Silicon Valley Fencing Center

SVF Summer Nationals Recap

SVF had a great week at the Summer National championships in Anaheim, California, bringing the 2011-2012 domestic season to a close!

  • Congratulations and well done to Isabel Wei, who took home SVF's first medal of the 2012 Summer Nationals--Gold in Division 3! The result earned Isabel her C2012 rating. Isabel also posted a top-16 finish in Y14 women's foil, bravely fencing on despite a knee injury in the round of 32 that rendered her unable to advance or retreat. Well done, Isabel, and we wish you a speedy recovery.
  • Taylor Chin won SVF's second medal of SN 2012, with a silver in Division 1A women's foil! Taylor's result netted her an A2012 rating. Taylor also made the podium in Cadet Women's Foil, taking 5th place. Nice job, Taylor!
  • SVF's men's foil team (Robbie Moore, Michael Schwiebert, Nalin Desai, and Devin Donnelly) took the silver medal in the Senior Team Men's Foil event on July 4th! In the round of 16, Nalin Desai rescued the team from an early scare against San Francisco Fencers' Club with an amazing 15-3 run in the seventh relay. From there, the second-seeded SVF team posted solid victories over Mission FC and Denver Fencing Academy, before falling to top-seeded Salle Mauro in a hard-fought, 45-43 defeat. Thanks, everybody, for all their support during a fun and exciting run!
  • Also on July 4th, Brian Park and Ashton Daniel made podium finishes in the Y10 Boys' Foil event! Brian was third, and Ashton was 8th. Well done, boys!
  • Paloma Mitra won her first national medal at Summer Nationals, taking seventh place in Y10 Girls' Foil! Congratulations, Paloma!
  • In the Y14 Boys' Foil event, nearly 200 fencers strong, SVF fencers Michael Li and Rafael Vinluan both had top-8 finishes! Michael was 5th, and Rafael tied for 6th. Congratulations to both boys, and especially to Rafael for his first appearance on a National podium!
  • On the final day of Summer Nationals competitions, Geoffrey Tourette once again battled his way to the top of a 220-fencer field to take gold in Y12 Boys' Foil, for the second year in a row! Well done, Geoffrey. Taylor Chin also posted a top-8 finish, taking 5th in Cadet Women's Foil!

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