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SVF at the Junior Olympics

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.

You can find full results at

Full SVF results:

Cadet Men's Foil: (184 fencers)
2. Jeffrey Chen - Silver, A2012 rating
40. Geoffrey Tourette
46. Michael Li
62. Sidarth Kumbla
91. Henry Walter
95. Rafael Vinluan

Cadet Women's Foil: (154 fencers)
18. Taylor Chin
59. Olivia Xu
80. Isabel Wei

Junior Men's Foil: (171 fencers)
23. Robbie Moore
27. Henry Walter
45. Jeffrey Chen
78. Michael Schwiebert

Junior Women's Foil (140 fencers)
14. Taylor Chin
87. Isabel Wei

SVF Results from Home and Abroad

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:

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.

SVF Fencers Compete in Paris

Congratulations to SVF's Geoffrey Tourette and Michael Li, who traveled all the way to Paris, France to post strong finishes in the Challenge Marathon Fleuret under-14 boys' foil event!

Over two days of competition featuring more than 300 fencers in three rounds of pools and direct eliminations with repechage, Geoffrey placed 5th and Michael finished 12th. Great job, boys!

See the official competition page here.

January Bay Cup in Santa Rosa

Great job to our boys Michael Li, Sidarth Kumbla, and Geoffrey Tourette for taking gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Y14 Bay Cup event this weekend! Michael's gold medal finish updated his rating to C2012. Congratulations!

Y14 Boys' Foil (22 fencers):
1. Michael Li - Gold
2. Sidarth Kumbla - Silver
3. Geoffrey Tourette - Bronze

13. Trevor Filseth
14. Blake Broszus

Results from the Portland NAC

This past weekend, SVF fencers braved the cold, rain, and snow of Portland, Oregon to compete in the Division 1 and Junior foil events at NAC D. Jeffrey Chen earned the highest finish for an SVF fencer, with an outstanding top-16 result in Division 1 Men's Foil. Congratulations, Jeffrey! Taylor Chin and SVF alum Robbie Moore also had points finishes, earning top-32 results in their respective Junior foil events. Jeffrey also finished in the top-32 of Junior. Great job, guys!

Live results/full results are posted here.

Division 1 MF (out of 169):
16. Jeffrey Chen
63. Michael Schwiebert
108. Robbie Moore
113. Henry Walter

Division 1 WF (out of 104):
56T. Taylor Chin

Junior MF (out of 148):
24. Robbie Moore
31. Jeffrey Chen
51. Michael Schwiebert
115. Henry Walter

Junior WF (out of 103):
32. Taylor Chin
53. Isabel Wei

SVF January Bay Cup Results

New Introductory Schedule and Holiday Closures

SVF's Introductory Class schedule has been updated for January, February, and March of 2012. If you're looking for a new sport or skill for your New Year's Resolution, why not give fencing a try? See the Introductory Class page, or download the PDF schedule here: SVF Introductory Classes, Winter 2012.

Also, a reminder: SVF will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Saturday, December 31st in observance of the Christmas and New Year's h

SVF Junior Olympic Qualifiers

Congratulations our SVF foilists who qualified for the Junior Olympic Fencing Championships at the regional qualifying event this weekend! Henry Walter and Michael Schwiebert earned junior spots, finishing 1st and 2nd in Junior Men's Foil. Michael Li was 1st in the Cadet Men's Foil qualifier.

In women's foil, Isabel Wei qualified for Junior Women's Foil with a 2nd place finish, while Bella Kang and Olivia Xu claimed cadet spots by placing 1st and 2nd in the Cadet Women's Foil qualifier.

Congratulations and well done!

SVF December Bay Cup Results

It was a great weekend for some of SVF's youngest competitors! In the Y10 Boys' Foil Bay Cup in San Carlos, Ashton Daniel, Cole Johnson and Ethan Knight combined to take gold, silver, and bronze medals in a field of 32 participants.

In the 42-person Y12 event, Geoffrey Tourette and Blake Broszus claimed gold and bronze, respectively. Andrew Tran, Nihar Mitra, and Drew Wadsworth also finished in the top-8.

Full results:

Y10 Boys' Foil (32 fencers):
1. Ashton Daniel - Gold
2. Cole Johnson - Silver
3T. Ethan Knight - Bronze
20T. Brian Park
20T. Derek Shay

Y12 Boys' Foil (42 fencers):
1. Geoffrey Tourette - Gold
3T. Blake Broszus - Bronze
6. Drew Wadsworth
7. Andrew Tran
8. Nihar Mitra
14. Cole Johnson
18. Ashton Daniel
30. Ethan Knight
32. Brian Park

Full Results from December SYC

Results from the SYC in Chandler, AZ can now be found here:

Congratulations to our medalists: Michael Li (1st, Y12), Gabriel Li (3rd, Y10), Ashton Daniel (5th, Y10), Sidarth Kumbla (7th, Y14), and Paloma Mitra (7th, Y10)!

Y10 Boys' Foil: (24 fencers)
3. Gabriel Li - Bronze
5. Ashton Daniel
10. Ethan Knight
14. Cole Johnson

Y12 Boys' Foil: (51 fencers)
1. Michael Li - Gold
12. Blake Broszus
17. Ashton Daniel
19. Nihar Mitra
31. Gabriel Li
40. Cole Johnson

Y14 Boys' Foil: (49 fencers)
7. Sidarth Kumbla
12. Michael Li
21. Blake Brozsus
24. Sergio Valente
33. Nihar Mitra

Y10 Girls' Foil: (22 fencers)
7. Paloma Mitra

Y12 Girls' Foil: (30 fencers)
17. Paloma Mitra

Y14 Girls' Foil: (31 fencers)
23. Andrea Daniel


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