This July, SVF welcomes some special guests from Germany's junior national foil team for a summer training camp! German foilists Mark Perelman (#1 ranked German junior) and Georg Doerr (#3 ranked German junior), along with coach Alexander Perelman, will join us from July 23-27 for an all-day training camp.
Registration is limited to the first 20 fencers (age 12 or older, exceptions made at Coach Aleksei's discretion). You must register on or before June 1st!
Congratulations to Geoffrey Tourette, Michael Li, and Sidarth Kumbla for their 1-2-3 finish in this Sunday's Y14 Boys' Foil Bay Cup in Santa Rosa! Andrea Daniel also won a bronze in the girls' Y14 and gold in the (admittedly small) Junior WF. Great job, kids!
SVF fencers made some great results at the Youth NAC in Virginia Beach, VA!
Geoffrey Tourette had a great weekend, placing first in Y12 Boys' Foil and third in Y14. Michael Li also found the podium in Y12, placing seventh after unfortunately meeting Geoffrey in the quarterfinals.
On the girls' side, Bella Kang had a podium finish in Y14 Girls' Foil, good for seventh place and a C rating.
Congratulations to our medalists and great job to all of our boys and girls who made the trip! Full results at US Fencing Results.
SVF fencers did very well at Northern California's second Regional Youth Circuit competition this past weekend in San Francisco! Our foilists took medals and top-8 placings in every age category, and we're proud of all 27 individual entries across six events!
Y12 Boys' Foil (49 fencers)
3T. Blake Broszus - Bronze
3T. Drew Wadsworth - Bronze
7. Andrew Tran
13. Nihar Mitra
15. Ashton Daniel
16. Gabriel Li
17. Eric Wei
20. Brian Park
24. Ethan Knight
25. Cole Johnson
46T. Lukas Kunjan
46T. Daniel Ong
Nine Silicon Valley fencers qualified for the Division 2/Division 3 foil events at Summer Nationals in Anaheim! SVF fencers also took home five medals at the Central California qualifying competition this Sunday at Stanford. Congratulations to Isabel Wei, Olivia Xu, Hajin Kim, Thomas Chen, Rafael Vinluan, Sergio Valente, Aaron Ong, and Marco Valente.
Congratulations to Paloma Mitra, Andrea Daniel, Aaron Ong, and Michael Schwiebert! In this weekend's Bay Cup competitions, Paloma won gold in Y10 girls' foil and bronze in Y12, Andrea won bronze in Y14 girls' foil, Aaron won bronze in the E-and-Lower men's foil, and Michael won silver in the Senior D-and-Higher mixed foil. Aaron also updated his rating to E2012.
On Sunday at Peninsula Fencing Academy, the Bay Cup circuit had one of its largest youth foil competitions in recent years, and SVF's Y10 and Y12-age boys had a great showing!
In the 48-strong Y12 Boys' Foil, Geoffrey Tourette claimed the gold medal and Michael Li won bronze (after the two met in the semi-finals). Blake Brozsus also made a solid finish in the top-8, while Gabriel Li and Drew Wadsworth finished in the top-16. In other news, Michael still has yet to learn to smile for medal photos.
In the 33-fencer Y10 Boys' Foil, Ashton Daniel took the silver medal and Ethan Knight earned bronze. Cole Johnson also finished in the top-8.
SVF fencers competed this past weekend in Salt Lake City for the Junior Olympics, and had several great results!
Jeffrey Chen overcame a pulled muscle to take home the silver medal in Cadet Men's Foil, in a day that included three overtime victories. Congratulations, Jeffrey! Great job. Taylor Chin also made a strong finish in Junior Women's Foil, making the round of 16 to finish 14th. Henry Walter also had a great result, earning Junior national points for the first time by finishing in the top-32 (27th) in Junior Men's Foil. SVF alum and Ohio State University fencer Robbie Moore (23rd) also finished in the top-32.
SVF fencer Jeffrey Chen made another strong finish on the European Cadet Circuit, placing 12th at the event last weekend in Pisa, Italy! Great job, Jeffrey. Taylor Chin also fenced in the women's foil event, placing 84th. More information on the ECC event here: http://www.eurofencing.info
Also, Rafael Vinluan earned a C2012 rating with a bronze medal finish in this Sunday's Junior Men's Foil Bay Cup; nice job! Thomas Chen took 6th place, Sidarth Kumbla was 19th and Darius Goh 19th. Full results from yesterday's Bay Cup competition here.