This past weekend, the Virginia Division of the USFA hosted the first Div Ia ROC of the 2011-2012. Nine CFA fencers participated, with two fencers – Emily Lien and Anya Michaelsen – finishing in the top eight and thus qualifying for the Div Ia (and Div II, III if rating eligible) National Championships in Dallas next Summer. Emily (pictured) lead the way with a 3rd place finish in Women’s Epee, her best finish ever in a major tournament, while Anya finished 7th in women’s foil. Close behind Name Withheld finished 12th in women’s epee and Name Withheld 16th in women’s foil. Strong performances were also turned in by Dorothy Carney, Ken Fales, Douglas Daniels, and in her first major tournament, Sarah Simmons. Congratulations to the Division for hosting an exceptional tournament!
MissionCharlottesville Fencing Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the residents throughout Central Virginia about the sport of fencing, developing educational programs that serve both adults and our youth, schools, home school communities and the under-privileged, as well fostering the widespread growth of fencing. Our programs reach both recreational and competitive fencers and coaches in all three weapons – foil, epee and saber.