Valerie Asher, Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, DCFC Coach Robert Suchorsky, Rebecca Chimahusky, , and Amanda Sirico celebrate their silver in Senior Team Women’s Epee at the Division I National Championships at Reno, NV
DCFC sent more than 15 fencers to compete in the 2015 Division I National Championships and March North American Cup, held February 22 – March 2 in Reno, Nevada. DCFC Division 1 fencers faced London 2012 medalists Kelley and Courtney Hurley, and other elite U.S. athletes. And in the North American Cup events, DCFC’s veteran fencers showed the younger generation how it’s done with top eight spots in all three weapons. Valerie Asher’s bronze at the March NAC secures her spot on the US team that will travel to Limoges, France in October for the 2015 World Veterans Fencing Championship.
Congratulations to all our fencers on getting in the game and a special salute to the following fencers who medaled at this event.
Division 1 National Championship
DCFC Women’s Epee Team (Valerie Asher, Rebecca Chimahusky, Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, and Amanda Sirico), silver
Peter Souders, sixth place, Division 1 Men’s Sabre
Amanda Sirico, eighth place, Division 1 Women’s Epee
DCFC’s Peter Souders (bottom row, second from right), earns a top eight spot (7) in Division 1 Men’s Sabre at the Div I National Championships in Reno, NV.
March North American Cup North American Cup (CHR, DV3, VET, VTM)
Jim Adams, silver, Vet 70 Men’s Epee, seventh place, Vet 70 Men’s Foil, sixth place, Vet 70 Men’s Sabre
Peter Calderon, silver, Vet 70 Men’s Sabre
Joe Deucher, silver, Vet 40 Men’s Sabre, seventh place, Vet 40 Men’s Epee
Valerie Asher, bronze, Vet 50 Women’s Epee
Kaz Campe, fifth place, Vet 70 Men’s Epee
Theo Pary, seventh place, Vet 60 Men’s Epee
Joe Deucher, seventh place, Vet 40 Men’s Epee
Full results here.
Visit the DCFC Facebook page to see a photo album of this competition.
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