SVF's Labor Day Road Trip
SVF fencers, from the youth to senior level, competed around the US on Labor Day weekend and brought home three medals!
At the Badawi Challenge SYC in Plano, Texas, Geoffrey Tourette and Blake Brozsus fenced in the Y12 and Y14 boys' foil events. Geoffrey won the Y12 event and earned a silver in Y14! Blake achieved a top-32 finish in Y12, winning his first DE before bowing out to the eventual bronze medalist. Congratulations, Geoffrey, and nice job to both our boys!
In Los Angeles, five SVF fencers made the trip to the LAIFC Labor Day Invitational competition. Jeffrey Chen led SVF's results with a bronze medal finish in the Senior Mixed Foil, featuring successive overtime victories in the L16 and quarterfinals. Congratulations, Jeffrey! Three other SVF fencers finished in the L16. Overall, the results were marred by a bit of bad luck with four SVF fencers meeting in the early rounds (Desai/Madan in the L32, and Schwiebert/Chen in the L16).
Badawi Challenge SYC Y12MF (53 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourette - Gold
29. Blake Broszus
Badawi Challenge SYC Y14MF (59 fencers):
2. Geoffrey Tourette - Silver
37. Blake Broszus
LAIFC Invitational Senior Mixed Foil (36 fencers):
3T. Jeffrey Chen- Bronze
9. Michael Schwiebert
13. Devin Donnelly
16. Nalin Desai
17. Isaac Madan