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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
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.
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!
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!