Congrats to the Finalists at the November NAC!

 Top row, first from right: Brandon Li, 2nd in Cadet Men’s Foil.

Top row, first from right: Brandon Li, 2nd in Cadet Men’s Foil.

 Third from right: Ethan Um, 3rd in Y14 Men’s Foil. Ethan also received his A18 rating.

Third from right: Ethan Um, 3rd in Y14 Men’s Foil. Ethan also received his A18 rating.

 Fourth from left: Alexandra Jing, 5th in Y14 Women’s Foil.

Fourth from left: Alexandra Jing, 5th in Y14 Women’s Foil.

 A Silver for Debut at Veterans World Fencing Championships?!

A Silver for Debut at Veterans World Fencing Championships?!

You may have met Sharrie, Maximo and Tatiana at the club. If not, you could always get a peek into their personalities through our interview “Meet the Zaffts - and their Zest!”.

That interview was published in October 2017. Sharrie had said that she would like to make a Veterans world team… fast forward a year, she did.

And not only did she make the team, she even brought home hardware - a SILVER MEDAL!

She was a little nervous prior to the competition, but came out admitting that it had been a wonderful and beautiful experience. She made the team, fenced, scored, and finished with a silver medal to commemorate the day - it couldn't have been better.

We are still basking in the joy of it all. Congratulations, Sharrie and Michael. We are beyond proud of you!

 An emotional moment at the Summer Nationals when we found out that Sharrie would be making the Veterans team.

An emotional moment at the Summer Nationals when we found out that Sharrie would be making the Veterans team.

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 The USA Women’s Epee team comprised of Bonnie Aher, Cristina Ford, Diane Kallus, Elizabeth Kocab, Caroline Rich and our very own Sharrie Zafft. And look, there’s Michael too!

The USA Women’s Epee team comprised of Bonnie Aher, Cristina Ford, Diane Kallus, Elizabeth Kocab, Caroline Rich and our very own Sharrie Zafft. And look, there’s Michael too!

 The results definitely overshadow the quality of this photo :)

The results definitely overshadow the quality of this photo :)

Ethan's Silver Medal at the Asian Cadet Circuit in Singapore

Congratulations to Ethan, who finished 2nd at the Asian Cadet Circuit (ACC) in Singapore! The ACC is a series of five cadet level competitions held in Asia. It mimics the European Cadet Circuit, which has been successful in creating a platform for young fencers to compete widely against competitors from other countries.

Ethan is presently ranked 4th in the circuit.

Ethan Um

Ethan is first from left

Summer Team Bonding During Foil Intensive!

We try to strike a balance between fencing hard and still having fun. Our day’s rest during Summer Intensive training is usually filled with a team-bonding activity. We had a great time last year at the escape rooms, and switched it up for some outdoor activity this year - aerial adventure park at Boundless Adventures!

2018 Summer Nationals Medal Haul and Photos!

We ended the season with a record 4 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronzes and 5 Top 8 Finishes! Way to go!

Check out the following photos which were contributed by parents and fencers:

 

Gold

1st (MITBERG, RHEINGANS-YOO, WEINSTEIN) - Team Men's Foil, Summer Nationals

1st (Ethan UM) - Individual Y-12 Men's Foil, Summer Nationals

1st (Emily JING) - Individual Y-10 Women's Foil, Summer Nationals

1st (Jane CARTER) - Individual Vet-50 Women's Foil, Summer Nationals

 

Silver

2nd (Sharrie ZAFFT) - Individual Vet-50 Women's Epee, Summer Nationals

2nd (Jerry DUFFY) - Individual Vet-70 Men's Epee, Summer Nationals

2nd (Bin HUANG) - Individual Div 1-A Men's Foil, Summer Nationals

2nd (CARPENTER, JONES, MACZIK, PICARD) - Team Men's Epee, Summer Nationals

 

Bronze

3rd (Amita BERTHIER) - Individual Div 1 Women's Foil, Summer Nationals

3rd (Colin YU) - Individual Div 1-A Men's Epee, Summer Nationals

3rd (Anisha KUNDU) - Individual Div II Women's Epee, Summer Nationals

3rd (Brandon LI) - Individual Y-14 Men's Foil, Summer Nationals

 

Top 8

5th (Benjamin GONG) - Individual Y-10 Men's Foil, Summer Nationals

6th (Cassandra BATES) - Individual Div 1 Women's Epee, Summer Nationals

6th (Nicole YU) - Individual Y-10 Women's Foil, Summer Nationals

7th (Colin YU) - Individual Junior Men's Epee, Summer Nationals

8th (Elena ROBLES) - Individual Y-14 Women's Epee, Summer Nationals