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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.


Sylvie poses with 6-time Olympic Medalist (and fencing Goddess) Valentina Vezzali of Italy

West-Rock Takes the Podium at the 2014 Summer National Championships

At the 2014 Summer National Championships and July NAC, the West-Rock Division was represented by 267 entries! We had 20 fencers place in the top 8 — that’s 10% of our competitors. We also saw 3 National Champions; 3 Silver Medalists; and 5 Bronze Medalists.

What a showing! 

Congratulations to everyone that competed and their coaches. An extra big Congratulations to the following West-Rock fencers who finished on the podium:

Place Event First Last
3 DV2WF Klarissa Cristie Armada
2 U16WF Sylvie A Binder
6 U19WF Sylvie A Binder
1 Y10MF Zachary B Binder
5 V70WF Judith F Evans
3 D1AWF Audra M Fox
1 Y10WE Keegan T Glucksman
7 Y12WE Keegan T Glucksman
8 DV3ME Gabriel A Lane
3 Y10ME Milan Maddineni
7 DV2MS Joon D Peak
3 V70WE Diane Reckling
2 V70WF Diane Reckling
7 D1AWS Lindsay Sapienza
1 DV2WS Lindsay Sapienza
3 DV1MS Jonah L Shainberg
2 U19MS Jonah L Shainberg
6 DV3MF Jared Sugarman
8 DV1WE Victoria R Wines
5 U19WE Victoria R Wines


Junior Women's Foil Medal Winner Sylvie Binder of FAW (front row, center)

Junior Women’s Foil Medal Winner Sylvie Binder of FAW (front row, center)