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PRESS RELEASES

For Immediate Release: World Cup Silver Medal for Brooklyn Fencer on USA Team in Budapest


Brooklyn, NY (October 7, 2019) – This weekend Team USA earned silver in the Cadet World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. This was the first and strongest world cup of the season with most of the dominating nations in the world were present. Three New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) students represented the US: Skyler Liverant (Kensington, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School), Jaclyn Khrol (Bensonhurst, Midwood High School), and Ethan Kushnerik (Mill Basin, York Prep School). All three athletes are aiming to qualify for the World Championships which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT in April 2020.

Jaclyn Khrol made top 32 out of 289 athletes and was one touch short of winning the top 16 bout against Italy’s Margherita Baratta who eventually took bronze. Khrol was one of seven girls from the USA that earned international points and is now ranked #3 in the US. The top three athletes in each category will qualify for World Championships.

Skyler Liverant had the best result for team USA, earning bronze in the individual competition out of 324 athletes. This was Liverant’s personal best result which moved him into the #1 spot on US rankings and #5 in the world. Team USA National Coach, Alex Zurabishvili said, “On his way to bronze medal, Skyler was fighting for every touch, very focused and coachable, high level of focus, determined to win.”

Liverant recalled, “I was very focused throughout the competition, both bouts in direct elimination for top 64 and 32 came down to one touch to decide the winner but I stayed calm, relaxed and confident about what I was going to do and I believed I could do it!”

In the first direct elimination bout for top 64, Liverant was down the entire time against a Russian fencer, until the end. With a score of 11:14, Liverant managed to catch up and win 15:14. In his second DE bout, Liverant also won by one touch.

The next day, Liverant and his US teammates earned silver in the team event. Liverant trains at New York Fencing Academy in Brooklyn with coach Misha Mokretsov who said, “Skyler is one of the youngest athletes on the traveling USA team (top 20 athletes), but nevertheless was the most experienced since he is the only one who made Team USA last year and participated in the World Championships! We expect him to keep up his level of fencing and lead other USA fencers. He is very hard working and trained non-stop the whole summer while many were on vacation. Hard work pays off and we will keep working hard to qualify for World Championships in Salt Lake City and fight for medals there!”

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov. In 2018, NYFA opened their second location in Port Washington, Long Island, NY. NYFA is a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has produced National and World Champions, and has members on the USA and French national teams. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, after school programs, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com for more info.

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Contact: Misha Mokretsov, , cell phone: (347) 741-1343
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Brooklyn: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, club phone: (718) 996-0426
Long Island: 8 Haven Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, club phone: (516) 472-7042
info.nyfa@gmail.com
http://www.fenceNYFA.com

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS, College fencing

Updates: #1 Medals Earned, Club Expansions, College News


We’re excited to share great club news with our members:

2018-2019 Season End Results – our fencers, coaches, and parents should be very proud:

  • NYFA tied for FIRST PLACE with Alliance in the number of 2019 Summer National medals earned!
  • NYFA took FIRST PLACE in the number of Super Youth Circuit (SYC) medals earned in the USA!

Club Improvements – we are always striving to make NYFA even better for our students:

  • Port Washington: we renovated and expanded the fencing area to include 8 strips
  • Coney Island: we are expanding the waiting area for parents’ comfort and for students to have more space to do homework and store equipment

College News – Congratulations and best of luck to our high school graduates who have started college this year!

  • Alan Temiryaev – Columbia University
  • Emily Gao – Cornell University
  • Karina Popovich – Cornell University
  • Jeffrey Wang – Johns Hopkins University
  • Kevin Feng – New York University
  • Anna Lanzman – New York University
  • Michael Mogilevich – Rutgers University
  • Josh Shuster – Brandeis University
  • Tatiana Merheb – McGill University Montreal
  • Ann Zats – Macaulay Honors at Hunter College

Go NYFA!

RESULTS

Junior Olympic Medalists, Cadet National Team Selection


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!

Go NYFA!

PRESS RELEASES

For Immediate Release: Long Island and Brooklyn Fencers Win North American Cup Medals, Vie for National Teams


Brooklyn, NY (November 13, 2018) – Four teen fencers from Long Island and Brooklyn had success at the North American Cup in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend, earning gold, bronze, and top 8 medals, and strengthening their chances for selection to the US and Canadian national teams. These athletes come from different high schools but train and travel together as clubmates at New York Fencing Academy, with one goal in common: to compete for their countries on the international stage.

Skyler Liverant, a freshman at Brooklyn Prospect Charter High School, earned 5th place in Juniors, two categories above his age group. Now ranked number two nationally, Liverant has a good chance at making the US Cadet national team. His coach, Misha Mokretsov at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island, Brooklyn, said, “Skyler is only 14 and was having a blast fencing some of the best 17-20 year olds in the country, so when he beat them, he was ecstatic.” Liverant’s highlight of the day was defeating Notre Dame’s Stephen Ewart, a 3-time national team member and Junior and Division 1 champion. Liverant will attempt to solidify his position at the Cadet Circuit in Bonn, Germany later this month.

Alan Temiryaev, a senior at Hewlett High School who has verbally committed to Columbia University, won his second Junior national title last weekend. Temiryaev hopes to make the US Junior national team, and after a tough start to the season, was determined to have a strong showing. “I won my first four bouts, then twisted my ankle badly and lost the next two. But I’m glad I was able to overcome the pain and win” said Temiryaev. He had to defeat his clubmates, NYU fencer Sam Bekker, and Liverant, to go on to beat World Championship silver medalist, Ryan Griffiths, and Youth Olympics bronze medalist, Isaac Herbst, in the finals. Temiryaev will try to add to his winning record at the upcoming World Cups in Riga, Latvia and in Luxembourg.

Jaclyn Khrol, sophomore at Midwood High School, showed great consistency, earning bronze in Juniors and top 8 in Cadets. Khrol is currently second in team points to make the US national team. In one week she will represent Team USA at the Junior World Cup in Puerto Rico, and then will join clubmate, Temiryaev, in Luxembourg. She is proud to have her little sister, Caralina Khrol, an 8th grader at Joseph B. Cavallaro Middle School, follow in her footsteps. Caralina also earned a bronze medal, in the under 14 age group.

Steven Grams, Great Neck South High School senior, earned 7th place in Juniors. This was a comeback for Grams who lost almost the entire last season due to knee injuries, after starting off well with a silver and top 8 at last year’s Cadet NACs. “Now that he’s back, the first priority is to keep him healthy to train,” said his coach, Marat Israelian, at New York Fencing Academy in Port Washington, Long Island. “Hopefully this gives him the confidence to believe in his abilities. With practice, the sky’s the limit.” Grams will also compete in Luxembourg, and aims to secure a spot on the Canadian Junior national team.

 

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov. In 2018, NYFA opened their second location in Port Washington, Long Island, NY. NYFA is a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has produced National and World Champions, and has members on the USA and French national teams. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, after school programs, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com for more info.

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Contact: Misha Mokretsov, , cell phone: (347) 741-1343
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Brooklyn: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, club phone: (718) 996-0426
Long Island: 8 Haven Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, club phone: (516) 472-7042
info.nyfa@gmail.com
http://www.fenceNYFA.com

RESULTS

November NAC Gold + 5 Top 8 Medalists


Congratulations to the NYFA athletes who earned top 32 results at the November North American Cup in  Kansas City, MO!  And thanks to the coaches and parents who work hard to support our fencers!

  • Alan Temiryaev – Gold in Juniors – Alan made us proud once again with his second Junior title!
  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze in Juniors, 8th in Cadets – strong and confident fencing – we’re proud of you!
  • Caralina Khrol – Bronze in Y14 & B2018, 28th in Juniors – disciplined and smart fencing all around – congrats on your personal best!
  • Skyler Liverant – 5th in Juniors – he had a blast beating some top fencers in USA and he’s still Y14!
  • Steven Grams – 7th & A2018 in Juniors – great job, Steven and Coach Marat!
  • Anton Chmut – 25th in Juniors
  • Emily Gao – 32nd in Juniors

Other recent, local top 8 results: NYFA-LI   NYFA-BK

Go NYFA!