OFA is sending upwards of 20 fencers to the November NAC this weekend in Kansas City, MO. OFA will have competitors in Y14 girls and boys, Cadet boys and girls, and Junior women and men. We wish them best of luck, and great fencing. Follow their progress with live results here.
Congratulations to Oregon Fencing Alliance's three National Merit Scholar Semifinalists, Oregon Episcopal School seniors David Fang and Maxfield Parson-Sherban, and Lincoln High senior Sydney Dunn. With Fang and Parson-Sherban, our fencing club is home to two of our Oregon Episcopal School’s four Merit Scholar semifinalists. We are so proud of all their academic achievements. Fencers rock!
We had a nice crowd of OFA fencers at our first fall Progressive Tournament on Sept. 22. And once everyone was outfitted and registered with USA Fencing, we had some spirited fencing.
Our medalists were:
Y10: Maks S, GOLD; Jack F, SILVER; Kai O, BRONZE.
Y12: Vasko A, GOLD; Hyder C, SILVER; Sophia S, BRONZE.
Y14: Mukund S, GOLD; Vasko A, SILVER; Sophia S, BRONZE.
Cadet: Will A, GOLD; Brandon C, SILVER; Siobhan S, BRONZE; Howard C, BRONZE.
Open: Mariel Zagunis, GOLD; Austin S, SILVER; Max PS, BRONZE; Will A, BRONZE.
Great work, everybody! Be proud of your results and take the lessons of today to practice this week. The full results are here.
Justin Meehan, a veteran U.S. referee, is offering a referee clinic at Orion Fencing in Vancouver.
The Oregon Division will refund $25 to first time takers of a clinic who pass the test and another of $25 if you do the practical and receive a rating. This is open to the first 20 registrants only. All the details are here.
Congratulations to our Regional Recognition Program patch winners for 2017-2018. The article from USA Fencing with the full list of winners by region is here.
Here are our winners:
Y10MS: Vasko A, GOLD; Hyder C, SILVER; Maks S, BRONZE.
Y10WS: Sophia S, GOLD; Rayaana G, BRONZE.
Y12WS: Siobhan S, GOLD; Keona B, BRONZE. Y14MS: Kaiana K, SILVER.
Y14WS: Siobhan S, GOLD;, Sophia C, BRONZE.
Placement was determined by the best three finishes in RYC events in our region for the 2017-2018 season.
Siobhan S is one of twelve fencers nationally who won two or more patches.