DC FENCERS CLUB MARKS 100 DAYS TO THE OLYMPICS WITH MEDALS
FROM THE DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP/NORTH AMERICAN CUP IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
DCFC Members earn bronze in youth and team events at national fencing competition
DC Fencers Club members travelled to Virginia Beach, VA last weekend and returned with bronze medals in Senior Women’s Team epee and Youth 14 Men’s epee events. The Division 1 Championship/North American Cup is a national fencing competition run by the U.S. Fencing Association, the U.S. governing body for this Olympic sport.
The bronze-medal winning Senior Women’s Epee team included DCFC members Valerie Asher of Bethesda, MD, Rebecca Chimahusky of Silver Spring, MD, Amanda Sirico of Bowie, MD, and Juliana Bain of Arlington, VA. Each team member adds this bronze to many other medals they have earned at regional, national, and international tournaments.
Clinton Rodell of Alexandria, VA earned a bronze medal in Y-14 Men’s Epee, advancing from a field of 107 competitors. Rodell recently won gold in Cadet Men’s Epee at another national event, the Super Youth Circuit last February.
DCFC sent more than 25 fencers in the Division 1 and youth categories fencers to this highly competitive tournament of 500+ fencers. The Virginia Beach event combined two major national events: the National Championships for Division 1 (rated “A through C”) and wheelchair fencers, together with a North American Cup (NAC) for youth fencers in the Y-10, Y-12, and Y-14 categories.
The road to London 2012 also passed through Virginia Beach, since this weekend’s Division 1 contests helped decide fencers who qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. DC Fencers Club DIV 1 fencers were competing alongside, and in some cases directly against Olympic-bound fencers Tim Morehouse, Maya Lawrence, and others. The final national event of the season is U.S. Summer Nationals, June 29 – July 8, 2012 in Anaheim, CA. The U.S. Summer Nationals are the biggest fencing event in the world, and more than 3,000 fencers from the U.S. and abroad are expected to compete.
DC Fencers Club Summer Camps and Beginner Classes
Each generation of fencing champions gets its start in a beginner fencing class. This July and August, DCFC offers six separate week-long summer fencing camps for beginners ages eight and up. DC Fencers club also hosts ongoing beginner fencing classes on weekdays, weeknights, and Saturdays, including beginner classes for youth, daytime classes for homeschoolers, and an all-ages/levels fencing class. Equipment is provided for beginners. For more information on getting involved in this Olympic sport, call 301-562-1990 or email email@example.com.
About DC Fencers Club
DC Fencers Club (DCFC) has a national and international reputation as one of the best fencing clubs in the United States. The club offers instruction through classes, camps, workshops, and individual lessons. Fencers of all ages are welcome, and members range from recreational fencers to fencers who compete in local, regional, national, and international tournaments. DCFC coaches have a combined 100 years of training, competition, and teaching experience, and they include credentialed fencing masters and National and World Champions. DC Fencers Club promotes excellence, sportsmanship, and safety in a friendly, easygoing environment.
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