2018 US Summer Nationals (July NAC) – Day 1 Recap

With the highly successful BC Provincial Championships under wraps only a week ago, BC fencers were already on their way to another competition – The July NAC in St. Louis, Missouri. The competition is by far one of the largest, if not the largest North American competition in the circuit as of right now, and BC raked in some amazing results over the course of the event.

The competition started on Thursday, June 28th, with Div 1 Women’s Foil, Junior Women’s Epee, Junior Men’s Sabre, and Div 1 Men’s Epee. The day began with women’s foil and epee at 8am. BC’s Sabrina Fang (TFA) fenced first in the women’s foil event, placing 92nd. In women’s epee, Christina Zozulya (DYN) was undefeated and seeded 1st after the initial round of poules. She had a BYE into 128’s, and won that first match 15-8. Unfortunately her journey ended in the next round, finishing 33rd after a 15-9 loss in the 64.

As BC didn’t have any athletes competing in the Junior men’s sabre event we fast-forward to the Div 1 Men’s epee event, which featured three BC fencers. Fynn Fafard (DYN) placed 30th overall, losing 15-8 to Ayman Fayez. He had a 15-11 win in the 128’s, and a 15-6 victory in the 64, but fell short to the 2012 Egyptian Olypian in the 32. Seraphim Jarov finished in 61st place with a 15-11 loss in the 64’s, and Howard Zhao came 82nd.

Overall not a bad start to the competition, but there was so much more to look forward to in the coming days, so stay tuned!

For full results, please visit: https://www.usfencingresults.org/results/2017-2018/2018.06-JUN-SN/