From L-R: Isaac Shelanski, Kashi Way, Claire Busch, Sanzhina Erdeeva, Nirali Igoe, and Dennis Kraft celebrate big wins at the 2014 Virginia Kickoff. Photo by David Ruskin.
Congratulations to all our fencers for getting in the game at the 2014 Kickoff Open, which took place Sept. 13-14, 2014 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, VA.
The Kickoff was hosted by the Virginia Division and is the first Regional Open Circuit (ROC) in the area. We saw strong fencing at this ROC, one of several around the country that are designed to offer competitive opportunities that are bigger than local tournaments, and a solid training opportunity for national, North American Cup events.
Peter Souders wins gold in Senior Men’s Sabre at the 2014 Virginia Kickoff. Photo by David Ruskin.
A special kudos to the following DCFC fencers for bringing home medals.
Dennis Kraft, gold, Division 1A Senior Men’s Epee
Peter Souders, gold, Senior Men’s Sabre
Brooke Sirico, bronze, Senior Women’s Epee
Rebecca Chimahusky, fifth place, Senior Women’s Epee
Samuel Cohen, fifth place, C and Under Senior Men’s Sabre
Isaac Shelanski, sixth place, Division 1A Senior Men’s Epee
Kashi Way, sixth place, Division 1A Senior Men’s Epee
Sam Dietrich, sixth place, C and Under Senior Men’s Epee
Jacob Asch, sixth place, Senior Men’s Sabre
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Thanks to David Ruskin for this photo album of the Kickoff, on the DCFC Facebook page.
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