Saturday March 25th 2017 & Sunday March 26th 2017, The Cherry Blossom Open was held at University of Maryland, College Park, Armory: College Park, MD. Fencing Sports Academy had two fencers earn medals in the Senior Men's Foil Event. Nicholas Espinosa Gaviria Earned a bronze medal and Carlos Lopez earned a top 8 medal. Congratulations to both of these FSA fencers!
This past weekend, March 18th & 19th, Fencing Sports Academy Helped host the Fairfax Challenge RYC 2 held at the University of Maryland, College Park Reckord Armory Building. The event saw many contestants from all over. Fencing Sports Academy fencers won 24 Medals at the event. 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze, and 12 Top 8 Medals. Congratulations to all the fencers that participated at this event. Below is the medal breakdown:
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The latest NAC just wrapped up and was held in Cleveland, Ohio March 10th through 13th, 2017. FSA had a couple fencers medal in their respective events. Sabine Desamours earned a top 8 meal in the Div II Women's Epee Event. Haddley Husisian earned a top 8 medal in the Y14 Women's Epee Event. Nathaniel Wimmer earned a top 8 medal in the Y10 Men's Epee Event. Congratulations to all our fantastic fencers for doing well at the March NAC!! The Coaches and Staff here at FSA are proud of you!
Several FSA fencers participated in the DC Fencers Club Foil tournament on March 11th, 2017. 3 of our fencers finished top 8 in this tournament. Going into the last bout FSA was guaranteed two medals. Who the different medals were going to was about to unfold. The final bout for the gold and silver medal was between FSA's very own Nicholas Espinosa Gaviria and Daniel Angel Calva. Nicholas was able to edge out Daniel for the gold. Congratulations to Nicholas on his gold medal and Daniel on his Silver medal. Along with them in the top 8 medalists Carlos Lopez received a top 8 medal for his efforts. Congratulations to all of our fencers who the coaches and staff are proud of your accomplishments!!
Fencing Sports Academy had Brothers Chandler and Nathaniel travel to Columbus, Ohio to participate in the Arnold Fencing Classic March 3rd-5th, 2017. Both Chandler and Nathaniel brought home medals! Chandler won bronze in the Y12 Men's Epee, and Nathaniel won gold in Y10 Men's Epee and gold in Y8 Mixed Epee. Congratulations boys!! The coaches and staff at FSA are proud of both of your hard work and accomplishments this weekend.
FSA's Tune up Camps are for the serious fencer getting ready to dominate a tournament. The goal of these camps is to strengthen the fencer's ability in a specific area. Footwork and distance are incorporated as part of training specific aspects. For example questions like, How do I quickly analyze what is working in the bout and what is not? What is my best touch conversion ratio? Where is this bout headed and how do I win it? will be addressed in these camps. Each mini camp focuses on a few aspects that will help the fencer to develop a more complete and encompassing strategy and equip them with tools for improvement.