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Good Luck at National Championships!
Good luck to all fencers competing at this week’s National Championships and July Challenge!
Fencing kicks off on Saturday, July 1, in Salt Lake City, UT. Competition will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Halls 1-5 with medals awarded daily. All events are free and open to the public. The 10-day event will draw an estimated 4,222 fencers from 47 states and 428 clubs. With 8,877 entries approved for the event, the tournament could surpass the 12-day 2014 USA Fencing National Championships as the largest fencing tournament in history. For complete tournament coverage click HERE
We know how hard everyone has worked all season and congratulations to the fencers, coaches, parents, and supporters who made it through another year on the strip.
Go get ’em!
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!
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)
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