Several of our fencers will be competing this weekend in Virginia Beach in Div I, Jr and STM. Live results will be available via US Fencing at www.USFencingResults.com. Stay tuned next week for updates on our team’s experiences.
The Pomme de Terre is one of the largest tournaments in the Northeast. With over 500 entries it becomes a very exciting event.
Over the weekend, our Asst. Coach, Will Barnhart earned his B rating in Epee and re-earned his B rating in Foil! Ian Shultis not only did a great job fencing Saber on Saturday, he also directed several bouts on Sunday, including many semi-finals.
We had a some of our Teen students fence in the Pomme de Terre, Andy Zito, Vincenzo Agostaro, Russell Brearley, Ted Nalesnik and Jacob Shultis. All of these fencers had a great time participating and fenced very well.
Saturday evening, Team Phoenix went out and explored Waltham, Ma. We found a great restaurant, The Watch City Brewery, which offered a variety of moderately priced meals. One of the more notable menu items was the Tick Tock, a deep fried cheese burger!
We would like to once again congratulate everyone who participated this weekend. Also, we would like to Thank all of the parents and family members who made it out to support and cheer for the athletes.
Results from this tournament should be up on askFRED.net soon. We are also in the process of uploading the weekends videos to ourYoutube channel.The results for the Pomme de Terre can be found on NEUSFA’s website
Senior Men’s Epee
Will Barnhart – 10th Place earning his B11
Senior Men’s Saber
Ted Nalesnik – 14th
Ian Shultis – 22nd
Senior Women’s Epee
Becca Kwiatoski – 23rd (tie)
Senior Men’s Foil
Will Barnhart – 13th (tie) earning his B11
Russell Brearley – 35th
E & Under Senior Men’s Epee
Jacob – 36th
E & Under Senior Men’s Saber
Vincenzo Agostaro – 31st
Andy Zito – 41st
Summer National Qualifiers were held Sunday at Vassar College. We had a great turnout and would like to thank everyone who came out and fenced. We would also like to congratulate those fencers who qualified to fence at Summer Nationals;
C & under Men’s Foil
Russell Brearley – 1st Place
Dan Raven (Marist) – 2nd Place
Dan McCarthy – 3rd Place
D & under Men’s Foil
David Amrani (Marist) – 2nd Place
Russell Brearley – 3rd Place
C & under Men’s Saber
Ted Nalesnik – 1st Place
Tristan Dubin – 3rd Place
D & Under Men’s Saber
Ted Nalesnik – 1st Place
Tristan Dubin – 2nd Place
We would also like to congratulate James Dolan, Bob Nilsen, & Ian Shultis for their participation in the qualifiers.
Y14 & Cadet Qualifiers were held in March at CDFS
Jacob Shultis – Y14 Men’s Epee – 1st Place
Russell Brearley – Y14 Men’s Foil – 1st Place
James Dolan – Y14 Men’s Foil – 2nd Place
Jacob Shultis – Y14 Men’s Foil – 3rd Place
Jacob Shultis – Cadet Men’s Epee – 1st Place
Russell Brearley – Cadet Men’s Foil – 2nd Place
James Dolan – Cadet Men’s Foil – 3rd Place
Tristan Dubin – Cadet Men’s Saber – 2nd Place
This years Summer Nationals are being held in Atlanta, GA. We will be traveling down as a club to support all of our fencers who qualified. Stay tuned to the Blog and the Newsletter for more information over the coming weeks! While at Summer Nationals you’ll be able to follow all the action on twitter.com/PHXcenter
Results for March 21 – 28, 2010
3/21 – Prise de Fer Boys Super Youth Circuit (SYC)
Russell Brearley – Y14 Men’s Foil – 24th
Russell earned National Points at this event!
3/27 – Woodstock Open
Jenna Gorab (Marist) – Women’s Epee – 1st
Dominic Saccento (Marist) – Men’s Epee – 10th
Ben Pozar (Marist) – Men’s Epee – 13th
Sarah Black (Marist) – Women’s Saber – 1st
Ian Rumrill (Marist) – Men’s Saber – 3rd
Shane Steinert (Marist) – Men’s Saber – 4th
Brianna Rosamilia (Marist) – Women’s Foil – 2nd
David Amrani (Marist) – Men’s Foil – 3rd
Dan Raven (Marist) – Men’s Foil – 4th
Dan McCarthy – Men’s Foil – 5th
Michael Schepis – Men’s Foil – 6th
Calvin Dinio – Men’s Foil – 7th
Jonathan Porras (Marist) – Men’s Foil – 8th
Bob Nilsen – Men’s Foil – 9th
Sam English (Marist) – Men’s Foil – 12th
John Matcovich (Marist) – Men’s Foil – 13th
The Phoenix Center’s fencers did very well this past weekend qualifying all of our fencers for Y14 and U16 events at the 2010 Summer National Championships. The qualifiers were held up in Schenectady at Capital District Fencing School. Participants from our club included Russell Brearley, James Dolan, Jacob Shultis, and Tristan Dubin.
Jacob Shultis qualified for Y14 Men’s Epee and Foil. Jake also qualified for U16 Men’s Epee.
James Dolan and Russell Brearley both qualified for Y14 and U16 Men’s Foil.
Tristan Dubin qualified for U16 Men’s Saber.
We are very proud of our fencers and encourage them to train hard as Summer Nationals approaches. The competition will be tough there, but if we keep working smart and keep working hard we will do well.
The Div 2, Div 3, and Team Qualifiers will take place on April 18, 2010. Fencers must be 13 or older to participate in the Div 2/3/Team qualifier. Div 3 fencers must be rated D or lower at the time of the qualifier, Div 2 fencers must be rated C or lower at the time of the qualifier, and the Team Qualifier is for all teams from the same club who wish to fence at Summer Nationals.
Results for February 15 – 21st, 2010
2/17 – Fishkill Fencers
Jenna Gorab – Mixed Epee – 3rd Place
2/21 – Uriah Jones Memorial Jr – Cadet Tournament
Russell Brearley – Cadet (U17) Men’s Foil – 13th
– Jr (U20) Men’s Foil – 24th
Results for February 8 – 14th, 2010
2/14 – Uriah Jones Memorial Youth Tournament
Russell Brearley – Y14 Mixed Foil – 1st Place
Jacob Shultis – Y14 Mixed Foil – 3rd Place
Cadet Mixed Epee – 3rd Place
James Dolan – Y14 Mixed Foil – 10th Place
1/30 2010 CDFS Winter Foil
Russell Brearley – D & Under Mixed Foil – 1st Place
Jacob Shultis – D & Under Mixed Foil – 3rd Place
David Amrani – D & Under Mixed Foil – 3rd Place
Russell’s 1st place win on suday was his 4th in a row! Go Redfish!!
This past Wednesday night we held a mid-holiday foil tournament and had great turnout! Within less than 2 weeks we brought together 15 fencers to make the event a C1 (missed being a B1 by 1 “D” Rated fencer!). We had some talented fencers attending the event including Ethan Patterson (“A” rated foilist from Gristmill) and William Barnhart (“B” Rated foil fencers from The Phoenix Center).
2 “D” ratings were earned in the competition by Josiah Patterson and Eric Soyka. William Barnhart and Ethan Patterson met in the Gold Medal Round. They had a great bout which Will won 15-13. Will was undefeated in the event scoring a total of 75 touches and getting hit only 31 times. This gives Will a total indicator of +44!
We certainly hope to hold more events like this in the future! Keep checking in to find out when we hold more tournaments or to see other people’s views on the tournament.
The Bergen Saber Open was this past weekend. We had 2 of our fencers participate in this event. Tristan Dubin and Ian Shultis placed 18th and 20th respectively. This was a tough tournament with competitors like Ben Igoe and Mike Etropolski participating. Ben is currently 2nd in the country and Mike is currently 10th in the country.
Ian’s first match was easily won, but he had a tough time from there. Ben Igoe was his second match. Ian made a good attack in the bout, but Ben’s height advantage and experience proved too much for Ian. Ian lost his other pool bouts and had to fence Denis Dukhvalov in his first DE. Ian and Denis had a good match, but Denis pulled ahead in the second period to win. Denis lost to Ben Igoe in the next DE.
Tristan also won one of his pool bouts and lost the other three. Tristan’s matches were close and he was making some good actions. He had a close bout against Adam Lewicki but ended up losing 5-4. Tristan also had to fence Igor Dukhvalov and Charles Copti. Tristan’s first DE was against “A” rated saber fencer Andrew Stetsiv. Tristan scored 7 touches in this bout, but Andrew’s speed and experience was more than Tristan could handle that day.
All in all I would say our fencers did well. The main goal for them at this event was to practice and that is exactly what they did. Results can be found here. You can also see videos from the competition on our YouTube channel.