Cobra Challenge Super Youth and Cadet SYC
Based on their fencing performance at this tournament, O̲l̲y̲m̲p̲i̲a̲’̲s̲ ̲f̲o̲i̲l̲i̲s̲t̲s̲ ̲p̲u̲t̲ ̲o̲u̲r̲ ̲c̲l̲u̲b̲ ̲i̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲f̲i̲r̲s̲t̲ ̲p̲l̲a̲c̲e̲,̲ ̲o̲n̲ ̲t̲h̲e̲ ̲N̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲a̲l̲ ̲C̲l̲u̲b̲’̲s̲ ̲R̲a̲n̲k̲i̲n̲g̲ ̲l̲i̲s̲t̲!̲
There are a lot of 6 and 8th places but, make no mistake, these are young kids, U rated, novice in competitive fencing, having to face hundreds of other more experienced ones who didn’t really place by far as well – we are extremely proud of them!!
Y14 Men’s Foil – the only club with 5 foilists in top 32!
Allan Ding – 1st place
Paul Gaudet – 11th
Daniel Zhang – 15th (and earned his E rating!)
Lei Chen – 24th
Alex Ma- 27th
Y12 Men’s Foil – four fencers in top 32
Daniel Zhang – 6th
Alexander Ma – 8th
Niles Liu – 23rd
Diran Jimenez – 25th
Y10 Men’s Foil – Samuel Du – 8th
Y10 Women’s Foil – Sophia Shen – 8th
Warm congratulations to coaches Shuang Meng and Kai Zhao, great job, you guys!!
In the same tournament, a lot of medals for our Epee fencers, as well:
Y10 Men’s Epee – Jordan Macarthy – 7th
Y10 Women’s Epee – Ava Wade – 3rd place
Y12 Men’s Epee
Hagen Zheng – 7th
Gabriel Feinberg – 14th
Y14 Men’s Epee – Michael Corban – 6th
Same goes for the epeeists, most of them have less than one year competitive fencing experience – well done, all of you, congratulations to Coach Iliya Mechkov, there, by their side!
Senior Men’s Epee
Robert Hondor – 3rd place
George Scott – 8th
Senior Women’s Epee
Isabel Kain – 6th
Jiayi Ruan – 8th (and earned her E rating!)
Congratulations to all fencers and Coach Daniel Hondor!