CFA qualifies multiple fencers to the Junior Olympics and adds new ratings at the Thanksgiving throwdown!

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!

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