FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2012
DC FENCERS CLUB HOSTS MORE THAN 70 YOUTH FENCERS
AT ‘FENCES WITH WOLVES’ FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENT
Silver Spring, MD – More than 70 youth fencers from fencing clubs near and far gathered at DC Fencers Club to compete in the Fences with Wolves Youth Tournament on Sunday, June 3, 2012. DCFC member Jacob Asher organized the event to raise funds for the Wolf Project of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, which tracks the travel habits of wolves in the park.
The tournament featured epee contests in the Youth 10, Youth 12, and Youth 14 categories. Boys and girls arrived from clubs in northern Virginia, Baltimore, MD, and as far as Jacksonville, Florida to compete in the event. For each event, fencers who placed in the top eight received medals and special wolf-themed prizes and top four finishers received gift certificates from event sponsor Tropical Island Ice Cream Café.
Youth fencers received sponsors who pledged donations based on points earned during the tournament. The Fences with Wolves tournament has raised more than $4,000 in estimated pledges, nearly twice the amount that Jacob set for his fundraising goal.
After the competition, individuals who sponsored youth fencers will receive an email with their pledge amount and a link for online donation. Visit Jacob’s page at the Yellowstone Wolf Project to track the latest fundraising news or to make a donation.
DC Fencers club salutes Jacob Asher, the youth fencers, their families, and tournament organizers for a successful event.
Results – Fences with Wolves
Youth 10 epee
Graham Velsey , DC Fencers Club – gold
Gregory Sheyn, DC Fencers Club – silver
Immanuel Whitfield, DC Fencers Club – bronze
Andrew Audas, DC Fencers Club – bronze
Makayla Murray, DC Fencers Club – fifth place
Mira Subramanian, DC Fencers Club – sixth place
Kyle Boozer, DC Fencers Club – seventh place
Luke Reitinger, DC Fencers Club – eight place
Youth 12 epee
Alexander (Bryce) Bogert , Jacksonville Fencing Club – gold
Jaroslav Szadkowski, DC Fencers Club – silver
Tobias Matus-Bond, Chevy Chase Fencers Club – bronze
Simon Hardy, Chevy Chase Fencers Club – bronze
Arnold Wynn, Chevy Chase Fencers Club - fifth place
Jackson Owen, Baltimore Fencing Center Timonium, sixth place
Charlotte Paulussen, Fencing Sports Academy, seventh place
Alexander Stichman, DC Fencers Club – eighth place
Youth 14 epee
Isaac Shelanski, DC Fencers Club – gold
Julia Smith, Chevy Chase Fencers club – silver
Quinn Blumberg, DC Fencers Club – bronze
Brooke Sirico, DC Fencers Club – bronze
Clinton Rodell, DC Fencers Club – fifth place
Arjuna Subramanian, , DC Fencers Club – sixth place
Victor Teelucksingh, DC Fencers Club – seventh place
Grant Anderson, Chevy Chase Fencers Club - eighth place
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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