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.
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.
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!