As one coach from FSA reflects upon his 30th anniversary of his U-16 JO Performance in 1983 (cough), there are so many tremendous results from our fencers who competed in the 2013 Junior Olympics held this past weekend in Baltimore, MD.
Ace Eldeib took home the silver medal after an incredible performance in the Junior Men’s Epee event. This result qualified Ace for another Junior World Championship Team!
Sean White finished 20th in the Cadet Men’s Epee event, updating to a C13.
Anya Michaelsen finished 27th and Michelle Corinaldi 33rd in the Cadet Women’s Foil event!
Nicki Thornton finished 31st in Junior Women’s Foil.
We are very proud of all our fencers who competed this weekend. Amazing results all around!!!
Fencing Sports Academy is proud of all our students who competed at the Capital Clash SYC and Cadet fencing tournament. Well over 1400 entrees were received from over 1000 fencers making it the largest non-National tournament ever held.
Ethan Gumagay WON the Cadet Men’s Foil Event
Anya Michaelsen WON the Cadet Women’s Foil Event
Charlotte Paulussen finished 7th in Y12 Women’s Epee
Long Tran finished 7th in Y10 Men’s Epee
Congratulations, Ethan, on winning the Thanksgiving Throwdown Foil event held at Richmond Fencing Club this weekend. Well done!
More kudos to Charlotte Paullssen for taking 2nd place in the Y12 Mixed Epee Event as well!!!
Fencing Sports Academy’s Ace Eldeib jumped up two spots to 10th on the National Senior Points List for Men’s Epee after his 17th place result at last weekend’s North American Cup event in St. Louis.
Congratulations, Ace! What a tremendous way to start the 2012-2013 season!!!
Congratulations to Michelle Corinaldi for her 3rd place DIV IA finish this past weekend at the ROC it in Buffalo, NY. This is actually the 2nd time she’s qualified for DIV IA Summer Nationals (as well as DIV II and III) already! Way to go!
At the VA DIV Fall Regional Youth Circuit Event in Charlottesville, FSA fencers came away with some terrific results as well:
Nam Tran – 1st Place Y14 Mixed Epee
Long Tran – 1st Place Y10 Mixed Epee
Danny Campbell – 3rd, Y12 Mixed Epee
Daniel Melbourne – 6th, Y12 Mixed Epee
Charlotte Paulussen – 6th, Y14 Mixed Epee
Finally, Congratulations to Charlotte Paulussen for receiving the Virginia Cup award from the VA Division of USA Fencing for her outstanding results last year receiving the most points in the Youth Women’s category. We are very proud!!!
FSA fencers kicked it at the KickOff Classic ROC this past weekend (9/29-9/30). Notable finishes:
Nam Tran – 33rd in DivIIME, Jon Normile (Coach) 5th, Ace Eldeib 19th, Sean White 27th in DivIAME, Ethan Gumagay 3rd in DivIIMF and Nicki Thornton placing 3rd in DivII and 6th in DivIA earning her C12!
Way to go!!!!
Fencing Sports Academy, the premier fencing academy in the Washington DC area, is pleased to welcome Amgad Badawi as the club’s Head Coach and Trainer.
Coach Badawi brings 20 years of fencing experience as an athlete and coach to our club, most recently as the National Team and Olympic Coach for Lebanon during the London 2012 Olympic games. Prior to joining Fencing Sports Academy, Mr. Badawi coached foil and epee in Dallas and Plano, Texas. Coach Amgad’s students won many national and international medals and he himself is a former seven time individual national medalist and Egyptian National Team member.
As a recognition of his proficiency in methods for coaching fencers of all levels, coach Amgad is certified as a Prévôt in both Epee and Foil by the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA). He is also recognized as a National Level referee in all three weapons and has refereed internationally for the past 5 years.
US Fencing held its Summer National Championships this past week in Anaheim, CA. Fencing Sports Academy is proud to announce that Ed Sady placed 5th in the Men’s VET 70+ Foil event and ALSO placed 7th in the Men’s VET 70+ Epee event. Further, Ed Sady has again qualified for the US Veteran World Fencing Team in Foil and will compete in the World Championships in August in Krems, Austria.
Richard Weiss placed 5th in the Men’s VET Foil 40-49 category, just missing out on a chance for the semi finals losing to last year’s winner 10-8.
Congratulations to you both for superior performances!
FSA Fencers worked hard this past weekend and their results show it!
At the Daniel Bukantz Youth Challenge in NJ this weekend, Sam Dietrich won the Men’s Y14 Epee event as well as placed 2nd in Y12 Mixed Epee. Andrew Nosil placed 8th in the Y14 Men’s Epee event as well!
Charlotte Paulussen won the Y12 Mixed Foil event this weekend at the CFA Summer Sizzler in Charlottesville, VA. Richard Weiss placed 3rd in the C & Under Mixed Foil event.
Finally, Ed Sady earned a Silver medal in the VET 70+ Men’s Foil CAN-AM Fencing Tournament in Toronto, Canada.
Well done everyone!
Fencing Sports Academy is proud to make the following results announcement from the Regional Youth Circuit event held in Richmond on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26: (M=Mixed)
Sam Dietrich – 1st place Y14ME, 1st place Y12ME
Andrew Nosil – 3rd place Y14ME, 7th place Y12ME
Daniel Melbourne – 1st place Y10ME, 5th place Y12ME
Long Tran – 3rd place Y10ME
Nam Tran – 8th place Y14ME
Charlotte Paulussen – 3rd place Y12MF, 6th place Y14WF
Congratulations to Coach Ervin and Coach Andras for these tremendous accomplishments. We’re very proud of all of you.