Join us at this three-weapon tournament to honor Capitol Division member Captain Richard Steere.
Senior Mixed Foil – May 30, 10:00 am
Senior Mixed Sabre – May 30, 1:00 pm
Senior Mixed Epee – May 31, 10:00 am
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The Fences with Wolves youth epee fundraising tournament was a howling success! Thanks to our organizer, Jacob Asher, our bout committee, our refs, and our families and friends for your support of this event, held Sunday, May 17 at DC Fencers Club.
We will update you soon with fundraising results for the Yellowstone Park Foundation, as well as photos. In the meantime, we salute our young champions and all our young wolf pups on their wild, wonderful run.
Y10 Mixed Epee
Riley Benkler (FIA-BALT), Gold
Spencer Rothka (FSA), Silver
Clark Donovan (DCFC), Bronze
Sophia Jakel (SVF), Bronze
Y12 Mixed Epee
Hadley Husisian (FSA), Gold
Timothy Seungjoon Lee (POFC), Silver
Shibli Nomani (Reston Fencers Club), Bronze
Julien Maury (CCFC), Bronze
Y14 Mixed Epee
Meghan Sirico (DCFC), Gold
Emma Scala (CCFC), Silver
Justin Haddad (DCFC), Bronze
Jack Steuble (DCFC), Bronze
For full results, visit askfred.net.
A photo essay of the event can be found on the DCFC Facebook page. Thanks to Coach David Ruskin and proud father David Asher for the photos.
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Mark your calendars! Four tournaments at DCFC are coming up soon.
MAY 17 – FENCES WITH WOLVES
On Sunday, May 17, DCFC hosts the fourth annual “Fences With Wolve”s. This is a Y10, Y12, and Y14 mixed epee event. This tournament is a fundraiser for the Wolf Project of the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Over the past three years, Fencers With Wolves has raised $15,000 to study the long-term impact of wolves, which were reintroduced to the Park’s ecosystem in 1995. If you’d like to sponsor a young wolf, there is a sign-up sheet at the club. All fencers receive a commemorative wristband, and there are wolf-themed prizes for medalists, as well as a prize in each age group for the fencer with the most sponsors. Registration fee is $35 for preregistered fencers and $45 at the door. A portion of tournament fees will go directly to the Yellowstone Wolf Project. Please know, you may only register in ONE event.
Register on askfred.net https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=29182
May 30-31 – CAPTAIN STEERE OPEN
This is a three-weapon tournament to honor Richard C. Steere, a retired Navy captain who was the weather expert for General George S. Patton during the Anglo-American landing in North Africa in November 1942 and a member of a bronze medal-winning U.S. fencing team at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Captain Steere was a fixture at the U.S. Naval Academy in the 1950s and 60s, where he taught fencing to midshipman. A lifelong supporter of fencing, Steere fenced into his late seventies and won various titles of the Amateur Fencers League of America, which became the United States Fencing Association.
Register on askfred.net
June 6 – AMAZON OPEN XII
DCFC hosts the twelfth annual Amazon Open, which features women’s epee and women’s sabre events. Medals awarded down to 8th place, with special prizes, including gift certificates from Absolute Fencing, awarded to the top 4 finishers. This has been one of the strongest women’s epee tournaments in the mid-Atlantic and typically draws fencers from all over the country. We are also pleased to offer a women’s saber event.
Register at askfred.net.
June 20-21 – TUNE-UP TOURNAMENT
This is it! Take advantage of this three-weapon tournament at DCFC to prepare for Summer Nationals. Register on askfred.net
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Thanks to our families, friends, coaches, referees, and meet managers for organizing a wonderful epee and sabre youth tournaments at DCFC on April 25-26. Thanks to Coach David Ruskin for capturing the next generation of sabre and epee fencers at this event. Photo albums of the epee event and the sabre event can be found on the DCFC Facebook page.
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May 3, 2015
The regular registration fee deadline for the USFA Summer Nationals & July Challenge is MONDAY, MAY 18. That’s a quick two weeks away. You worked hard for it, so don’t get hit by triple fees and register today.
Mark your calendars for the fourth annual “Fences With Wolves” on Sunday, May 17 at DC Fencers Club. This is a Y10, Y12, and Y14 mixed epee event. Register on askfred.net.
This tournament is a fundraiser for the Wolf Project of the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Over the past three years, Fencers With Wolves has raised $15,000 to study the long-term impact of wolves, which were reintroduced to the Park’s ecosystem in 1995. The fundraising web site is here.
Participants may join the pack and seek sponsors as they battle for the title of Alpha Wolf. Sponsorship forms, allowing sponsors to pledge per point scored, will be emailed to preregistrants. All fencers receive a commemorative wristband, and there are wolf-themed prizes for medalists, as well as a prize in each age group for the fencer with the most sponsors.
Registration fee is $35 for preregistered fencers and $45 at the door. A portion of tournament fees will go directly to the Yellowstone Wolf Project. You can only register in ONE event.
Register on askfred.net and see you in the wolf pack!
Champagne for everyone! The final Champagne Challenge of the season took place on Sunday, April 12 at DC Fencers Club. It was a golden, bubbly success for several DCFCers. Congratulations to all our competitors, and a special salute to the DCFCers who took top spots.
Yixuan Pei, gold
Marcus Johnson, bronze
Kevin Eckert, bronze
Sam Dietrich, fifth place
Scott Dubinsky, sixth place
Andrew Nosil, seventh place
Amanda Sirico at the 2015 Junior World Fencing Championships
Amanda Sirico, the 2015 U.S. Junior National Champion, was a silver medalist in the Junior Worlds team competition in 2014, but fell one bout short of earning an individual medal in 2014. She came to the 2015 Junior Worlds in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with her eyes on the podium, but she struggled in the pool rounds and ended with a 48th seed after two opening losses.
Despite her low seed, Sirico won her table of 128 bout against Sheila Liliana Tejeda (MEX), 15-9 and defeated Veronica Bos (NED), 15-8, in the table of 64.
In the table of 32, Sirico took on her 2014 teammate, Mason Speta (Chicago, Ill.) who was seeded 16th after a 5-1 pool result. Speta led the bout, 8-7, after the first period, but Sirico tied the bout at 13 and scored two singles to defeat Speta, 15-13.
Sirico held Junior World No. 1 Roberta Marzani (ITA) at a tie after the first period of the quarter-finals before the 2014 Junior World medalist pulled away with a 10-7 lead in the second and a 15-9 win late in the third.
For full results visit this page.
In the Junior Worlds Women’s Team Epee event, Team USA advanced past Korea in the T32 (35-32) and in the T16 against Spain (45-30). In the quarterfinals, they faced fourth seed Team Hungary. In overtime, Amanda Sirico scored the last touch over Hungary, 40-39, to put Team USA into the semifinals against Russia. After a 41-33 loss to Russia in the semis, Team USA placed fourth after a 44-29 loss to Germany in the bronze medal final.
For full team results, visit this page.
Congratulations on a solid effort by Team USA’s Amanda Sirico, Jessie Radanovich, Mason Speta and Madeline Antekeier!
See a photo album of Amanda Sirico at Junior Worlds (courtesy of Serge Timacheff/FIE) at the DCFC Facebook page.
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