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West-Rock foilist and Fencing Academy of Westchester fencer Sylvie Binder won this weekend’s Cadet Women’s World Cup in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany. The Sparkassen Cup is historically one of the most competitive international tournaments for U17 fencers. She was joined on the podium by US teammates Morgan Partridge (2nd), Stefanie Deschner (3rd), and Samantha Viqueira (7th).
Congratulations to team USA, Sylvie, her family, and her coaches Anya Katkova and Slava Grigoriev!
For West-Rock fencers planning to compete in the Cadet Men’s Saber or Cadet Women’s Epee, note that we have changed the close of check-in times. Cadet Men’s Saber will now close at 1:00PM and Cadet Women’s Epee at 2:00PM.
You can verify close times by clicking HERE
Registration for the Junior Olympic Qualifiers is closed.
We’re expecting a great day of competition. See you all Sunday at the Fencing Academy of Westchester.
The fencing season is about to get underway, and in anticipation of a busy, competitive year, the West-Rock Division has set dates and sites for the 2015 Junior Olympic and 2015 Summer National Y14 and Div2/Div 3 Championships Qualifiers. Both qualifiers will be held at the Fencing Academy of Westchester (FAW) in Hawthorne, NY.
2015 Junior Olympics Qualifiers
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Age Categories: Junior (U20) and Cadet (U17)
Event Fee: $50/event
Pre-registration is now open on AskFred and closes on Sunday, November 9th. Late entries will be accepted at double entry fee between November 10 and November 16. Absolutely NO entries will be accepted after midnight on November 16th, no exceptions.
To pre-register for the 2015 Junior Olympic Qualifiers, Click HERE
2015 Summer National Y14 and Div 2/Div 3 Championships
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Age Categories: Y14, Division 2, Division 3,Veteran
Event Fee: $50/event
Pre-registration is now open on AskFred and closes on Sunday, March 1st. Late entries will be accepted at double entry fee between march 2nd and 9th. Absolutely NO entries will be accepted after midnight on March 9th, no exceptions.
To pre-register for the 2015 Summer National Y14 and Div 2/Div3 Qualifiers, Click HERE
All fencers in these tournaments must be members of the West-Rock Division and hold current USFA Membership. You will be asked to present your membership card at check-in. Please verify your division with the USFA (NOT Askfred!) before registering — you can do that by clicking HERE.
Please note that AskFred is independent from the USFA — classification upgrades noted on AskFred are not valid until confirmed by the USFA.
Late registration can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the fencer’s name, birth year, weapon, age categories, and classification in the email.
Payment for these events cannot be made online. Checks, made payable to the West-Rock Division USFA can be mailed in advance to the address noted on the “more info” page of the AskFred tournament listing. Payment is also accepted at the door in cash or check. Credit Cards not accepted.
If you register for multiple events, payment for all events is expected by check-in for the first event. Refunds are not granted if fencers elect to withdraw from later events.
The West-Rock Division is a 501c3 non-profit. Tournament fees go directly to referee payments and costs associated with running the qualifier.
Event times are subject to change based on number of registrants. Please check our website and AskFred for updates.
At the 2014 Summer National Championships and July NAC, the West-Rock Division was represented by 267 entries! We had 20 fencers place in the top 8 — that’s 10% of our competitors. We also saw 3 National Champions; 3 Silver Medalists; and 5 Bronze Medalists.
What a showing!
Congratulations to everyone that competed and their coaches. An extra big Congratulations to the following West-Rock fencers who finished on the podium:
At today’s Division 2 & 3 and Y14 National Qualifying Tournament, the West-Rock Division recognized US Junior and Cadet Men’s Epee World Championship Team member Joshua Cole and his coach Alex Zurabishvili. We also acknowledged Fencing Academy of Westchester Head Coach, Slava Grigoriev for his contribution to Westchester-Rockland Fencing.
Fencers competed today in 12 events across 2 categories. The top 4 finishers were recognized in each event with medals. 54 fencers from West-Rock qualified to the Division 2, Division 3, and Youth-14 Summer National Championships. Full results will be posted later today on askfred.net.