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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!

First Medals Given out at National Qualifying Tournament

Summer National Qualifiers are underway at the Fencing Academy of Westchester, in Hawthorne, NY.

Congratulations to our first medalists on the day: men’s saber fencers Zachary Hoffman (gold), Benjamin Schlur (silver), and John Fantana (bronze)

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