, but also knows that the fun and camaraderie they share in the club and at tournaments, keeps them engaged and motivated to excel in the sport of fencing.

10-year-old Jaclyn Khrol of Bensonhurst, has only been fencing for 2 years, and won her first national title in the youth-10 girl’s epee competition. Seeded second after the pools, Khrol held her first three direct elimination opponents to no more than four touches each. Her final opponent, Westchester’s Keegan Glucksman, was not as easy to beat, but Khrol took the win with a score of 3-2. Khrol is ranked #2 in the US in her age group. She adds this gold medal to her previous best results of silver and bronze finishes at the last two NACs.

Anton Chmut from Midwood, is just 14-years-old and began the day seeded 21 out of 98 fencers, but that didn’t stop him from fighting his way to the finals strip where he earned his first national silver medal in the adult Division III men’s epee event. 12-year-old Alan Temiryaev from Brighton Beach and 10-year-old Mark Dolgonos from Bergen Beach, took home 2 more silver medals in the youth-12 and youth-10 boy’s epee categories, respectively.

A fourth silver medal was earned by the NYFA youth-10 team of Dolgonos, Skyler Liverant (Kensington) and Ethan Kushnerik (Mill Basin) In the final match, they missed the championship title by just 1 point, losing to a team of fencers from San Antonio,Texas and Westchester, NY. NYFA had the only team composed of athletes from a single club. The other five teams were mixes of some of the best fencers from various clubs around the country. “I am very proud of my students for demonstrating such a high level of fencing at a young age” Coach Mokretsov noted. “Their teamwork and goal-seeking attitudes helped them achieve outstanding results at the national level and shows they are qualified to compete internationally.”

Kushnerik also earned bronze in the youth-10 individual event where Liverant took top 8.

Fencing is an Olympic sport whose popularity is taking off across the US among boys and girls who value the mental and physical aspects of the game. Fencers train to be physically fit for fast reflexes, balance, and endurance. They develop analytical and strategic thinking, self-discipline, etiquette and a healthy competitive spirit. In addition to the opportunities to compete individually at the local, national, and international levels, there are many high schools and colleges, including Ivy Leagues, where athletes can participate in fencing as a team sport.

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by head coach and owner, 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 www.fencenyfa.com for more information.

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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
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com

RESULTS, Uncategorized

7 MEDALS AT NORTH AMERICAN CUP / GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE AT RYC


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Congratulations to our fencers who earned more great results including 7 national medals, and 3 new ratings!

March North American Cup in Memphis, TN:

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y10 and E2014 rating; top 16 in Y12
  • Anton Chmut – Silver in Div III and C2014 rating;  top 16 in Y14
  • Mark Dolgonos – Silver in Y10, top 32 in Y12
  • Alan Temiryaev – Silver in Y12
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Bronze in Y10
  • Skyler Liverant – top 8 in Y10
  • Michael Burovsky – top 16 in Div III
  • Matthew Ko – top 32 in Div III
  • Nathan Vaysberg – top 16 in Y14
  • Michael Mogilevich  – top 16 in Y12
  • Bennett Cohen – top 32 in Y14
  • Jordan Liverant – top 32 in Y12
  • NYFA (Dolgonos, Liverant, Kushnerik) – Silver in Y10 Team
  • NYFA 1 (Chmut, Mogilevich, Temiryaev, Vaysberg) – top 8 in Y14 Team
  • NYFA 2 (Burovsky, Cohen, Sikarevich) – top 16 in Y14 Team

NYFA Unrated:

  • Matthew Ko – Gold  and E2014 rating
  • Anne Cebula – 3rd
  • Devan Singh – 5th
  • Sam Bekker – 6th
  • Abigail Soto – 7th
  • Kristina Finnelli – 8th

NJFA Regional Youth Circuit Youth #7:

  • Mark Dolgonos – Gold in Y10
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Silver in Y10, 5th in Y12
  • Melanie Dolgonos – Bronze in Y12
  • Anton Chmut – 5th in Y14
  • Skyler Liverant – 6th in Y10
  • Jordan Liverant – 6th in Y12
  • Dylan Polkovsky – 7th in Y12
  • Anna Lanzman – 7th in Y12

Go NYFA!!

RESULTS

ROMAIN CANNONE WINS JUNIOR NAC / NYFA TOURNAMENT RESULTS


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Romain Cannone continues to add to his incredible achievements by bringing home the gold medal from last weekend’s Junior Men’s Epee North American Cup in Virginia Beach, VA, competing against 180 athletes, ages 20 and under. Romain also took 9th place out of 255 of the top adult Men’s Epee fencers in the Division I event. Everyone at NYFA is very proud of you, Romain. Bravo!!

Also, congratulations to the following fencers for their top results at the two NYFA tournaments held last weekend:

NYFA C & Under (Div2) Mixed Epee:

  • Anton Chmut – 1st and earned his D2014
  • Bennett Cohen – 2nd
  • Ed Mufel – 3rd and earned his E2014
  • Michael Burovsky – 3rd and earned his E2014
  • Arkadiy Nizberg – 7th

NYFA Youth Challenge #3 Mixed Epee:

Y10:

  • Ethan Kushnerik – 1st
  • Daniel Plechavicius – 2nd
  • Caralina Khrol – 3rd
  • Ian Goldfine – 3rd

Y12:

  • Alan Temiryaev – 1st
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 2nd
  • Ethan Kushnerik – 3rd 
  • Michael Mogilevich – 3rd
  • Peter Kambeseles – 5th
  • Daniel Berov – 6th
  • Andrew Mufel – 7th

Y14:

  • Joshua Sikarevich – 1st
  • Anton Chmut – 2nd
  • Alan Temiryaev – 3rd
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 3rd

Go NYFA!

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For Immediate Release: ROMAIN CANNONE, NEW YORK TEEN, WINS FENCING NORTH AMERICAN CUP IN VIRGINIA


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Brooklyn, NY (January 22, 2014) – On January 20th, 16-year-old Romain Cannone (New York, NY) established his reputation as a fencing prodigy when he became the youngest champion of a Junior Men’s Epee North American Cup (NAC) this season, competing against 180 athletes ages 20 and under. Cannone defeated Justin Yoo (Southern California) in a dramatic match, coming from a 13-14 deficit to win the gold medal with a score of 15-14. Cannone also took an impressive 9th place out of 255 of the top adult Men’s Epee fencers in the Division I NAC the same weekend.

Ranked third in the world in Cadets (ages 17 and under), Cannone was seeded 37th at the start of the NAC and won 3 out of 4 pool bouts, earning the 36th seed to advance to direct eliminations. Cannone said, “the pools were very interesting – it wasn’t easy and even though I finished well, it showed me that I had to really work hard if I wanted to do good today.”

He started by defeating Mick Yamanaka (Long Island, NY), and out touched Wesley Johnson (Utah-S.Idaho) 14-13. Cannone said “The most stressful bout was with Johnson since I was leading 12-7 and then he made a nice come back. I was very happy to win in priority and after, I knew if I work hard I would do good.” Then Cannone went on to beat top Princeton University fencer and number one rated USA junior, Alex House (New England) 15-3. He followed the strong victory with a 15-14 win over Justin Yoo, USA national team member and winner of the Chalons, France Cadet European Cup. Cannone lost to Yoo in Chalons to make top 2. “After I saw I was going against Justin in the final, I knew it would be interesting as we have a history and I really wanted revenge after France.”

Previously, Cannone won the Cadet European Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia earlier this month, and the Cadet North American Cup in Dallas in December. He will fence in the Gothenburg, Sweden European Cup next month, followed by the Cadet World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this spring.

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 www.fencenyfa.com for more info.

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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
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESS RELEASES, Uncategorized

For Immediate Release: NEW YORK FENCING ACADEMY FENCER WINS GOLD IN THE NORTH AMERICAN CUP


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Brooklyn, NY (December 20, 2013) – Coming on the heels of his success at the Cadet World Cup in France, New York Fencing Academy athlete, Romain Cannone, 16, won Gold on Monday in the North American Cup in Dallas, TX.

It has been a great year for Romain Cannone. Last month he qualified to represent France in the prestigious Cadet World Cup where he competed against more than 170 fencers, from 15 countries. He earned Bronze in the individual competition and Silver in the team event. This week Romain competed against 141 fencers to earn Gold, in the North American Cup.

It was a hard start for Romain in the pools, but he confidently defeated his opponents in the direct eliminations. After winning his bouts against Bryn Hammarberg and Morris Boratin, Romain fought Thomas Petrosewicz and won 15-14, taking revenge for his loss against Thomas at the last NAC by the same score. Romain went on to defeat Jason Xu 15-10, and Malcolm Miller 15-7. To make the finals, Romain faced his toughest opponent of the day – Dylan French, the #1 Canadian who won the last NAC. With a close score of 15-14, Romain earned his place on the gold medal strip, where he defeated Charles Horowitz 15-7.

Romain moved to #3 in the US despite the fact that he cannot fence in the Junior Olympics, one of four competitions that gives points in the season. His next goal will be to do well on the European Cadet Circuit in Bratislava, Slovakia in January and after that in Goeteborg, Sweden in February. 2013 has proven to be a remarkable year for Romain Cannone and his coach, Misha Mokretsov, who has been training him since he began fencing in 2008.

About New York Fencing Academy
New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 to help people discover, enjoy, and advance in the sport of fencing. NYFA is quickly becoming a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee youth programs in the tri-state area. NYFA not only aims to develop fencers’ technical skills but we also focus on physical fitness. NYFA is located in Brooklyn, New York, and has been providing group and private fencing lessons, summer and winter training camps, in addition to hosting its own tournaments.

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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
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com