Congratulations to Geoffrey Tourette for winning Gold in the Youth 14 Men's Foil event, becoming 2013 Youth 14 National Champion!
Good job Geoffrey!
Sidarth Kumbla and Blake Broszus also finished in the top 8 in the Youth 14 category.
Out of 228 participants, Sidarth was 5th and Blake took 8th place. Blake’s top eight finish earned him a B-2013 classification. Michael Li was 9th in this event.
Good job guys!
Congratulations to Rafael Vinluan, who took home SVF's first medal of the 2013 Summer Nationals--Gold in Division 2! For his victory Rafael also earns a B 2013 classification. Good job Rafael!
Also, on Saturday, July 06 Sidarth Kumbla finished 7th out of 226 fencers in the Cadet event, making the podium in this category for the first time!
Sidarth’s top eight finish earns him A-2013 classification!
On Sunday, July 7th Blake Broszus again battled his way up to the final 8 in the Youth 12 category. Blake was 7th out of 162 fencers!
Good job to all SVF fencers who participated at the 2013 Summer National Championships in Columbus, OH!
Congratulations to SVF's Y14 Boys' Foilists, who made a couple of great showings at the Richmond NAC this past weekend! Sidarth Kumbla took the silver medal in the Y14 individual event, while Geoffrey Tourette won bronze and Michael Li finished 12th.
In the Y14 MF team event, Sidarth, Michael, Geoffrey, and Blake Broszus took second place, falling 45-44 in the final bout despite an impressive nine-touch comeback by Sidarth in the anchor bout.
In the Y12 event, both Ashton Daniel and Blake finished in the top-16.
SVF's fencers did a great job at the Peninsula RYC on March 24th and 25th! Sky Tian and Andrew Tran had SVF's highest finishes, taking gold and silver in the Y12 boys' foil event. Other top-8 medalists included:
Santiago Rios, Bronze, Y10MF
Derek Shay, 6th, Y10MF
Andy Yang, 8th, Y10MF
This weekend, SVF qualified nine fencers for events at the Summer National Championships in Columbus, Ohio! In the Y14 qualifiers, Trevor Filseth took gold in the men's foil event, with Nathan Jeon taking bronze. Ashton Daniel and Sky Tian also qualified with top-8 finishes. Andrea Daniel won bronze and qualified in the Y14 women's event.
In the Division 2 and 3 qualifiers, Rafael Vinluan won gold and Aaron Ong took bronze! Rafael qualified for Division 2, while Aaron earned spots in both Division 2 and 3. Trevor Filseth's 4th place was good for a Division 3 qualifying spot.
Congratulations to SVF's Sidarth Kumbla, bronze medalist in the Division II men's foil event in Reno, Nevada! Sidarth's 3rd place result earned him a B2013 classification. Aaron Ong finished 12th, earning a D13. Rafael Vinluan and Jonathan Hong were 35th and 41st, respectively, in a field of 95 competitors.
In the Division III event, Jonathan Hong was SVF's highest finisher, at 10th place. Aaron Ong was 35th of the 94 competitors.
Congratulations to Sidarth and well done to all of SVF's fencers who made the trip!
Congratulations to SVF's Y12 boys for a great showing this weekend in San Francisco! Blake Broszus won the Y12 Boys' Foil event at Golden Gate Fencing Center, topping a field of 37 fencers for the gold. Nathan Jeon came third for bronze, and Ashton Daniel made the top 8 (5th). All three boys upgraded their classifications for 2013: Blake earned a C, Nathan earned a D, and Ashton earned an E (his first rating!)