Best ranked fencing club at Cobra SYC, November 2015

Cobra Challenge Super Youth and Cadet SYC
Secaucus, NJ

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!

Turkey Open at the BFC

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!

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