Alina Zhang, a member of the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club. Won the silver medal at the Jeff Wolfe ROC 2022 Long Island Challenge in Rocky Point, New York. Zhang battled her way to a second-place finish among the 27 fencers in a very tough competition. She came out of pools in 14th place but won her direct elimination rounds 15-4, 15-11, and 15-9. Zhang barely lost in the gold medal bout, 13-15.
The Division II Women’s Foil competition at the National Fencing Championships in New Jersey. On Saturday saw Zhang Yuelong place 15th overall out of a group of 19 competitors. Zhang attended Scarsdale High School and is a resident of Scarsdale, New York.
Coach Slava Grigoriev instructs her at the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club in Port Chester. Jonah Lee came in tied for 46th. In Division IA Men’s Saber, Matthew Fields placed 17th. In the end, Harini Thiruvengadam came in 22nd.
Top fencers from Jeff Wolfe ROC 2022 Long Island participate. In a number of regional and national competitions, all year long, or “en grade”. The competition this past weekend was held in Farmingdale, New York. Despite the fact that many of these competitors had to travel as far as Texas, Virginia, and Oregon.
For the Jeff Wolfe Regional Open Circuit competition, hundreds of fencing fans travelled to New Jersey this past weekend. The tournament, which honours renowned Brentwood coach Jeff Wolfe, serves as a qualifier for the national finals this summer. Gold medals were won by three Long Island youngsters at the competition, which was held at Mission Fencing Center.
Sam Moelis, A Native of Hewlett, Won the Division I men’s foil competition, the weekend’s opening round.
In the under-17 age bracket, the 16-year-old is rated #1 in the nation in foil. He fences for Brooklyn Bridge FC at the club level and is classified as an “A” fencer by the USFA.
Thomas Ferrante, a junior at Whitman with a “C” rating from the USFA. Took home silver in the epee event at the Suffolk County Championships this year. Ilana Solomon rates in the top 60 nationally for the under-20 sabre category. And received a national “B” rating for her victory in the Division I women’s sabre competition on Saturday. Solomon finished Saturday’s Division II sabre competition, tied with third in the Jeff Wolfe ROC 2022.
On Saturday and Sunday in New Jersey at the National D-II Fencing Championships. Dan Solomon placed fifth in Division I Sabre and sixth in Division II Sabre. Along with fellow junior Carly Weber-Levine and senior Kacy Charpin. He finished sixth for the junior sabre team from Ward Melville. Other Long Island athletes who excelled were Charles Wells of Half Hollow Hills (fifth in D-I foil). Chantel Yang and Samantha Abbott of Commack (11st and 12th, respectively), and Alexandria Alpy of Whitman (eighth in D/II epee).
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