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!