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Westchester-Rockland Y14 and Division 2 & 3 Qualifiers for 2019 Summer Nationals: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Registration is now open on Ask Fred for the Westchester-Rockland Y14 and Division 2 & 3 qualifiers for the 2019 Summer Nationals! This tournament is great practice — fence whether or not you intend to compete at nationals!

The qualifiers will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Fencing Academy of Westchester in Hawthorne, NY.

Entry fee: $60/event, payable at the door.”Senior” events are qualifiers for both Div 2 & Div 3. Fencers registering for both the Y14 and Division 2/3 qualifier receive a discount: 2 events for $90!

All fees are payable at the door by cash or check. Credit cards not accepted, and no advanced payment. Fencers registered for both events will submit payment for both events upon check-in for the first event.

Preregistration online closes on March 17. Fees double from March 17-22. NO entries accepted after March 22.
Email kareckling@gmail.com for late registration

To preregister, click HERE

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West-Rock Success at Junior Olympics!

Congratulations to all our West-Rock fencers and coaches who competed (and are competing) in Memphis.

Zach Binder of FAW claimed a silver medal in the Cadet Men’s Foil. Coaches: Slava Grigoriev, assisted by Anya Katkova and Renal Ganeev.

A very special CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our division fencers who were named to the Junior National Team and will be traveling to World Championships in April:

Teddy Lombardo, Junior Men’s Epee. Clubs: FAW, NYAC. Coach: Alex Zurabishvili

Slyvie Binder, Junior Women’s Foil. Clubs: Columbia University, FAW. Coaches: Anya Katkova & Slava Grigoriev.

Time Changes to 2017 National Qualifiers

National Qualifiers for Y14, Division 2 and Division 3 are this Sunday, March 19!

Due to a late surge in entries, and in order to keep the event running smoothly, we have changed the close of check-in times for the following events:
Div 2/3 WE — now 11:30AM
Div 2/3 WF — now 11:30AM
Y14 MF — now 1:30PM
Y14 ME — now 1:00PM
Y14 WE — now 1:00PM
Y14 WF — Now 1:00PM

Junior Olympic Qualifiers are Underway at FAW

Junior events have hit the strip!

Lilov Nyack is Now the Rockland Fencers Club

NYACK, NY — Lilov Fencing Academy Nyack has closed its doors and reopened as the homebase of the Rockland Fencers Cub. Foil coach Irina Koroleva and epee coach Paul Kutelvas will join RFC epee coaches and founders Attila Lukacs and Tyler Overk.  The club’s dedicated team of fencing professionals looks forward to serving your fencing needs in its two locations:

RFC Nyack: The 40 Lydecker Street location is located on the water in downtown Nyack, NY and boasts 12 Olympic-sized fencing strips and a total of 6,000 sq f of training space.  RFC Nyack offers both foil & epee with a schedule that operates 6 days a week.

RFC JCC at 450 West Nyack Rd, will also continue to operate.

The RFC was recently featured in the Journal News/LoHud.com. For the full story, click HERE.

Want more information about the RFC, it’s coaches, and how to get started? Visit their website: http://www.rocklandfencersclub.com/

 

World Champion Sylvie Binder Earns Two Bronze Medals at Summer Nationals

Dallas, TX — 2016 Cadet World Champion Sylvie Binder (Armonk, Fencing Academy of Westchester) returned to domestic competition at the 2016 Summer National Championships and July Challenge this past weekend. The tournament is the largest fencing competition in the world and is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

Binder made two podium appearances, claiming a bronze in both the Division 1 Women’s Foil and the Junior Women’s Foil.

Congratulations to Sylvie, her family, and her coaches Slava Grigoriev and Anya Katkova.

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Sylvie poses with 6-time Olympic Medalist (and fencing Goddess) Valentina Vezzali of Italy

West-Rock Fencer Sylvie Binder Claims World title

Armonk native and Fencing Academy of Westchester member Sylvie Binder was just crowned World Champion in Cadet Women’s Foil!

Sylvie went undefeated in pools and was dominate through-out the day, winning her direct eliminate bouts 15-8, 15-3, and 15-6, before making it to the semi-finals. In the top four, she defeated Lara Bertola (ITA) 15-3 in three periods to advance to the gold medal bout, where she triumphed over Sera Azuma (JPN) 15-12 for the gold.

Way to go Sylvie!

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image via USA Fencing

This is Sylvie’s second Cadet World Championships. Last year, she finished with a bronze medal.

Sylvie will resume competition in Bourges, FRA tomorrow with the Cadet Team Event. She will also be representing West-Rock and the USA in the Junior (U20) Women’s Foil.

Keep bringing home the hardware, Champ!