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Recent Successes by our FFA fencers

October 06, 2019 3:16 PM | Scott DuPree (Administrator)

We are catching up on some of the recent tournaments for our fencers from the Florida Fencing Academy. 

Stoccato Cup Fall Series #2 held on September 21, 2019 in Longwood, FL.

Kevin Liu scored the Gold Medal for Y12 Mixed Epee, defeating Carlos Alexander Romero Kuri of the SwordMasters Club in the final round.  Meanwhile, Nick Liu finished 6th in that event.  Nick Liu also earned the Silver Medal in the Y10 Mixed Epee event, losing 5-3 in the final to the number one seed.  Dominick Diaz fenced in the Y12 Mixed Foil, finishing in 7th place, scoring a 5-0 victory in his pool bouts before falling  to the number two seed.

USF OCTOBERFENCE, September 21, 2019, University of South Florida, Tampa FL

In a good day for the FFA fencers, Nickolay Mavrodiev had a big day, winning the Gold Medal in C & Under Mixed Epee in a field of 32 fencers and earning his D2019 rating!  Seeded number 3, he was victorious in five tough bouts, winning the last three 15-14, 12-11 and 14-13. 

Also fairing well, Robert Wagman finished 8th in a field of 40 in the Senior Mixed Epee, earning his C2019.  In Senior Mixed Saber, William Bowden and Thomas DuPree both claimed the Bronze Medals, and Thomas DuPree earned a Bronze Medal in the D&Under Mixed Saber event as well.  Uma McIntosh had a big day finishing 9th in D&Under Mixed Saber in a field of 15, seeding 7th with two victories in the pool bouts.

 Iron Works Open, October 5, 2019 in Melbourne FL

FFA Fencer Kevin Liu entered the Y14 Mixed Epee in this tournament and finished 7th.  These are learning experiences that each fencer goes through as they continue to practice and get closer to their first rating!  Keep fencing, Kevin!

On the schedule next: a big tournament in Gainesville - the 5th Annual Orange and Blue Open at the University of Florida on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th.  FFA fencers already registered include Robert Wagman, Agatha Wagman, Kyle Waite, William Bowden and Thomas DuPree.  Good luck to Coach Harper and the fencers of the Florida Fencing Academy.

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