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!