The Westchester-Rockland Division of the USFA

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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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Sylvie Binder Qualifies for Junior and Cadet World Team. Raises Dollars for Trip and Charity

After a long season of domestic and international events West-Rock fencer Sylvie Binder qualified for her second Cadet World Championships this year and also earned a berth on the Junior team. She will represent the US in France in April.

Congratulations Sylvie!

The 16 year old Armonk native and member of the Fencing Academy of Westchester is running a “Rally Me” campaign that will help her family join her in France and raise money for the United Nations Human Rights Office.

You can contribute to Sylvie’s campaign by clicking HERE

 

Deadline for National Qualifiers Pre-Registration Extended

The deadline for preregistering for the Y14 and Division II and III qualifiers has been extended to March 13.

Fees are doubled from March 14-18th, so sign up early!

To register, visit askfred.net or click HERE

Are you old or young enough to compete?

To fence in Y14, you must be born between 2001 and 2004. For the senior events, Division II and III, athletes must have been born in 2002 or earlier.

If you’re a veteran fencer, register for the Division II/III qualifier, fence, and you’re qualified to compete in your age group at Summer Nationals!

For more information about these events and the National Championships, visit the USFencing webpage by clicking HERE

 

Registration Now Open for the West-Rock Division 2016 National Championships

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Registration for the West-Rock Division 2016 National Championship Qualifiers is now open on AskFred!

Qualifiers are for the Y14, Division 2, and Division 3 events and are on Sunday, March 20, at the Fencing Academy of Westchester.

Pre-registration on AskFred closes March 11th. Fees are double from March 12-18. So sign-up fast!

Event fees are $60/event and can be paid in cash or check at the door. AskFred is not collecting advance payment.  The Division 2 and Division 3 qualifiers will be run as a single “Senior” qualifying tournament.

How do you sign up? By clicking HERE

National Championships will be in Dallas, TX. More information is available on the USFencing Website. Click HERE

 

 

2016 Junior Olympic Qualifiers & Division Championships: Registration Now Open on AskFred

Registration is now live on AskFred for the West-Rock Division 2016 Junior Olympic Qualifiers and Junior & Cadet Divisional Championships!

Top finishers will qualify to fence in Cleveland, OH, at the US Fencing Associations Junior Olympic Champions. Events with 4 or more fencers will be Division Championships. Pre-registration via AskFred closes on November 8th. Late entry period is from Nov. 9-15, with double entry fee. Absolutely NO entries will be accepted after November 15. Payments for events CANNOT be made online, but must be made at the door or checks can me mailed in advance — please see AskFred for details. Cash or check only.

All fencers must be a member of the West-Rock Division of the USFA to be eligible to compete in this competition. 

Click HERE to register now!

Click to download the event flyer: 2016 JO Qualifiers flyer

Age Eligibility:

Cadet: Born between 2000 and 2003

Junior: Born between 1997 and 2003

Close of Check-in times:

Event Close of Check-in
Junior Men’s Epee 9:00AM
Junior Men’s Foil 9:30AM
Junior Men’s Saber 9:30AM
Junior Women’s Foil 10:00AM
Junior Women’s Saber 11:00AM
Junior Women’s Epee 11:30AM
Cadet Women’s Saber 12:00PM
Cadet Men’s Epee 12:30PM
Cadet Men’s Foil 12:30PM
Cadet Men’s Saber 1:00PM
Cadet Women’s Foil 1:30PM
Top finishers qualify to go to Cleveland and compete at the Junior Olympic Championships

Top finishers qualify to go to Cleveland and compete at the Junior Olympic Championships

West-Rock Fencer and Club Make the News

West-Rock foilist Sylvie Binder, who represented the US at the Cadet and Junior World Championships this past April, and brought home a bronze medal, has been making headlines. She was recently profiled by both News 12 and CBS. Check out her interview with CBS Sports Anchor Steve Overmyer:

Her News 12 interview can be seen HERE

Westchester-Rockland Clubs Host Top-Level Summer Camps

Looking to sharpen your blade work, strengthen your footwork, and fence with top competitors over the summer? Westchester-Rockland clubs are hosting top-level camps that are sure to get you ready for the season ahead. Whether new to the sport, or a top competitor, there’s something to match your skill level and needs.

Fencing Academy of Westchester:

Weekly sessions for all three weapons, all ages, beginning July 27th. Session 5 (last session) begins August 24.

For beginners, the first 3 days will introduce each of the three weapons. By day 5, new fencers will be working alongside experienced competitors.

Click HERE for more information.

Nyack Fencing Academy

This years Summer Intensive Camp will combine students of multiple clubs, skill levels, and coaching styles to produce the best possible result for the campers. In partnership with other tri-state clubs, Nyack Fencing Academy presents a week-long sleep away camp at the Peddie School in New Jersey. Camp runs from August 2-8th. Space is limited! Enroll soon.

Click HERE for more information

NAFA North

August 3 – 7 from 10 am – 3 pm
August 10 – 14 from 10 am – 3 pm
August 17 – 21 from 10 am – 3 pm
Ages 8 and up
Contact fencingassistant@gmail.com for more information.

Thrust Fencing Academy

A one-week sabre camp open to both boys and girls ages 11-19 with fencing experiences that range from novice to nationally ranked fencers. All fencers must provide their own electrical equipment.The camp will be limited to fifty fencers. Day one is August 2nd — sign up now by clicking HERE.