CFA will be closed this Thursday and Sunday for the holidays. We will reopen on Monday the 2nd for regular hours and classes.
It has been a busy few weeks to say the lease, with back to back tournament weekends, just after the Opens at Tech and W&M. CFA fencers were up for the challenge however and had an excellent run at the Junior Olympic Qualifiers. Grayson Katzenbach dominated the Cadet Womens Foil event and fenced wonderfully in the Junior, taking a Gold and Bronze respectively. In the Junior Mens Foil Nathaniel Sides had a great run as well, taking 3rd place. For the saber, Douglas Daniels took silver in the Junior Mens event, and Steven Pressendo took a Bronze in the Junior and the Cadet. Emily Brown shined in the Womens Saber, earning a Bronze in the Junior event and auto qualifying for the Cadet based on her top 3 showing in Junior. Cierra Filla, Tristan Johnson, Chandler Hamilton, Sarah Simmons and Nathaniel Lilly also all turned in top 8 performances at the event.
This past weekend at the Thanksgiving Throwdown Ratings Rally hosted by our friends at RFC, our fencers once again had some wonderful results. Douglas Daniels crushed the Open Saber event, taking Gold and updating to a C13. Steven Pressendo had another very strong tourney showing taking a Bronze and earning his D13, only a few weeks after earning his E! In foil Jared Knight fenced great in the Y12 event, finishing in a strong 3rd place. Micheal Gett also finished in the top eight of the Y12 and Daniel Hothem placed in the top eight of the Open Foil.
Awesome fencing CFAers, you most definitely make us proud!
CFA had some great results from the W&M tourney this past weekend. This was one of the larger Open tourneys so far this season, and I was very happy to see a strong CFA turnout for the event. Saturday was our standout day, claiming 4 medals over the saber and foil events. Grayson also had some strong bouts before running into the winner of the event, Seth Daily in the 32. On the epee on Sunday, our fencers had a very strong day as well, with Chandler Hamilton, Rosie Purvis and Dustin Salz having some very strong wins and finishes overall.
Matt Steppan: Gold, Open Saber and earning a C13
Doug Daniels: Silver, Open Saber
Nathaniel Sides: Bronze, Open Foil and earning his C13
Steven Pressendo: Bronze, Open Saber and earning his E13
Congrats to all of our fencers who came out to represent CFA. You make us proud!
We will be closed for all evening classes this Thursday for Halloween. May you have more treats than tricks, and if you find yourself short on a costume you can always dress as a fencer! Or wear the same outfit and tell everyone you are an astronaut…
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