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Juniors bring home Gold and Two Silvers at 2020 Pan Ams!

Following the Cadet events, the Junior competition ran from February 25th-28th with both individual and team events.

Day 3

The first day of the Junior events say Fynn Fafard and Seraphim Jarov competing in the Men’s epee category, fresh out of the Vancouver World Cup. Both boys started out strong in their poules, with Seraphim going undefeated 6-0 and Fynn 5-1, losing only a close 5-4 bout to Justin Haddad (USA). With a 2nd place seed for Seraphim and 7th place for Fynn, both were granted BYEs through to the round of 32. Seraphim faced Luis Steffano Brilla Araya (CRC) winning in a prompt 15-5 bout, while Fynn was against Pedro Petrich (BRA) with a victory of 15-6. In top 16, Seraphim faced off with Jorge Valderrama (CHI), and unfortunately losing the close bout 15-14. Fynn moved forward into the round of 8 after a 15-9 victory against Lucio Perez Ondartz (ARG). However, in top 8 he also versed Valderrama and despite being a lead throughout the bout, he ended up losing 15-13. Seraphim finished 9th and Fynn 6th.

Day 4

On the second day of Junior events, Christina Zozulya competed in women’s epee and Adam Wong in Men’s foil.

Christina started the day going 3-2 in poules, and gaining a BYE into 32s. Her first DE was against Claudia Aguilar (MEX), winning the close bout 15-14. In the round of 16 she faced Michaela Joyce, but was defeated 15-9. She finished in 15th place overall.

Adam went 3-3 in his poule, seeding 23rd and having a BYE going into DEs. In the round of 32 he faced Kevin Lima (BRA), but lost an unfortunate 15-4 bout. Adam placed 24th overall.

Day 5

Fynn and Seraphim competed again in Team Men’s Epee, seeding 2nd and having a BYE into the round of 8. Their first opponents were Team Colombia, and with a steady lead throughout the 9 periods, the Canadian team won 45-19. In the semi-final, they faced Team Brazil, and with another comfortable lead they beat the Brazilian team 45-35. The gold medal bout was close through the first five periods, though the Canadians were at least a point or two in the lead. They were able to grow their lead gradually in second half of the bout before defeating the Americans 45-35 to win the gold medal!

Victor Gantsevich (Coach), Manuel Belmonte (Team Manager), Team Canada: Ted Vinnitchouk, Fynn Fafard, Seraphim Jarov and Nathan Brunet – Gold Medalists.

Day 6

The last day of competition featured Christina Zozulya in Team Women’s epee and Adam Wong in Team Men’s foil.

The women’s team faced off with Costa Rica in their first DE, with a landslide victory of 45-12. Their next bout against Chile remained close, even seeing the Canadians slip a point or two behind at times. However, in the 5th period they pulled ahead and shifted the bout in their favour, ending with a 45-35 victory. In the gold medal bout they were against Team USA,  but unfortunately lost the match 45-23, taking home the silver medal!

Canadian Women’s Epee- Silver Medalists. Photo by Esgrima El Salvador Centroamérica.

In the team men’s foil event, Canada was up against Colombia in their first DE. The team had a strong start with a 45-19 win over the Colombians. In semi-finals they faced Chile, and it was a close bout the whole way through. The lead went back and forth between the two teams straight to the end where Simon Poon anchored the Canadians to a 45-43 win. The gold medal bout against the US was a close one. Going into the 7th period, Adam Wong was subbed in for Niklas Holland, bringing the team to 35-34 over the Americans. Unfortunately, in the last period the US team managed to make a break for the lead, winning 45-39 over Canada.

Canadian Men’s Foil – Silver Medalists. Photo by Esgrima El Salvador Centroamérica.

 

Well done to all of our Junior athletes who competed last week!

BC Cadet fencers medal at 2020 Pan American Championships

The 2020 Cadet/Junior Pan American Championships took place from February 23rd-28th in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Day 1

The Sunday saw Eli Lippman and Zakhar Vozovik in Cadet men’s epee, and Jack Pan and Jerry Pan in Cadet men’s sabre.

Lippman started off with 4 wins and 2 losses in his poule, seeding him 10th going into DEs. Vozovik was 5-1 in his poule, his only loss being 4-5. Going into the direct elimination rounds, he was seeded 4th. Vozovik was granted a BYE into the round of 16, while Lippman faced off against Emmanuel Bernal (PAR). In a swift 15-3 bout, Lippman advanced into top 16 with his BC teammate. Vozovik was victorious in his first DE of the day, winning 15-8 against Saul Moris Villacorta Portillo (ESA). Lippman defeated Andrew Graber (USA) 15-9 to make top 8, where he would have another 15-9 win against Dennis Russanov (USA). Vozovik had a 15-12 win over Nicolas Candela (USA) in his top 8 bout, to advance him into the medal rounds alongside his teammate. The semi-final would show to be a tough fight for both Canadians, where Lippman would lose a close 15-14 bout against Daniel Ojeda Buitrago (CRC), and Vozovik would lose 15-11 to Arturo Rangel (MEX). Two bronze medals for BC in the first event of the day!

Zakhar Vozovik and Eli Lippman – Bronze medalists. Photo by Esgrima El Salvador Centroamérica.

Next up were Jack and Jerry Pan in Cadet men’s sabre. Jerry went 5-1 in his poule, seeding him in a tied 1st place going into the direct eliminations. Jack went 4-1 in his poule, seeding close behind his brother in 7th place. Both boys would earn a BYE into the round of 16. Jerry then defeated Jose Miguel Arroyo Rivera (PUR) 15-7, while Jack won his bout against Ricardo Lopez 15-10. However, it was in the round of 8 that the boys would have to face off against each other. The win would go to Jack 15-11 to make it into the semi-finals. Jack would go on to lose his top 4 bout against Colby Harley (USA) 15-7, while his brother would finish 5th overall. With three BRONZE medals and a top 8 finish on day 1 of the competition, our BC fencers were off to a good start.

Jack Pan – Bronze medalist. Photo by Esgrima El Salvador Centroamérica.

Day 2 

The second day of competition was Janet Chen in Cadet women’s epee and Adam Wong in Cadet men’s foil.

Women’s epee was the first event of the day, and Janet had a strong start going 6-0 in her poule. With an indicator of +19, she was a clear front-runner going into DEs. Earning a BYE into 16s, her first bout was against Daniela Gonzalez (MEX), who she defeated 15-10. In top 8, she had to verse her team Canada teammate, Heidi Zhu. Janet would end up losing 15-9 to finish with a 5th place result.

In men’s foil, Adam Wong began with a 5-1 poule and an indicator of +11. This would give him a 4th place seed and a BYE into the round of 16. In his first DE, he won a 15-8 bout against Colton Anderson. Unfortunately, Adam would lose his top 8 bout 15-9 against Lorenzo Mion (BRA) to finish with a 6th place result!

Well done to all of our BC cadet fencers on Pan Ams Championships!

BC Men’s Epeeists compete at the 2020 World Cup!

This past weekend (February 7th-9th), six BC men’s epeeists competed at the Peter Bakonyi World Cup. The event was hosted at the Richmond Olympic Oval, where some of the 2010 Winter Olympics events were held 10 years ago!

Seraphim Jarov wasn’t only the highest ranking BC fencer, but also the highest ranking Canadian at the end of the competition. In poules he went 2-4, beating Mateusz Antiewicz (POL) 5-3 and Rok Sobocan (SLO) 4-0. With a 124th place seeding and a BYE into 128s, he was against Rubes Martin (CZE) first. He won the bout 15-12 to move into the 64s. In a close bout, he fenced Jose Felix Dominguez (ARG) and won 11-10. With day 1 of the day finished, Jarov would advance into the top 64 on day 2 – facing world no.4 Kazuyasu Minobe (JPN). Another close bout, but this time his opponent would take the win, with a score of 12-11 for Minobe. Jarov finished the event with a 62nd place result.

(Seraphim Jarov. Photo by Devin Manky)

Fynn Fafard started off the preliminary rounds with 2 wins and 4 losses, defeating Yeisser Ramirez (USA) 5-3, and Michael Geraghty (IRL) 5-2. He was seeded 135th after poules, which landed him a BYE into the round of 128. He faced Peeter Turnau (EST) in his first DE, and despite hanging onto a substantial lead for a majority of the bout, an arm injury hindered the bout. Turnau caught up and they went to the overtime minute. In a tense close-quarters fight, the Estonian took the 15th point and won the bout 15-13. Fafard finished the event with a 154th place result.

(Fynn Fafard and Peeter Turnau (EST). Photo by Devin Manky)

Dylan French also went 2-4 in his poule, with wins over Yuval Shalom Freilich (ISR) 5-1 and Hoi Sun Fong (HKG) 3-2. He was 147th going into DEs, just narrowly missing the cut. In his first DE, he faced Anatolii Herey (UKR); 4-time Gold, 2-time silver Satellite medalist, as well as bronze medalist at Grand Prix and World Cups. Their bout was a close 15-14, but Herey took the win in the end. French finished in 163rd place.

(Dylan French and Anatolii Herey (UKR). Photo by Devin Manky)

Zakhar Vozovik, Eli Lippman and Mateo Kadyszewski all fought hard in their poule matches, but unfortunately didn’t advance through to the direct elimination rounds. Vozovik went 1-5 in his poule, defeating Hongjie Song (CHN) 5-4. Lippman also went 1-5 in his poule, with a victory against Abdelkarim El Haouari (MAR) 5-3. Kadyszewski went 0-6 in his poule.

(Zakhar Vozovik. Photo by Devin Manky)

Dylan French and Seraphim Jarov both competed in the team event, alongside Marc-Antoine Blais-Belanger and Maxime Brinck-Croteau. The team faced Korea in their first DE. At the beginning of the 5th leg, the Canadians were leading 12-11, but by the end of the period the Koreans were up 19-16. Their momentum didn’t halt, as their finished the bout with a score of 44-29. The Korean team (Sung Ho An, Jaeseon Kwon, Sangyoung Park and Jae Ho Song) would go on to win the Gold medal!

(Team Canada: Maxime Brink-Croteau, Marc-Antoine Blais-Belanger, Seraphim Jarov, Dylan French and coach Victor Gantsevich. Photo by Devin Manky)

Congratulations to Seraphim Jarov for his top 64 results and to all of our BC fencers for their hard work this weekend. Well done to all of the boys that competed at the World Cup for the first time this year. Looking forward to some good results as the Pan Ams and World Championships draw closer!

Dynamo Fencers Off To The Ivy Leagues

No matter what sport, the chance to watch your favourite athletes perform up-close is an opportunity most young athletes can only dream of. However, if you’re a BC fencer (or one willing to make the commute) you can do just that. The Vancouver Men’s Epee World Cup is a competition that has allowed aspiring fencers the chance to learn from some of the highest ranked men’s epeeists in the world.

For some BC fencers, this learning experience has shown great benefit in their own personal journeys. Christina Zozulya and Howard Zhao are two Dynamo Fencing Club athletes heading off to ivy league universities in the US this fall. Zozulya will be attending Yale, while Zhao will be at Columbia University. Beyond their academic achievements, both of these promising young fencers have developed significant resumes of results.

This season, Zozulya secured a gold and silver medal in junior women’s epee across Nationals and the first Canada Cup in September, as well as a bronze medal and a 5th place result in the Senior division at these two events. In 2018, she won a Bronze medal at the Cadet European Circuit in Bratislava, Slovakia.

(Christina Zozulya)

Zhao has also proved himself on home soil, with numerous championship medals and national titles. Even more impressively, in 2017 he won a gold medal in cadet men’s epee at the North American Cup in Anaheim, California.

(Howard Zhao and Igor Gantsevich – Photo by Devin Manky)

The Vancouver World Cup has been instrumental in developing fencing style, skills and motivation of local athletes. Other fencers like Dylan French (Notre Dame, class of 2019) and Seraphim Jarov (UBC, class of 2023) have not only spectated, but competed in the Vancouver World Cup. In the future, we hope to see even more young fencers pursue their sport both on a nationwide and international scale through the inspiration of the Vancouver World Cup.

BC Qualifies 9 Potential Athletes to Cadet/Junior Pan Am Championships!

BC has qualified 6 Cadet and 3 Junior athletes to the Pan American Championships in El Salvador next month (February 2020). This past weekend’s Canada Cup in Gatineau, Quebec was the final Cadet qualifying competition before the Championships. 

Cadet

Janet Chen (Dynamo) is currently ranked 2nd in Cadet Women’s epee. With a gold medal in Cadet women’s epee and additional 17th place finish in Junior, she gained 56.25 points to secure her 2nd place national ranking. 

BC has qualified two Cadet Men’s epeeists for the event – Zakhar Vozovik (Dynamo) and Eli Lippman (Dynamo). Vozovik is currently ranked 1st in the country, while Lippman is in 3rd position. At the Canada Cup, Vozovik had great success in Cadet with a gold medal, and a 6th place result in Junior as well – adding another 75.25 points to his national total. 

Lippman finished 10th in Cadet and 28th in Junior, but only the Junior points will go towards his national point total. Due to his 10th place result being his lowest of the season, his 6th place finish from Canada Cup 1 will be used towards his points instead.

Adam Wong (Dynamo) is currently ranked 2nd in the country, with his 5th place Cadet and 11th place Junior results this past weekend. His previous silver and bronze medals in Cadet at Nationals and Canada Cup 1 mean that this 5th place result won’t count toward national points. However, his Junior results did gain him another 18.75 points. In addition to this 

(Adam Wong – Silver medal in Senior Men’s foil – Gatineau, Quebec. Photo by Thierry Boyer)

Twin brothers, Jack and Jerry Pan (Dynamo) will be representing Canada in Cadet Men’s sabre. Jack finished with a silver medal in Cadet and came 11th in Junior, puts him comfortably in 2nd ranking by adding 43.75 points. Jerry brought home a gold medal in Cadet and a 12th place result in Junior, securing his 4th place national ranking and putting him only 10 points behind Xavier Guay Tardif of Quebec. 

Junior

Although there are two more potential Junior World Cups between now and Pan American Championships, BC currently has three Junior epeeists qualified for the competition. 

Christina Zozulya (Dynamo) is currently ranked 3rd in the country, with 383.75 national ranking points. This past weekend, she came home with a gold medal in Junior and a 12th place Senior result. 

 

(Christina Zozulya – Gold medal in Junior – Gatineau, Quebec. Photo by Thierry Boyer)

In Junior Men’s epee, Seraphim Jarov (Dynamo) is ranked 1st, having pre-qualified for the Junior National Team. In 2019, he competed at the Senior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary which means that he didn’t have to compete in Gatineau.

Fynn Fafard is currently ranked 2nd in Canada. This past weekend, he finished 5th in Junior and 25th in Senior, and although they weren’t his top results of the season his previous results made up for it. He finished with a silver medal at the last Canada Cup, came 21st at the Heraklion World Cup and 40th at the Riga World Cup this season.

Congratulations to the Cadet National Team qualifiers, and good luck our Junior athletes going forward in their next competitions!

2019 Cadet/Junior Pan Am Championships – Bogota, Colombia

This past February, four BC athletes competed in Bogota, Colombia for the 2019 Pan American Championships. Although this was not a national team qualifying event, the competition would have been a good preparation for the upcoming World Championships.

Seraphim Jarov and Fynn Fafard both competed in the Junior Men’s Epee individual and team events. In the individual event, Seraphim went 4-1 in his poule, which seeded him 15th going into the DEs. Fynn won 3 and lost 2 in his poule, seeding him 18th. With both boys seeded near the middle of the pack, they were each rewarded with BYEs into the round of 32. However, their close results meant that they had to face off right away. Fynn ended up winning the bout 15-9, advancing him into the 16s – Seraphim finished in 18th. Fynn then fenced Alexandre Camargo (BRA), but lost a close 15-14 bout against the Brazilian. Fynn finished in 16th.

In Team, Seraphim and Fynn were joined by teammates Nathan Brunet and Ted Vinnitchouk, Canada was ranked 7th out of the eleven teams in the event. Their first bout was against Bolivia, where they took a landslide victory of 45-20 to advance into the 8s. Unfortunately, the team fell to Brasil, losing 45-36. Overall, Canada finished 5th.

Christina Zozulya represented Canada in Cadet and Junior Women’s Epee individual and Junior team events. Christina started the competition off with Junior women’s epee, where she went 5-1 in her poule. She was 6th going into the DEs, but still had to fence the first round of 32. She won her first DE 15-11 against Xiany Xiu Lay Rivera (PUR), and advanced into the round of 16. Her next DE was against Greta Candreva (USA), but she lost 15-9 to the American. She came 10th.

Next up was the team event, where Christina fenced alongside Tamara Booy, Shirley Guo and Ariane Leonard. Canada was ranked 2nd going into the event, behind the top-seeded USA. With their high initial seeding, the girls were granted a BYE into the round of 8 – first facing off against Brasil. The team won 45-39 to make it into the semi-final against Chile. Another win for Canada, 41-35, and their were into the final against USA. The USA took the final victory 45-33, and Christina and the Canadian team won the silver.

Christina’s last event was Cadet women’s epee, where she started off strong going 4-1 in her poule. This placed her in 9th seed for DEs. Her first bout was against Carolina Polo (BRA), which she won 15-12. In the round of 16, she faced off with Canadian teammate Grace Xu, who she beat 15-8. In top 8, Christina won a close 15-14 bout against Victoria Vizeu (BRA), to move her into the semi-final against Shirley Guo. She was victorious in her bout against her teammate, going 15-13. She ended up losing to Greta Candreva (USA) in the final, 15-8.

Two silver medals for Christina, Congratulations!

Thomas Greenwood fenced in the Cadet Men’s Sabre event, where he went 3-2 in his poule. Going into the first round of DEs Thomas was tied for the 14th seed, which put him up against Peter Flores (USA). He won this first bout 15-9 to put him through to the 16. His second DE was also a 15-9 victory, sending him through to the quarter-final. It was in this top 8 bout that he lost 15-12 to Matheus Becker (BRA). Thomas finished 7th overall! Congratulations!

Congratulations all of our BC fencers and their team Canada teammates. Seraphim, Fynn, Christina and Thomas will all be competing in Turn, Poland at the 2019 Cadet/Junior World Championships. Good Luck everyone!

2018 October NAC – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This past weekend, a handful of BC fencers traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to compete in the first NAC of the Canadian qualification season. The competition ran from October 12th-15th, and consisted of Div 1, Div 2, Cadet, and wheelchair events.

On day one, Thomas Greenwood competed in the Cadet men’s sabre event. He started the day off strong with 4 wins and only 1 loss in his poole of 6, seeding him 24th going into DEs. Thomas had a BYE through the first round, but unfortunately the following DE 15-6. He finished the event in 39th place.

Day two, Christina Zozulya competed in the second day of the Div 1 women’s epee event. Another strong start in pooles for our BC athlete, as she came out with 5 wins and 1 loss in both round of pooles. After the second day’s round of pooles, Christina was seeded 21st going into the direct eliminations. Her first DE was against another Canadian athlete, who Christina beat 15-8 to move on to the round of 64. Her 64’s DE was a very close 15-14, and put her through to 32’s. It was in the 32 that she lost to an American 15-7, which placed her 19th after two days of competition.

Div 2 women’s epee, and the second day of Div 1 men’s epee took place on day 3 of the NAC. Nicole Su placed within the top 16, and Miranda Yang placed within the top 32. Nicole started her pooles off with 5 wins and 0 losses, which seeded her 7th going into DEs. Miranda also won all of her poole bouts, and was seeded 1st!  In Nicole’s first DE she defeated her opponent 15-6, and continued by beating her following opponent in the 64, 15-6 as well. In the round of 32, Nicole won 15-12. It was in the top 16 that Nicole lost 15-13 to an American athlete. Miranda had a BYE through the round of 128, and continued the event by winning her first DE 15-12. Unfortunately, she lost her second bout 15-10. Nicole finished the event in 11th and Miranda in 17th.

In Div 1 men’s epee, Howard came out of pooles seeded 29th after finishing with 4 wins and 2 losses. In the first round of DE’s, Howard handily beat his American opponent 15-4. He then went on to lose a close 7-6 bout in the round of 64. Overall he came out with a 46th place finish, but this wasn’t the end of the competition for him as he still had the cadet event.

The last day of competition both Christina and Howard would be fencing again, but this time in the cadet epee categories. Women’s epee was up first at 8am, where Christina left pooles with 5 wins and only 1 loss, This result put her in a 14th seed position as she advanced into the direct eliminations. Both her first and second DE’s concluded with 15-6 wins for Christina, However, it was in her top 16 DE that she lost to the 3rd place seed 15-11. She finished the event in 14th place.

Finally, Howard competed in the cadet men’s epee event. He also went 5-1 in his poole, but was tied for the 11th place seeding. His ranking earned him a BYE through the round of 128, and straight into the 64. His first bout was a close 15-13, but he pulled through to move onto the 32’s. The next opponent he faced was another Canadian, but Howard sailed through the bout, and he ended up winning 15-5. Top 16 saw a 15-11 finish for Howard, and another 15-9 win in the round of 8. In the semi-final, he faced a 10th place seeded American, and unfortunately lost a close battle of 15-14. Congratulations Howard on your bronze medal!

Well done to all of our BC athletes on their results, and good luck in your various competitions yet to come!

GO BC!

Verona, Italy 2018 – Final Canadian Update!

It’s April 9th, which means today was the last day of the 2018 Verona Cadet/Junior World Championships, so this will be the final competition update! We have followed our BC athletes throughout each of their events, but today we would like to recognize some of the highlights from all of our Canadians:

Ariane Leonard – 19th Junior Women’s Epee, 20th Cadet Women’s Epee

Fynn Fafard – 39th Junior Men’s Epee

Seraphim Jarov – 33rd Cadet Men’s Epee

Christina Zozulya, Ariane Leonard, Cindy Gao, and Shirley Guo – 13th Junior Women’s Epee team

Rachel Lamarre – 16th Junior Women’s Epee

Madison Thurgood – 24th Junior Women’s Epee

Angelo Chiara – 25th Junior Men’s Epee

Madison Thurgood, Marina Guintchitskaia, Rachel Lamarre, and Bai Xun You Lui  – 17th Junior Women’s Sabre team

Hunter Moricz, Angelo Chiara, Francois Chaucon, and Spencer Mcphedran – 11th Junior Men’s Sabre team

Jane Caulfield – 7th Junior Women’s Foil, 14th Cadet Women’s Foil

Sarah Filby – 18th Junior Women’s Foil

Tinney Mak – 16th Cadet Women’s Foil

Ying Cao – 25th Cadet Women’s Foil

Patrick Liu – 30th Cadet Men’s Foil

Ying Cao, Jane Caulfield, Sarah Filby, and Naomi Moindrot-Zilliox – 9th Junior Women’s Foil team

Patrick Liu, Blake Broszus, Daniel Gu, Alex Cai – 18th Junior Men’s Foil team

Congratulations to all of our Canadian athletes on their results at Worlds, and best of luck in all of their future endeavours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verona, Italy 2018 – Day 6

Today on day 6 of the Cadet/Junior World Championships our last BC athlete of the competition competed. Hunter Moricz, who previously took part in the Junior Men’s Sabre individual event on day 4, would be fencing again in Junior Men’s Sabre team.

Alongside Hunter were Francois Cauchon, Spencer Mcphedran, and Angelo Chiara. Going into the event, the Canadians were seeded 16th out of the 37 countries competing. This middle ranking granted them a BYE into the round of 32, where they faced Iraq, who also had a BYE through 64’s. Canada lead steadily throughout the match, overcoming their opponents with a 45-30 victory. In the round of 16, they were up against the #1 seeded Italian team. The bout didn’t start off well for our Canadian’s  (1-5 first bout for the Italian’s), and despite their efforts to catch the Italian’s, they lost 32-45 to the hometown athletes. However, Italy would go on to win the gold medal, defeating Russia 45-44 in the final. Hunter and the Canadian team placed 11th overall. Well done boys, and good luck in the season to come!

Verona, Italy 2018 – Day 5

Day 5 continued with the second day of the sabre event series, showcasing both the Men’s and Women’s Cadet Sabre individual events. Alex Sun of Dynamo Fencing Club in Richmond, BC would be competing at his first World Championships in the men’s event.

Alex came into the unseeded amongst the 122 competitors. With 3 victories and 3 losses, of which one of the defeats was 5-4, Alex was ranked 4th in his pool. Going into the round of 128 direct eliminations, he was seeded 67th, which placed him up against 62nd seed Joey Zhuo Yi See (SGP). Despite his slightly lower rank, Alex defeated his Singapore opponent 15-9 to make it into the round of 64. Alex’s next bout would be up against Mohammed Alfadhli (FIE), though he lost this second DE 15-12. This result landed Alex in 55th place overall. Congratulations on your result at your first World Championships, Alex! We see good things coming in the future!

Stay tuned tomorrow for the last day of the sabre competition, where Hunter Moricz will be fencing in the Junior Men’s Sabre team event! Let’s go Canada!