The Westchester-Rockland Division of the USFA

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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.

West-Rock Fencer Sylvie Binder Takes Podium Placement at Cadet World Championships!

Congratulations to West-Rock fencer and Fencing Academy of Westchester member Sylvie Binder on a fabulous bronze medal finish at the Cadet World Championships!

Sylvie was seeded 18th out of pools and would upset the 2014 Cadet World Champion Marta Martyanova (RUS) in the round of 16 to advance to the quarter finals.

She finished 3rd, the highest American placement, and was joined in the top 8 by US teammate Stephanie Deschner (5th).

Sylvie Binder finished on the podium at the Cadet Worlds! Sounds like reason to celebrate to us!

Sylvie Binder finished on the podium at the Cadet Worlds! Sounds like reason to celebrate to us! (Image courtesy of US Fencing)

High School Fencing Season Comes to Close

The West-Rock Division helps the sport of fencing in Section 1.

Congratulations to our League Champions!

Men’s Foil — Nyack High School (14-0 League Record)

Women’s Foil — Ardsley High School (14-0, 13 years undefeated)

Men’s Epee — Clarkstown High School (10-2)

Women’s Epee — Tappan Zee High School (10-2)

West-Rock Fencers Place at the 2015 Junior Olympics

Congratulations to our Junior Olympic medalists and their coaches!

Junior Women’s Epee Team — FAW, 2nd Place. Fencers: Berdichensky, Falkowski, Vigna, and Ra

Junior Women’s Epee — Victoria Wines, 5th, FAW

Junior Women’s Foil Team — FAW, Gold Medal. Fencers: Binder, Magera, Peters, Carminucci

And a special congratulations to Sylvie Binder who earned a spot as a member of the 2015 Cadet Nation Women’s Foil Team. She’ll fencing for the US in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in early April.

Division 2/3 and Y14 Qualifiers is also West-Rock Division Y14 Championships

Registration is still open for the West-Rock Division 2, Division 3 and Y14 National Qualifiers! Online registration closes March 7th. Fees are double from March 8-11. So sign-up fast!

The Y14 Qualifiers are also the West-Rock Division Y14 Championships! T-shirts will go to winners (if events have 3 or more fencers).

How do you sign up? By clicking HERE

Download the event flyer to post at your club: 2015 NAtional Qualifiers flyer1