The Long Island Division was certainly well-represented by our fencers at 2017 Junior Olympics in Kansas City, MO this past weekend! All our fencers fenced well, and gave it their all. A big shout-out and CONGRATULATIONS to the following competitors, who placed in the top 8 in their respective events:
6th Place Finishers:
Junior Team Men's Foil - 5 Towns Fencers Club - Scarpa, Ouellette, Palazzolo
5th Place Finishers:
Cadet Men's Foil - Andrew Zheng, Empire United Fencing
Cadet Women's Foil - Natalie Minarik, 5 Towns Fencers Club
Junior Women's Foil - Natalie Minarik, 5 Towns Fencers Club
Junior Team Women's Epee - North Shore Fencers Club - Gao, Ma, Yamanaka
Junior Men's Epee - Mick Yamanaka, NY Athletic Club and North Shore Fencers Club
Junior Women's Foil - Morgan Lee, Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club
Junior Olympic Champions:
Junior Men's Foil - Andrew Machovec, 5 Towns Fencers Club
Cadet Men's Sabre - Daniel Solomon, Mission Fencing Club
You can watch some of the bouts here:
Danny Solomon, Finals CMS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdiW713dYCo
Andrew Machovec, Finals JMF - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZMHo49oC8
Mick Yamanaka Finals JME - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COsyakmVj7k
Great job to ALL who competed and represented Long Island, showing the rest of the country what we're made of!
Be sure to check out the USFA's Youtube channel here, as they continue to add additional bouts and future events!
Thank you to every individual involved in today's fundraiser! As a club, we managed to raise $1,275 for the American Cancer Society! This could not have been possible without the efforts and donations of every fencer, parent, and coach involved today! In addition to this wonderful news, congratulations to the following gold medalists of today's events (even though there were no actual medals... sorry about that):
Jungsoo Ahnoo Ahn in women's epee, Conor Daly in men's epee, Kayla Soulias in women's foil, Regan St. Clair in men's foil, Charlotte Osborn in women's sabre, and Ryan Baldi (Brian Raldi) in men's sabre!
Thank you to the following clubs for their support:
Stony Brook University Fencing Club
Beaches Sabre Club
Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club
Full results can be found at the following link:
Thank you all, again!
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