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South Texas RJCC/RYC Challenge

Sasha Gregory
Gold / Youth 10 Women’s Epee

Sam Imrek
Gold / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Christina Liu
Gold / Youth 12 Women’s Epee
7th / Youth 14 Women’s Epee

Ariana Rausch
Gold / Cadet Women’s Epee
Gold / Junior Women’s Epee

Miles Weiss
Gold / Youth 14 Men’s Epee
Silver / Junior Men’s Epee

Khadijah Ahmed
Silver / Youth 10 Women’s Epee

Jessica Liang
Silver / Cadet Women’s Epee
Silver / Junior Women’s Epee

Alexander Liu
Silver / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Ark Ma
Silver / Youth 14 Men’s Epee
7th / Cadet Men’s Epee
8th / Junior Men’s Epee

Elizabeth Wang
Silver / Youth 14 Women’s Epee
Bronze / Cadet’s Women’s Epee

Wyatt Cole
Bronze / Junior Men’s Epee

Alex Fray
Bronze / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Eliana Geva
Bronze / Youth 10 Women’s Epee

Chase Gomez
Bronze / Youth 10 Men’s Epee

Andrew Graber
Bronze / Youth 14 Men’s Epee

Levi Hughes
Bronze / Youth 14 Men’s Epee

Mihir Kumashi
Bronze / Cadet Men’s Epee

Tarun Nair
Bronze / Cadet Men’s Epee

Will Smith
Bronze / Junior Men’s Epee

Jessica Thow
Bronze / Junior Women’s Epee

Karen Wang
Bronze / Youth 14 Women’s Epee

Elijah Imrek
5th / Youth 10 Men’s Epee

Olivia Tao
5th / Junior Women’s Epee

Evan Xu
5th / Junior Men’s Epee

Alex Buswell
6th / Youth 10 Men’s Epee

Heidi Hess
6th / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Erika Kovalchuk
6th / Youth 10 Women’s Epee

Amelia Toffelmire
6th / Youth 14 Women’s Epee

Monica Balakrishnan
7th / Junior Women’s Epee

Greta Siegel
7th / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Peyton Young
7th / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Dylan Chin
8th / Youth 10 Men’s Epee

Nika Filippov
8th / Cadet Women’s Epee

Rishi Shiv
8th / Youth 12 Men’s Epee

Audrey Toffelmire
8th / Youth 10 Women’s Epee

Miles Weiss renewed his B rating. Elizabeth Wang, Monica Balakrishnan and Olivia Tao earned their C ratings. Claire Betzer and Elizabeth Wang earned their D rartings. Chistina Liu earned her E rating.

Way to go everyone!!!

GO ALLIANCE!!!!

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First SYC and RCC of the season!!

NORTH TEXAS ROUNDUP Region 5 Super Youth Circuit & Regional Cadet Circuit 

September 2 – 4, 2017 / Irving, TX

To register: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=37158

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Registration before 11:59 PM CDT August 13!!!!!

*PLAN TO DO IT THE DAY BEFORE!! MAKES THING MUCH EASIER “TECH” WISE 😉

Live results will be posted at: http://www.ntftc.org/liveresults

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International Camp 2017!!

Alliance Fencing Academy hosted its annual International Camp August 7 – 11, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Around 45 fencers from Great Britain, Mexico, Hungary, Ukraine, Estonia, and the United States got together this week to train hard and start the 2017-018 fencing season off strong!!

For additional information about our Annual International Camp and to plan for next year please visit: https://askfred.net/Clinics/moreInfo.php?clinic_id=36225

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New Ratings for Alliance Fencers!!

Houston Cup Results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=35005

Four Seasons Cup Results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=35008

Congrats to our fencers that earned new ratings this past weekend!!!

Evan Xu earned his B rating!!

Alexander Liu earned his D rating!

Alexander Fray earned his E rating!

Evie Pham earned her E rating!

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2017-2018 National Calendar

For full list please visit: http://www.usfencing.org/national-calendar

October NAC (Anaheim, Calif.): October 13-16, 2017

Events contested: Division I, Division II, Cadet & Wheelchair
Registration Opens: August 1, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: August 30, 2017
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): September 13, 2017
Withdraw Deadline: September 20, 2017
Classification Change Deadline: September 27, 2017

November NAC (Kansas City, Mo.): November 10-13, 2017

Events contested: Junior, Cadet & Youth 14
Registration Opens: August 31, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: September 27, 2017
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): October 11, 2017
Withdraw Deadline: October 18, 2017
Classification Change Deadline: October 25, 2017

December NAC (Portland, Ore.): Dec. 8-11, 2017

Events contested: Division I, Division II & Veteran Open/Veteran Age Group
Registration Opens: September 20, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: October 18, 2017
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): November 1, 2017
Withdraw Deadline: November 8, 2017
Classification Change Deadline: November 15, 2017

January NAC (Virginia Beach, Va.): January 5-8, 2018

Events contested: Division I, Junior, Wheelchair & Senior Team
Registration Opens: October 25, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: November 22, 2017
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): December 6, 2017
Withdraw Deadline: December 13, 2017
Classification Change Deadline: December 20, 2017

Junior Olympic Fencing Championships (Memphis, Tenn.): February 16-19, 2018

Events contested: Junior, Cadet & Junior Team
Registration Opens: December 6, 2017
Division Qualifying Reports Due: January 3, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: January 10, 2018
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): January 24, 2018
Withdraw Deadline: January 25, 2018
Classification Change Deadline: January 26, 2018

March NAC (Baltimore, Md.): March 9-12, 2018

Events contested: Division III, Youth 10, Youth 12, Youth 14, & Y14 Team
Registration Opens: December 20, 2017
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: January 24, 2018
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): February 7, 2018
Withdraw Deadline: February 14, 2018
Classification Change Deadline: February 21, 2018

April NAC & Championships (Richmond, Va.): April 20-23, 2018

Events contested:

Championship: Division I/Division I Team & Wheelchair
NAC: Division II, VET Open/VET Age & VET Team
Registration Opens: January 31, 2018
Regular Fee Entry Deadline: February 28, 2018
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): March 14, 2018
Withdraw Deadline: March 21, 2018
Classification Change Deadline: March 28, 2018

USA Fencing Championships & July Challenge (St. Louis, Mo.): June 28-July 7, 2018

Events contested:

Championship: Division IA, Division II, Division III, Veteran Age, Y10, Y12 & Y14
July Challenge: : Division I, Junior, Cadet & Senior Team
Day Schedule Available: August 1, 2017
Registration Opens: March 7, 2018
Division Qualifying Reports Due: May 9, 2018
Regular Fee Entry & Petition Deadline: May 16, 2018
Triple Entry Fee Deadline (Online Only): May 30, 2018
Withdraw Deadline: June 1, 2018
Classification Change Deadline: June 6, 2018

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USA dominates Montreal!!

Pan American Championship
Montreal, Canada / June 13 – 18, 2017

For full list of results visit : http://fencing.ca/results/2017_panam_montreal/index.htm

The women’s epee podium featured three U.S. fencers with Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) winning her third career individual Pan Am title after a battle in the finals with her sister Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas). Their Rio Olympic teammate, Kat Holmes (Washington, D.C.) also stood on the podium with a bronze medal.

Both Hurley sisters went undefeated in pools to stay on opposite sides of the draw with Kelley as the No. 1 seed and Courtney in the No. 2 position.

Kelley Hurley defeated Bianca Dantas (BRA), 15-5, in the table of 16 and Josefina Maria Mendez Bello (BRA), 15-4, to advance to the semifinals where she would meet Nathalie Moellhausen (BRA) – the former Italian World medalist who defeated Hurley in the individual rounds at the Rio Olympic Games.

“When I fenced her this time, I just said ‘I’m going to be aggressive. I’m not going to be scared. I’m going to push the whole time. I know it’s going to be tiring, but this is it. You’ve got to prove to yourself and everyone else that you can beat her,’”

With the score tied at seven in the second period, Hurley scored two singles to go into the third with a 9-7 lead. Moellhaussen tied the score at nine, but Hurley slowly pulled away in the final period, scoring three straight touches to end the bout.

“That was redemption for the Olympics. I was just a deer in headlights at the Olympics. I have a good game against her and I usually fence her pretty well, but at the Olympics it just didn’t go well at all,” Hurley said. “So I just did what I wish I had done at the Olympics.”

The created the fourth All-Hurley individual final at the Pan Am Championships in the last seven years with Courtney winning gold in 2013 and 2014 and Kelley taking the 2011 title.

In the previous round, Courtney fenced Holmes in the semis, taking a 5-0 lead in the first period before winning the bout, 15-8, in the second.

The win followed another bout of U.S. teammates in which Holmes fenced 2014 Pan Am bronze medalist Anna van Brummen (Houston, Texas) in the quarters. The Princeton teammates fenced in the NCAA finals as seniors in March with van Brummen taking the win. This time, Holmes came away with the victory in a tight bout that featured 10 doubles with Holmes breaking away on the final touch to win the bout, 15-14.

With a bronze medal secured for Holmes, the final would come down to another tight bout between the Hurley sisters.

Kelley led for most of the first period before Courtney took the lead at 13-12. Kelley answered with a pair of singles to go into the second at 14-13. One more single would be all Kelley would need to win the bout, 15-13, and match her younger sister’s career Pan Am titles history of three gold medals with a third of her own.

“It felt really great, especially fencing my sister in the final match. We can’t wish for a better circumstance than fencing each other in the gold medal match,” Kelley Hurley said. “We were so nervous at the beginning of the day because this competition is extremely important for Courtney and I … But we couldn’t have done better if we planned it out. It means a lot. It means that moving to Houston and all the training we’ve been doing has been paying off.”

Like men’s foil, the world’s women’s epeeists also received notification last week that their team event would be held in Tokyo – giving the Hurleys an opportunity to return to the podium after winning bronze in London with Kelley training for her fourth Olympic Games and Courtney aiming for her third.

“When I first heard it, I thought it was a rumor and I thought ‘It can’t be true. It can’t be true.’ But then when Kate confirmed it, oh my gosh, if we would have had champagne bottles, we would have popped them and celebrated right there. I’m always going to remember that moment. It was such an important thing for us to be able to have a team and it changes the next three years,” Kelley Hurley said.

Final USA Individual Results:

1. Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas)
2. Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas)
3. Kat Holmes (Washington, D.C.)
5. Anna van Brummen (Houston, Texas)

Final USA Team Results:

Kat Holmes, Courtney Hurley, Kelley Hurley, Anna Van Brummen: GOLD!!!!

-(source: usfencing.org)

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Mega Camp 2017

Mega Camp for Youth 10 – Adults in preparation for Summer Nationals!!
Alliance has some great Epee camps during the Summer to help prepare for Nationals and then we have one to get you ready for the new season. Join top fencers from Team USA for intensive bouting, footwork, drills, strategy, and more! Everyone is welcome!!

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Train with Renowned Coaches:

Andrey Geva (Team USA Women’s Epee Coach)
Sergey Danilov (Alliance Fencing Academy)
Tsanko Hantov (Windy City Fencing)
Natalie Dostert (Alliance Fencing Academy

Sarah Thow: sarahmthow@gmail.com
713-410-6655

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