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NJFA DANNY BUKANTZ YOUTH & FENCERS CLUB JUNIOR EPEE CHALLENGE

Congratulations to NYFA fencers for this weekend’s results:

  • Anton Chmut took home a gold medal in the Y10 NJFA Danny Bukantz Youth Challenge. We are happy that NYFA has young fencers ready to continue our traditions.
  • Skyler Chin took 5th place at the Fencers Club Junior Epee Challenge IV.  It was a strong event and Sky went undefeated in pools and was only 1 touch away from top 4.
  • Sophia Chelnitsky also took 5th place at the Fencers Club Junior Epee Challenge IV and renewed her rating.
  • Annie Morelli made top 8 at the Fencers Club Junior Epee Challenge IV and was a couple of touches away from top 4.
  • Peye Wong again impressed us with 2 medals from NJFA Danny Bukantz Youth Challenge – she got 3rd in Y12 mixed where she showed the best result of all girls.  In Y14 mixed, Peye took the girls bronze medal proving again that she can compete in older age groups.
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NYFA PERFORMANCE AT NJFA’S 5TH ANNUAL DANNY BUKANTZ OPEN

We would like to share some impressive results that our fencers showed this weekend!

  • Gabriel Canaux had his best personal result this weekend at the NJFA 5th Annual Danny Bukantz Open. Even though Gabriel is still in Youth 14 age group, he competed in the adult tournament that had 86 competitors. Despite the fact that the tournament consisted of over 20 “A” fencers and the same amount of “B” fencers, Gabriel made his way all the way to the top claiming the Gold Medal and earning his “A 2011” rating.
  • Skyler Chin made NYFA proud as well by making top 16 at the same event. Skyler is only in the 13 year old age group, and we are happy he can compete on the adult level already. Congratulations to Skyler on his performance and on earning his “B 2011” rating.

APRIL PORTLAND NAC & MONTREAL CHALLENGE 4 NATIONS

Romain Cannone brought home a bronze medal from the North American Cup in Portland, Oregon. There were 19 Y14 teams participating from all over USA and Canada – Romain was an anchor on the team and the medal was very well deserved.

Also, our fencers participated in the international competition in Montreal, Canada – “Challenge 4 Nations”. Our fencers did very well and we are happy for their international performance:

  • Gabriel Canaux took second place in Y14 age group – he was very close to win the tournament but was short 2 touches in a gold medal match.
  • Peye Wong also took silver in Y12 age group earning her first international medal.
  • Skyler Chin was third in Y14!
  • Romain Cannone took 8th place in Y14, bringing home the 3rd medal for NYFA in Y14 ME!
  • As a team, our fencers competed with Canadian, American and French fencers and took second place in the gold medal match with French team. Our team consisted of Gabriel Canaux, Skyler Chin, Romain Cannone and Alexander Bogert (Florida fencer that joined our team for this event). That was also a first international medal for NYFA team!
  • Annie Morelli had an impressive performance making top 8 not only in Y14 event but also in the Under 19 age group. Annie is still 14 years old and we are happy that she’s already strong enough to fence in older age groups.
  • Bennett Cohen had his first experience at international tournament and in the older age group – he fought very hard and we wish him best of luck in future events.

SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT AT MISSION FC – ROCKY POINT, LONG ISLAND

Our fencers competed in this weekend’s Super Youth Circuit.  NYFA presented fencers in all age groups:

  • Bennett Cohen took 3rd place in Y10 age group and earned his third medal this season at SYC’s. He also earned national points – god job Bennett!
  • Anton Chmut was fighting in the same age group with Bennett and made top 8! That was Anton’s first medal at competitions – we all know you’ll have many more:)
  • Peye Wong came in 3rd in Y12 age group – earning her 3rd SYC medal this season – way to go Peye!
  • William Wexler had his debut in Y12 epee and showed good composure and competitive spirit and even though he lost in his first DE he was fighting hard and lost a very close bout – keep practicing Will and you’ll succeed!
  • Skyler Chin showed very good fencing in the pools but lost to his teammate Romain Cannone in direct elimination round. Cannone eventually lost by one touch to the winner of SYC to make top 4. This way Romain got his second SYC medal this year! Both Skyler and Romain are top seeds in the region in Y14 despite the fact that they are only 13 y. o.! We are looking forward to a  good performance at NAC “E” from them this April! Along with Sky and Romain one more NYFA fencer had his debut. Sam Burman was fighting very hard and was very close to victory in many bouts but he lacked experience to claim the victory. Keep working Sam and you will be victorious!
  • Sophia Chelnitsky had very strong performance in pools by going undefeated but lost to her teammate Anna Brosgol to make top 8. Sophia took 10th place and qualified for Summer Nationals. Good job Sophiyka!
  • Anna Brosgol was short one touch to make top 2. This bronze medal is Anna’s best result in her fencing career – Anna also renewed her rating to “D 2011”. Congratulations Anna!!!
  • Also I would like to congratulate Aaron Fu with his “E 2011” that he earned couple weeks ago!
  • Congratulations to Gabriel Canaux for taking 1st place in the U16 British Youth Championships South Eastern Div qualifier!

CAPITOL CLASH SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT RESULTS

NYFA would like to congratulate our fencers with their performance at SYC in Virginia this weekend. Perhaps it was the strongest Super Youth Circuit of this season:

  • Anna Brosgol took 5th place in Y14 age group. It is her second consecutive top 8 result on Super Youth Circuits this season – good job Anna!
  • Peye Wong also made top 8 in Y12 category proving once again that she is one of the strongest youth epeeists!
  • Skyler Chin took 11th place out of 76 participants in Y14. He was short by one point to make top eight. Sky, you fought hard and next time you will be on the medal stand!

In two weeks our fencers Daniel Hurwitz, Skyler Chin and Annie Morelli will compete at Junior Olympics in Dallas, TX and we wish them best of luck!

NAC C RESULTS

We would like to congratulate our fencer Annie Morelli with a very impressive result. Even though Annie is only 14 years old she made top 20 out of 93 fencers in the North American Cup among cadets (16 years old)! On her way to top 20 Annie beat Mandeep Bhinder who is ranked #8 in cadets in USA. Also Annie renewed her “C” rating.
Good Job Annie – NYFA is proud of you – keep working hard!

NH SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT, NY EPEE GRAND PRIX & more

This weekend our youth fencers competed in the Sword in the Snow Super Youth Circuit in New Hampshire. And they made NYFA very proud:

  • Bennett Cohen bronze medal in Y10 – good job Bennett – it’s your first national medal
  • Peye Wong bronze medal in Y12 – congrats Peye you came far in these couple of months – keep it up
  • Romain Cannone took 5th in Y14 and earned his E2011 rating – bravo Romain
  • Skyler Chin bronze medal in Y14 and renewed his D rating – well done Sky
  • Gabriel Canaux gold medal in Y14 and earned his C2011 – we are really happy for you Gabe – you deserved that

In addition, our fencers participated in the 3rd New York Epee Grand Prix – this is one of the strongest adult epee tournaments in NYC. There were 30 “A” and “B” rated fencers.

  • Daniel Hurwitz made top 8 in that event – very impressive result Dan!!

Also there are some results that we didn’t post before due to the holidays but which deserve attention:

  • Annie Morelli won Candlewood Holiday Cadet event
  • Gabriel Canaux won Fencers Club Junior Epee Challenge II

Go NYFA!

NYFA at QUALIFIERS, MERCURY CUP, EUF

This weekend was very challenging since NYFA students had many tournaments to fence including Long Island Junior Olympics qualifiers:

  • I’m proud to announce that NYFA qualified one more fencer –  Skyler Chin for Junior Olympics which will be held in Dallas this February. Skyler qualified for both Cadets and Juniors, placing 2nd and 5th. Good job Sky and good luck at JO’s!
  • Aaron Fu also participated in the Cadets qualifier and was 1 spot away from qualifying. Even though Aaron did not qualify he made the final 8 in a strong event!
  • Daniel Hurwitz also made NYFA proud as he made top 8 at Mercury Cup #2 – the hardest epee tournament in NYC – only “A” and “B” rated fencers are allowed to register for it. Daniel beat five “A” rated fencers and one “B” rated throughout this event and took 5th place! Good job Daniel – keep it up!
  • Gabriel Canaux and Annie Morelli took gold and silver respectively in the “C” and under event at Empire United Fencing Club – they really represented their club to the best standard possible!

Gold Medal Earned at Atlantic Magda Nyari Youth Tournament

Congratulations to Peye Wong for winning her Gold medal in the mixed Y12 epee event at Atlantic Fencing in NJ this weekend! This is Peye’s third epee competition and second gold medal – way to go Peye!

NYFA at NAC B

  • Congratulations to Skyler Chin who made top 8 (93 participants) in Y14ME and earned his D2010 rating, even though it’s his first year in this age group. It is a great improvement since the Summer Nationals Y14 where he didn’t make top 32. Skyler was leading the whole bout for top 4 losing only in the very end by 2 points to the fencer that eventually took 2nd place. Great result Sky – we are looking forward to even better results from you!
  • Romain Cannone fenced his second National tournament and after a surprising top 16 in Summer Nationals Y12, he keeps surprising us by another good performance – Romain made top 32 (93 participants) in Y14 and got national points and qualified for Y14 Summer Nationals. Ale Romain!
  • Gabriel Canaux made top 32 (93 participants) as well in Y14 but couldn’t get to top 16 even though he deserves it by the level of fencing. In Cadets, Gabriel fell short by a couple of touches to make top 32 (167 participants) which would be a great result for a 14 year old fencer. But Gabe showed that he can fence at a high level and we’re sure he will do even better in the next NAC.
  • Annie Morelli made top 32 in Y14WE, got national points and qualified for Summer Nationals and also made top 64 in Cadets. Annie showed good fencing when she was fighting #1 seeded girl in USA for top 16 and lost only at the very end of the bout.
  • Mitchell Revich improved his result and made top 64 in Cadets (167 participants) and was close in the bout for top 32. Good job Mitch.
  • Anya Brosgol was fencing very well in Y14 and even beat the #3 seeded girl and a couple more top ranked fencers but couldn’t transfer her good fencing to DE’s – looking forward to stronger finishes from Anya in future.