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CAPITOL CLASH SYC MEDALISTS & NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPION


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Congratulations to all our athletes who competed this past weekend and achieved the following top results:

In youth fencing, eight medals and a new rating were earned at the Capitol Clash Super Youth Circuit in Washington DC:

  • Mark Dolgonos – Silver medal in Y10 boys
  • Jaclyn Khrol – Silver medal in Y10 girls
  • Alan Temiryaev – Bronze medal in Y12 and 7th place in Y14 boys. Alan also earned his C2014 rating!
  • Skyler Liverant – 6th in Y10 and 8th in Y12 boys
  • Ethan Kushnerik – 7th in Y10 boys
  • Caralina Khrol – 8th in Y10 girls

In high school fencing, NYFA athletes earned 2 of the best records on Long Island this season:

  • Skyler Chin (Great Neck South) – junior and team captain; Gold medal in Nassau County Men’s Epee Individual Championship; #1 men’s epee fencer with 20-1 record; All-Long Island, All-County First Team honors; Nassau County “Fencer’s Fencer” sportsmanship award.
  • Bennett Cohen (Jericho) – 8th grader and only repeat starter on team; 6th place at the Nassau County Individual Men’s Epee Championship; 21-2 record; All-County First Team honors.

In International fencing, Romain Cannone earned a top 32 finish at the Cadet European Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Go NYFA!!

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For Immediate Release: NEW YORK TEEN, ROMAIN CANNONE, WINS EUROPEAN FENCING CUP


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Young athlete trains in Brooklyn, fences for France, and finds International Success

Brooklyn, NY (January 17, 2014) – New York Fencing Academy member, Romain Cannone, achieved his best fencing result to date when he won the Cadet European Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia last Sunday. In just four months, Cannone quickly progressed towards his dream of going to the World Championships. He qualified to represent the French Cadet Team in October, then competed in three European Cups, taking ninth place in Bonn, Germany; third in Chalons, France; and now first in Slovakia. His gold medal was earned at one of the biggest competitions on the Cadet European Circuit with over 600 fencers from 38 countries. Cannone bested 268 athletes in the men’s epee 17-and-under category. This result advances Cannone to #3 on the European Cadet rankings and will likely secure his spot at the Cadet World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this spring.

The 16-year-old arrived in Bratislava feeling tired but excited. “The gym was very cool with country flags flying everywhere” he noted as he warmed up with his teammates. After training hard for four years and gaining international experience in the last few months, Cannone was ready to face his challengers with confidence. He fenced well from the start, winning six out of seven pools, losing just one bout by one point. Seeded 16th after pools, Cannone proceeded to eliminate his opponents handily, defeating Fastakovskiy (Russia) by a score of 15-10, Masserey (Switzerland) 15-9, and Nagurnyi (Ukraine) 15-6. In the table of 16, Cannone fenced the #1 seeded athlete, Bruev (Russia), and won 15-11. Cannone next defeated French (Canada) 15-12 which advanced him to semifinals and his toughest battle of the day against Kapala (Poland). Cannone found himself down 14-13 but managed to score two points in the last minute to win 15-14. After that bout, Cannone said he just knew he was going to get first place. He felt no pressure in the finals and defeated the #1 ranked European Cadet, Dabija (Romania) by a score of 15-12. Cannone recalled “when I won I was the happiest boy in the world. My team picked me up and threw me in the air. It was amazing.”

His previous best results include bronze in Chalons, France, and gold in the December North American Cup. He competes in the January North American Cup in Virginia this weekend, and the Cadet European Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden in February.

Cannone has been taking fencing lessons since 2008 from Coach Misha Mokretsov. In 2010, Mokretsov opened New York Fencing Academy, where Cannone continues to dedicate himself to his training, and also tries to help the young, talented clubmates who are following in his footsteps. A junior in high school, Cannone has little time for anything besides schoolwork and fencing, but says it’s all worth it. “It’s been fantastic so far. It never gets old.” Cannone wants to make his family, coach, and team proud. His friends and supporters, whether from New York or France, are proud to call him one of their own.

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

RESULTS

ROMAIN CANNONE WINS CADET WORLD CUP / NJFA RYC MEDALISTS


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Congratulations to Romain Cannone for winning the Cadet World Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia!  Last weekend, Romain competed against 268 of the best athletes in the world from 33 countries. He once again showed a great level of fencing by earning his second Cadet World Cup medal this season.

Romain Cannone (far right) Cadet World Cup Champion, Bratislava, Slovakia 2014
Romain Cannone (far right) Cadet World Cup Champion, Bratislava, Slovakia 2014

To earn gold, Romain beat the number one rated Cadet in the world, Adrian Dabija from Romania, by a score of 15-12. This result should secure his spot on the French National Team for World Championships in the Spring in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  Meanwhile, we wish him the best of luck at the January North American Cup in Virginia, and at the Goteborg, Sweden World Cup in February.  Results: http://www.eurofencing.info/tournaments/details/slovakia-bratislava-2014

We also want to congratulate our young medalists who competed at last weekend’s NJFA Doc D’Ambola Regional Youth Circuit:

  • Ethan Kushnerik – 2nd, Y10
  • Skyler Liverant – 3rd, Y10
  • Michael Mogilevich – 3rd, Y12
  • Daniel Plechavicius – 6th, Y10

GO NYFA!!!

RESULTS

BRONZE EARNED IN CHALONS, FRANCE & SUPER YOUTH CIRCUIT MEDALISTS


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2013.11.23 Chalons France Cadet Romain Cannone croppedThis weekend in Chalons, France, Romain Cannone placed 3rd out of 171 athletes from 15 countries at his second European Cadet Circuit! Romain also fenced in the team event and helped France take 2nd place. He is now qualified to compete in two more Cadet Designated events in Bratislava, Slovakia in January and Gothenburg, Sweden in February. The European Cadet Circuit is the most prestigious International Cadet Competition and is on the qualification path towards fencing in the World Championships in April. Bravo, Romain!!

Our youth fencers also competed this weekend at the Steve Sobel Super Youth Circuit in Jersey City, NJ. Here are their top 8 results:

Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y10 & 7th in Y12 Women’s Epee
Alan Temiryaev – Gold in Y12 Men’s Epee
Ethan Kushnerik – 5th in Y10 Men’s Epee
Mark Dolgonos – 6th in Y10 Men’s Epee

Congratulations to all!  Go NYFA!

PRESS RELEASES, RESULTS

For Immediate Release: New York Teens Earn Silver Medals at Fencing North American Cup, Annie Morelli selected to represent US in Cadets World Cup


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Annie Morelli, Silver Medalist, Cadets Women’s Epee October North American Cup 2011

Brooklyn, NY, October 25, 2011 – Fencers from the New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) traveled to Richmond, Virginia last weekend to compete among 2,000 athletes in the North American Cup. Some went for the training and experience, while others vied for national points and delivered their best performances to date.

Annie Morelli, 15, from Brooklyn, was determined to do better at this Cadets (under 17) NAC than she did at the July NAC in Reno. She’s been training for 8 hours a week and the hard work paid off. “It was her day,” her coach, Misha Mokretsov said, “she felt timing perfectly and was very patient and stable. Once she got the lead, she never gave it back.” On her way to earning her first national Silver medal in Cadets Women’s Epee, Annie defeated #7 ranked Horowitz and #3 ranked Sirico. She also earned an “A2011” rating – the highest possible, as well as national points which led to her selection to represent the US at the Cadets World Cup in Grenoble, France. Her next goal is to make the national team in 2012.

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Romain Cannone, Silver Medalist, Div III Men’s Epee, October NAC 2011

Romain Cannone, 14, from Manhattan, has been competing for less than two years, but that didn’t stop him from earning two NAC medals this weekend. Romain was focused and fencing well throughout the Division III (D & under rated) Men’s Epee event. As he was about to fence for top 8, his coach began a pep talk only to get interrupted by Romain. “I WILL win – I don’t care about that kid!” he exclaimed. He went on to earn his first national Silver medal, and came back the next day to earn his second medal for 6th place in Division II (C & under rated) Men’s Epee.

Two more NYFA fencers earned Cadets points at the NAC: Gabriel Canaux, A-rated sophomore on the Brooklyn Tech High School fencing team, placed 9th, and Sophia Chelnitsky, 15, also from Brooklyn, got 30th and a “D2011” rating. NYFA’s previous best results were earned at the July National Championships by Skyler Chin, 14, from Long Island who took Silver in Division II and Bronze in Y14 Men’s Epee, and also earned his “A2011” rating.

Although the club opened just over a year ago, several students were training with Coach Mokretsov at other clubs before following him to NYFA. This month, NYFA expanded its facilities to triple the original space to accommodate its growing membership. “It’s a great mix of good fencing, physical conditioning, and fun” said Romain who commutes from his Westchester home Friday nights to fence at NYFA, catches some sleep in his family’s Manhattan apartment, then returns to NYFA to train all Saturday afternoon. “It’s tough, but really worth it. Fencing is the best sport in the world!”

New York Fencing Academy is located in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art fencing center at 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224. They offer group classes, private lessons, and open bouting for students of all ages and levels, from beginners through advanced. (718) 996-0426. http://www.fencenyfa.com.

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