13th. Way to keep working forward! Zoe Kim(Allez) fenced well and lost to make the top 8 in priority but finished in 10th earning her first Y12 national points! Natalie Leung(Swords) fenced amazingly and beat a tough opponent to make the 8s! She lost a close one 6-7 in priority to finish 8th overall. Congratulations to all the fencers and their coaches!
home with the 5th place medal! In Y12 Men's Epee, Chester Thompson got his 1st national points after placing in the top 16! In Y12 Women's Epee, Natalie Leung(Swords) placed 6th and Nora Wang(Swords) placed 8th earning their first National Points and then they both placed in the top 16, along with Amanda Dingman(Swords), in Y14 Women's epee to earn their first Y14 national points as well! What a great weekend! Amelia Wu(Swords) fenced well and finished with the Bronze and more national points! Annabelle Kim and Nathan Kim fenced very well and were both close to earning their first National Points. Keep working hard and congratulations to all!
Congratulations to all our fencers and their parents! In Y14 Mixed Epee, Miles Glapa-Grossklag finished with a Silver medal and moved into 1st overall taking a step closer to the overall trophy! In Y12 Mixed Epee, Annabelle Kim did wonderfully and finished with the Bronze! Teammates Thien Scofield and Nathan Kim finished 5th and 7th respectively. That result moved Thien into the 1st overall place in the Y12 category. In Y10 Mixed Epee, Thien Scofield fenced against teammate, Zoe Kim, and took home the Gold while Zoe Kim brought home the Silver! Nathan Kim also tool home the Bronze! Special mention to Naomi Kim for placing 6th and fighting well in her first tournament ever. That finish also moved Thien into the 1st overall spot as well. Congratulations to all of them and their hard work!
At the South Coast RYC we had some great results! In Y10 Women's Epee, Zoe Kim came away with the Gold medal! She fenced a little rough but pulled it through. In Y10 Men's Epee, Thien Scofield went 4-2 In pools and Nathan Kim went 3-3. They both fenced well but things didn't fall in place for them. Nathan lost his first DE missing a medal by just 2 points against a much taller opponent finishing a respectable 9th place. Thien won his first DE, but lost his 2nd DE to finish 5th overall.
used her longer lunges! It was a great step forward! Natalie Leung(Swords) finished in 7th after having a tough time in pools to pull it together and lose to the Gold Medalist in her Des! The youngest, Zoe Kim(Allez), who is still in Y10, made an amazing run and finished in 8th place after beating the #6 seed in the 16s 15-7! What a trooper! Annabelle Kim fought hard and had a hard time in pools, but she pulled it together and won her first DE!
went 2-3. He had a bad draw and drew training partner, Darius Kim, in his first DE and finished a respectable 19th out of 35. Nathan Kim, our youngest at 9 years old, fenced his first Y12 event and scored against every opponent! He didn't win any in his pools but won his first DE to finish 31st! Great job! So proud of all of them!
to teammate, Thien Scofield, in his second DE. Annabelle had a rough start in Y12 Women's Epee with 1 pool win, but fought hard and won her first DE against a higher seeded opponent to lose her next one against the 10th seed. Thien Scofield showed great promise and resolve by winning his entire pool in Y10 Men's Epee to finish 17th overall out of 69 fencers and to earn his first National Points ever! He also fenced Y12 Men's Epee and was a good foot shorter than his opponents. He split his pool 3-3 and
easily 15-6 and then lost to the 22nd seed 4-13 as time started to run out on her. She also performed amazingly well in Y10 Women's Epee with a Silver medal! It was her first time on the finals strip and she was a little awestruck. She lost a 9-6 lead to lose 9-10 in priority against the #1 ranked girl in the nation. It was her first time fencing both the #2 and #1 ranked girls in the country and she fought valiantly. We will keep working and striving for the best! I'm so proud of all my students and how hard they have worked. This event showed us more of what needs to be worked on and what the future can bring. Congratulations to all and let's keep working hard!
seed out of pools and training partner, Darius Kim to make the top 8. He was down 5-0 but made a comeback and won 15-11. He then lost to Schuder in the top 8, 12-15. In Y10 Men's Epee, Thien Scofield fenced beautifully after finishing 22nd out of 43 fencers in the Y12 Men's Epee event earlier in the day to fence the Y10 Men's Epee event in the afternoon and came home with the Silver! His best result yet! He was exhausted but still managed a 5-1 record in pools and once DEs hit, he found his stride. He got a bye into the 16, fenced and won 10-2, then fenced who he lost to in pools in the 8s and won 10-5, he fenced his friend, Joshua Ferriere, in the semis and won 10-4 to make the finals. He fenced another friend, Sebastien Noel, in the finals, was down 8-1, started a come back, but was too tired and lost in the finals 5-10. Great job to both boys and their awesome hard work! Let's keep fighting!
another sword trophy and the Gold with Ryan Lee(Swords) taking home the Bronze. In Y14 Women's Epee, (the final event) Amelia Wu(Swords) took the Silver with Nora Wang(Swords) and Emily Zhou(Swords) who both brought home the Bronze! What a day and way to fight girls! Congratulations to all the fencers, their coaches and their families!
Day 1 of the Long Beach Ryc and Allez Fencing Studio came away with 2 solid medals and great performances in pools! Zoe Kim came away with a 1st in pools and the Gold medal again after her last one last weekend to finish undefeated in Y10 Women's Epee! Great job! Thien Scofield had his best pool results ever and fenced great with a #1 seed out of pools in a tough pool! He fenced well and started his top 8 bout down 1-5, but he regrouped and tied the bout 6-6 to push it into priority. He fenced valiantly but barely missed to lose the bout 6-7. He finished with a strong 5th place medal. Great job to both fencers and their families! We can finally see a lot of their hard work start to pay off! Keep it up!
On Day 2 it was another great day for these young girls. In Y14 Women's Epee, Nora Wang and Amelia Wu both took home the Bronze medal and Amanda Dingman fought hard and placed 7th overall from Swords Fencing Studio. It was a pleasure to help coach these girls and I look forward to their future successes! Great job girls!
Last day of the Mary Rafanelli RYC and I'm so proud of these girls! In Y12 Women's Epee, Nora Wang took home the Silver and Natalie Leung finished 8th overall from Swords Fencing Studio! Nora took home 2 medals this weekend, Bronze in Y14 and Silver in Y12! Way to fight! It is a pleasure to coach you both! For Y12 Men's Epee, Thien Scofield fought hard as a little 10 year old and finished 18th out of 42 fencers, Chester Thompson fought hard and finished 21st and Andrew Moore, who just came back to fencing and is in Y10, finished 27th overall. They all tried their best and the hard work is starting to show. Let's keep it up boys!! In Junior Women's Epee, Kristen Kim showed true grit and spunk after not fencing for 3 months! She was down 4-11 in the 16s against the #2 seed in pools to come back and tie it 13-13. She ended up losing to get to top 8 14-15, but fought so hard! What a trooper! Also Emily Zhou (Swords) showed her fight against teammate, Helen Myers with a close bout, losing 14-15 to get to top 8! Helen went on to bring home 7th place overall. Great work girls! Congratulations to all the fencers, their families, and their coaches!
It was a good day for Allez Fencing Studio as our only fencer competing to qualify for the Junior Olympics to be held in Memphis, TN qualified in his event in his first qualifiers ever!
In Y12 Women's Epee, Y10 fencer Zoe Kim had a rough time in pools, but showed up strong in her first DE with a decisive 15-2 win. She then fenced the eventual Gold Medalist and lost 5-15 but tried some new things and didn't give up! Great job! Sometimes in fencing, it isn't always about winning because you have to learn how to lose to learn to win and also learn from your mistakes or weaknesses.
but lost to the #12 nationally ranked fencer 14-15, Darius Kim fought well and finished 22nd. Allez Fencing Studio fencers did well as well. Chester Thompson in his 2nd tournament ever, placed 32nd and won his first DE out of 46 fencers. Thien Scofield, our littlest Y10 fencer, fenced well and fought hard. He was down 7-2 in his first DE, came back to tie it 12-12 and lost 12-13. What a fighter! In Y10 Women's Epee, Zoe Kim fought hard all the way to the finals and was down 1-7 to come back 6-7 to lose 7-10 but way to fight! She takes home the Silver medal against a tough opponent! She has come a long way and we look forward to the growth of all our fencers!
In Y14 Men's Epee, Jonathan Oh did great for his first Y14 tournament and went 3-3 out of pools to lose his first DE but he learned a lot for a y12 fencer! Darius Kim fenced well, went 3-2 in pools, won his first DE and lost to get to top 16 by one point to one of the top Y12 fencers in the nation! He also earned his first Y14 national points which trickle down to his Y12 standings! Great job! Also, Ryan Lee fenced hard and came home with the Bronze after losing to the eventual Gold medalist! He fenced well and learned some great lessons. It was a pleasure to coach them all and I look forward to their future successes.
This post was deleted accidentally so here are the results from the first epee of the scholastic league which was held at Chaminade High School.
I was able to see a lot of growth from all fencers as it was not based on fencers' clubs but rather their school affiliations. It was a pleasure to coach students from both Allez and Swords and to see such great results in some of their first scholastic league competitions!
For the High School Men's Epee event, Thomas Moore started the day strong with only one loss out of the pools, but he ended up losing in the round of 16 to a lefty fencer. He finished a strong 9th out of 43 fencers! Keep up the good work!
For the High School Women's Epee event, Lexiss Morgan went undefeated in pools and fought valiantly in the final against a higher rated fencer and lost a close 14-15 bout! She placed 2nd out of 22 fencers! Great job!
For the Middle School Men's Epee event, we had several fencers in a fairly large field of competitors. Jonathan Oh fenced against his teammate in the 16s in a close bout against Rowen Hicks losing 12-15 to finish 10th out of 30 fencers, ages ranging from 11 to 14. Darius Kim also lost against his teammate Max Zhu to make the top 8 and finished in 9th. Rowen Hicks kept going and lost a close 14-15 bout to make the finals so finished in third overall. Christopher Dekermanji, at only 11 years of age, fought a close bout against a tough lefty in the 8s, 15-14, to make the semis to lose to another one of his teammates as well. He finishes in third as well. Great job boys!
For the Middle School Women's Epee event, Natalie Leung had a rough time in pools, but she regained her composure and won the entire tournament, earning her E17 and she has only been fencing less than a year! Great job!
Congrats to all the fencers, their famililes, and their coaches. Keep up the hard work and we look forward to seeing the future successes to come!
Full results can be found here.