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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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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