This year CFA will be running a charity benefit for the local Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA, which is a no kill shelter. This benefit will run in conjunction with the annual tournament, with sponsored fencers collecting donations for the SPCA every time … Continue reading
Congratulations to our CFA Virginia Division Points List Champions for the year! Once again CFA has brought home an impressive number of Jefferson Cups! Emily Lien, Women’s Epee Champion Doug Daniels, Men’s Saber Champion Anya Michaelsen, Women’s 3 weapon Champion, … Continue reading
The VA Commonwealth games is the tourney that ends the season for us, and marks the last scheduled tournament until the CFA Back to School Brawl at the end of August. This year was an unusually strong turnout due to … Continue reading
CFA is very pleased to be hosting Coach David Littell for a clinic geared towards both fencers and coaches. Coach Littell is a former Olympian and longtime NCAA coach for the Haverford fencing team. His adaption of the Hungarian System … Continue reading
CFA fencers were a fixture in the medal round of all events in this tournament! Thanks to everyone who came out to fence, referee or help run concessions. We literally could not have done it without you! All of our … Continue reading
Rosie Purvis is now the 2013/2014 VA Division Women’s Epee Champion! At the Division Championships she defeated teammate and last seasons Champion, Emily Lien, in the finals to claim the crown. Sarah Simmons also made the semifinals and bringing home … Continue reading
At the Cinco de Mayo tourney this past weeked, CFA fencers won everything. And they also took Silvers in everything. And bronzes in everything. Foil 1. Nathaniel Sides 2. Ken Fales 3. Chiron Anderson Also David Sanford, Ethan Bush and … Continue reading
In addition to excellence in our chosen sport, CFA also recognizes and honors our athletes for their classroom accomplishments. Speaing of which, congratulations go out to Asst. Coach Sarah Simmons for taking a gold medal on the National Latin Exam.
CFA has a wealth of talented members who excel in both the classroom and on the strip. As such we wanted to make our members aware of USA Fencing National All-Academic Team program. This program rewards fencers who are champions with a pen and with a sword.
Last year VA had several fencers qualify including CFA’s Anya Michaelsen. For more information please go to the following link and please let us know if you have any questions. This year Sarah Simmons, Doug Daniels and Anya Michaelsen will be going out for the team this year. If you or your fencer would like to try for the team as well, contact one of our coaches for additional information and be sure to check out the national page at: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Fencing/Athlete-Info/All-Academic-Team.aspx
This past weekend Doug Daniels won the Mens Junior Mens Saber Championship! Doug also took the silver in the Cadet Mens Saber. This same weekend Anya Michaelsen took the 3rd for the bronze medal in the Mission Fencing Regional Open Circuit!
A strong showing from all of our fencers competing in the Div II/III Summer National Camps qualifier this weekend! CFA took more medals overall than any other club, but more importantly we had some wonderful breakout fencing from several of our fencers. Emily Brown was the big winner Saturday, taking silver in the Womens Saber and qualifying Div II and Div II. Nathaniel Sides took a Bronze in the Mens Foil qualifying Div III and Grayson Katzenbach took a Bronze in the Womens Foil and qualified Div III. Grayson is still in her first year of fencing, so an especially strong finish for her.
On the second day of the tournament, CFA increased our medal count and had some breakout fencing from some of our teammates. In the Mens Epee, Aaron Olowin took a Bronze medal in a very tough field, earning his D13 and qualifying Div II, Div III and Vet mens epee. Chiron Anderson also fenced a very strong tournament, bringing home a Bronze and qualifying for Div III as well. In the Mens Saber, Nathaniel (Bob) Lilly defeated teammate and top seed Doug Daniels to finish in the final four, taking a bronze and qualifying for Div III. Rosei Purvis was our sole Womens Epee fencer and she did us proud, taking Bronze.
Also a big thanks to our coaches Nick and Ken for running the event and Coach Sarah and Anya for giving up their weekends to help coach their teammates! Also a big thanks to the the parents who helped us with stocking and running the concession stand.
It will be great having such a large group of fencers, along with our Div 1, Junior, Senior, and youth qualifiers, representing us at the National Championships! Congrats to all of our fencers from this weekend. CFAers, you make us proud!