A successful European Cadet Circuit (ECC) in Moedling, Austria

Our fencers’ efforts once again bearing fruit abroad, this time in Moedling, Austria!

Results:

Individual Men’s Foil (199 Fencers)

  • 5th: Oliver Hu

  • 24th: Brian Li

  • 37th: Brandon Li

Women’s Foil (144 Fencers)

  • 2nd: Alicia Hao


Men’s Team Foil (36 Teams)

  • 1st: Oliver Hu, alongside teammates John Griffin, Fyze Tulyag and James Liao

With special mention to Oliver Hu who anchored the team from a 40-40 tie to 45-40 victory!

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!