Fayetteville fencers from the All-American Fencing Academy competed in the Junior Progressive Open at the MidSouth Fencers Club in Durham, NC over the weekend.In the ages 7-10 category, Caroline Berger and Gabriel Guevarra both won 1 bout in their pools, but both lost in their first direct eliminations. Berger and Guevarra finished in 5th and 6th, respectively.In the ages 11-14 category, Triston Li-A-Ping and Madeline White also put up a single victory in their pools. Li-A-Ping received a bye in the first round, but lost in the second round of elimination against the eventual champion. Li-A-Ping finished in 6th place.White narrowly lost in the first round of direct eliminations, scoring 10 touches on her opponent. Her 15-10 loss in the first elimination placed White in 9th place.In the ages 13-16 category, John Murray posted two wins in the preliminary pools, but also lost in the first direct elimination securing a 10th place finish.The ages 9-12 category proved to be the All-American Fencing Academy's strongest team of fencers. Baker White (Madeline's brother), Ronnie Britton and Jeb Berger (Caroline's brother) led the charge for Fayetteville's fencers over the weekend.
Open to all Military Personnel: This includes Active, Reserve, Guard, Veteran, Cadet, ROTC or JROTC. If you were ever in the Military, you are eligible.
The 2011 US Military Championships will be hosted at the United States Military Academy, at West Point on Saturday, 7 May 2011.
I'd like to see how many people will be available to compete at this and do a carpool or caravan up to West Point and drive back the following day. At most, you may have to take a Friday leave.
See the below website:http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=14084Last year's event was free, no details yet this year.Fencers must by USFA. Fencers can utilize the 1-day membership from the USFA.
Here is some of our Wednesday class with our new USFA Banner
The All-American Fencing Academy will have it's largest contingency at a tournament at Durham during Midsouth Fencers Club Junior Progressive OpenCaroline Berger, Jeb Berger, Baker White, Madeline White and the head coach's own son, Gabriel Guevarra will be vying for top positions against some of the states best youth fencers. Joining them will also be John Murray, Triston Li-A-Ping, and Ronnie Britton.John Murray will be the lone Fayetteville fencer in the ages 13-16 category. Several fencers in that event have already made a name for themselves in North Carolina and this will be Murray second statewide event after a 19th place finish at Fayetteville's Lafayette Open.In the ages 7-10 category, Caroline Berger and Gabriel Guevarra will represent the All-American Fencing Academy, both in their first statewide tournament."Caroline and Gabriel are both very capable fencers. They've fenced against each other during our intramural tournaments several times, this time their team mates and I think they'll enjoy this tournament."Gabriel Guevarra, although the son of head coach Gerhard Guevarra, is not coached by his father. The younger Guevarra is coached by John Page at the fencing academy.Gabe previously took 1st place in a previous local youth tournament, followed very closely by Caroline Berger.Caroline will also be accompanied by her brother, Jeb Berger. His teammates in the ages 9-12 category include Robbie Britton and Baker White.Britton and White fenced at a youth tournament in Raleigh several months ago, and their placement greatly improved during the next local intramural tournament. The Britton and White team is formidable as they've faced other youth fencers in the state before. They state 'they're ready for them this time'.Finally Triston Li-A-Ping and Madeline White will represent the All-American Fencers in the ages 11-14 category. This will be Li-A-Ping's second state tournament after the Lafayette Open; this will Madeline White's first state tournament.Madeline is Baker's elder sister and there's been a feud brewing in the club. With tournament success and confidence under Baker's belt, it's been difficult for Madeline to topple her younger brother.
On Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the All-American Fencing Academy, a few of Fayetteville's fencers hosted an intramural tournament to keep up skills between state tournaments. For some, it was a warm up to this Sunday's big youth tournament at Durham, NC.Martin LaBelle led the charge for the All-American Fencers and took first place, but it wasn't going to be a walk in the park for LaBelle. John Murray is hot on his heels and determined to take one of the top men's foil position at the All-American Fencing Academy.Murray defeated LaBelle in the preliminary pools of the tournament. LaBelle met Murray again in the finals and narrowly won by only a few points.Final standings for the All-American Fencing Academy Intramural tournament was Martin LaBelle (1st), John Murray (2nd), Triston Li-A-Ping and Ronnie Britton (Tied for 3rd), and Jack Santini (4th).Meanwhile, another Fayetteville fencer, Steve Lee travelled down to Wilmington, NC the same day to represent the All-American Fencing Academy in two events at Cape Fear Fencing Association's Iron Maiden tournament. Lee competed in both the foil and epee tournament. "Lee and LaBelle are consistent fencers at the club and compete against each other several times a night. They both joined the club at the same time and their progress has been phenomenal," stated head coach Gerhard Guevarra.Lee placed 13th out of 20 in the epee tournament, fairing better than several strong epee fencers in the state, including Rob Thomas from Cape Fear Fencing Association and John Rea from the Wilmington Fencing Club.In foil, Lee placed 15th out of 27 placing above known experienced fencers Elise Laffite from Raleigh Fencing Club and Jason DuPertuis from MidSouth Fencers Club.
Most of these tournaments are the USFA sanctioned tournaments in the state. One tournament listed is not a USFA tournament, and we will host a few youth, teen and adult non-USFA tournament between now and the summer, but for now, please take a look at the following tournaments and schedule your calendars if you plan on attending!
Junior Progressive Open - Durham, NCSunday, January 30, 2011USFA membership required. Either get the annual membership (which will end in July). Or get the single competition USFA membership (in which case you have to apply for at least 2 weeks prior to the tournament. $20 for first event, $15 for subsequent events (if participating in more than one age group event)
Tournament info and pre-registration: http://goo.gl/8nYdX
Y10 Foil: 2PM: Born between 2000-2003 (Ages 7-10)
Y12 Foil: 4:30PM: Born between 1998-2001 (Ages 9-12)
Y14 Foil: 3:00PM: Born between 1996-1999 (Ages 11-14)
Cadet Foil: 12:30PM: Born between 1994-1997 (Ages 13-16)
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