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Ranked: Fencing Club Performance at Cobra Challenge SYC, 27th – 29th November, 2015

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Youth fencers and their families descended on the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ over the Thanksgiving Weekend to attend the Cobra Challenge SYC, the largest SYC held so far this year. Hosted by the Cobra Fencing Club which is located in Jersey City, NJ, the SYC attracted 651 individual fencers who participated in 832 fencer events over three days. One hundred and twenty-nine (129) clubs from primarily the Mid and North Atlantic were represented at the SYC. Clubs from as far away as Texas and the West Coast were also represented.  Of the 129 clubs represented, 49 or 38% made our rankings. About 70% of the ranked clubs were from New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

The composition of fencer events for both men and women at the SYC is shown in the accompanying pie diagrams.

To be eligible for a ranking, a fencing club must have at least one of its fencers finish in the Top 8 of a Y10, Y12 or Y14 event at the SYC.  The Top 8 fencers in each competition automatically contributed to their club’s final ranking in the six gender-weapon categories. The rankings are based on a simple weighted 100-point system adopted by the USFA with points being awarded to the Top 8 fencers in each competition. The final rankings are derived by aggregating the Top 8 placement points for the fencers by their club representation.

The medal efficiency ratio measures the medals won by a club’s total fencer-events in the gender-weapon category and is designed to examine how well a club performed at the SYC based on the number of fencer-events generated by a clubs fencers who participated in the events, e.g., one fencer may have entered a Y12 and a Y14 event, generating two fencer-events. The higher the ratio, the more efficient a club was in winning medals in a gender-weapon category. Please refer to our methodology for further information on medal efficiency ratios.

The national rank following a fencers name in the tables below is the rank originating from the National Rolling Points Standings used for seeding this SYC. The # 1 ranked clubs in top 8 medal points for each gender-weapon category and therefore the best performing clubs at the SYC in no particular order were:

  • Olympia Fencing Center, MA (Youth Men’s Foil)
  • Manhattan Fencing Center, NY (Youth Men’s Saber)
  • New York Fencing Academy, NY (Youth Men’s Epee)
  • Gold Fencing Club, MA (Youth Women’s Foil)
  • Manhattan Fencing Center, NY (Youth Women’s Saber)
  • New York Fencing Academy, NY (Youth Women’s Epee)

Ratings were awarded to the following thirteen fencers. These ratings are not official and are subject to the USFA’s final approval.

Ratings Awarded 

Age-Gender-Weapon Category Fencer Club Rating Awarded
Y14 Men’s Foil
Ryan Scarpa 5T Fencers Club, NY C2015
Anthony Bae Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ D2015
Carter Hodges Manhattan Fencing Center, NY D2015
Daniel Zhang Olympia Fencing Center, MA E2015
Y14 Men’s Epee
Kevin Baker Lilov Fencing Academy, NJ E2015
Y14 Men’s Saber
Henry Nadile Fencers Club, NY D2015
Y14 Women’s Epee
Jessica Lin Medeo Fencing Club, NJ D2015
Christina Zozulya Dynamo Fencing Club, BC D2015
Y 14 Women’s Foil
Grace Li Gold Fencing Club, MA C2015
Eileen Ye Manhattan Fencing Center, NY E2015
Y14 Women’s Saber
Zoe Kim Medeo Fencing Club, NJ D2015
Jadeyn Williams Advance Fencing and Fitness Academy, NJ D2015
Stella Berman Manhattan Fencing Center, NY E2015

Youth Men’s Foil, Saber & Epee

Top 8 Medals by Club for Three Youth Men’s Foil Events – Cobra Challenge SYC 27th – 29th November, 2015

Top 8 Medal Points Rank Fencing Club Total Top 8 Medals Top 8 Medal Points Medal Efficiency Ratio Top Club Fencers (National Rank) Contributing to Club Rank 
1 Olympia Fencing Center, MA 4 306.3 0.22 Allan Ding (#25, Y14), Daniel Zhang (#20, Y12), Samuel Du (#33, Y10), Alexander Ma (#21, Y12)
2 Manhattan Fencing Center, NY 3 223.8 0.25 David Prilutsky (#18, Y12), Carter Hodges (#39, Y14), Jack Ousler (#62, Y12)
3 Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY 2 185.0 0.17 Zachary Binder (#4, Y12), Lucas Lutar (#2, Y12)
4 Dynamo Fencing Club, BC 2 161.0 0.22 Adam Wong (#13, Y10), Nicholas Zhang
5 Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ 2 155.0 0.20 Liam Bas, Anthony Bae (#68, Y14)
6 Top Fencing Club, NJ 1 100.0 0.10 Nicholas Kim (#2, Y10)
7T 5T Fencers Club, NY 1 92.0 0.25 Ryan Scarpa
7T Medeo Fencing Club, NJ 1 92.0 0.33 Advaith Rege (#33, Y12)
9T Empire United Fencing, NJ 1 85.0 0.17 Hyun Paik (#18, Y14)
9T Marx Fencing Academy, MA 1 85.0 0.17 Brian Li (#10, Y14)
9T Premier Fencing Club, NJ 1 85.0 0.17 Dominic Joseph (#1, Y10)
12T Peekskill Fencing Center, NY 1 70.0 0.50 CJ Tummings (#9, Y12)
12T Three Rivers Fencing Center, PA 1 70.0 0.50 Alexander Horsely (#20, Y10)
14 Gold Fencing Club, MA 1 69.5 0.20 Yi Peng Sha (#22, Y10)
15 Freehold Fencing Academy, NJ 1 69.0 0.20 Kaveh Shafaie (#55, Y14)
16 Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club, NY 1 68.5 0.10 Michael Jones (#55, Y14)
Total 24 1917 0.20

Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of askFRED.net data.

Top 8 Medals by Club for Three Youth Men’s Epee Events – Cobra Challenge SYC 27th – 29th November 2015

Top 8 Medal Points Rank Fencing Club Total Top 8 Medals Top 8 Medal Points Medal Efficiency Ratio Top Club Fencers (National Rank) Contributing to Club Rank 
1 New York Fencing Academy, NY 5 430.5 0.25 Ian Goldfine (#5, Y10), Mark Dolgonos (#1, Y12), Ethan Kushnerik (#3, Y12), Alan Temiryaev (#5, Y14)
2 Fencers Club, NY 3 223.0 0.30 Thomas Dixon, Milan Maddineni (#11, Y12), Samuel Dixon (#12, Y12)
3 Olympia Fencing Center, MA 3 207.5 0.33 Jordan Macarty, Hagen Zheng (#9, Y12), Michael Corban (#17, Y14)
4 Alamo Fencing Academy, TX 2 160.5 1.00 Nikita Buyanov (#3, Y10)
5 Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY 2 155.0 0.14 Wendell Moske (#11, Y), Sam Dembicer (#9, Y14)
6 Boston Fencing Club, MA 1 100.0 1.00 Colin Yu (#1, Y14)
7 Morris Fencing Club, NJ 1 92.0 1.00 Jack Werrell (#30, Y14)
8T Durkan Fencing Academy, NJ 1 85.0 0.25 Gareth Spiteri (#20, Y14)
8T Freehold Fencing Academy, NJ 1 85.0 0.33 Thomas Levchook
8T North Shore Fencers Club, NY 1 85.0 0.13 Daniel Boratin
8T Top Fencing Club, NJ 1 85.0 0.25 Juni Kim
12 Penta Olympic Fencing Club, VA 1 70.0 0.20 Timothy Lee Seungjoon
13 Maryland Fencing Club, MD 1 69.5 0.50 Armaan Chawla (#17, Y10)
14 Rockland Fencers Club, NY 1 69.0 1.00 Michael Kang (#94, Y14)
Total 24 1917 0.29

Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of askFRED.net data.

Top 8 Medals by Club for Three Youth Men’s Saber Events – Cobra Challenge SYC 27th – 29th November 2015

Top 8 Medal Points Rank Fencing Club Total Top 8 Medals Top 8 Medal Points Medal Efficiency Ratio Top Club Fencers (National Rank) Contributing to Club Rank
1 Manhattan Fencing Center, NY 4 339.0 0.19 Jordan Silberzweig (#1, Y10), Darii Lukashenko, Taras Erachshaw (#64, Y12), Stephen Kim (#22, Y14)
2 Fencers Club, NY 4 307.5 0.50 Henry Nadile (#41, Y14), Nickoloz Lortkipanidze (#13, Y14), Maximilian Denner (#15, Y10), Lysander Denner (#63, Y12)
3 Nellya Fencers, GA 3 262.0 0.43 Cody Ji (#8, Y10), Rodrigo Fernandez (#19, Y10), Faaris Khairi (#13, Y12)
4 Advance Fencing and Fitness Academy, NJ 2 162.0 0.20 Jonathan Yao (#2, Y12), Anagh Kanagala
5T Dynamo Fencing Center, MA 1 100.0 0.10 Simon Kushkov (#1, Y12)
5T Thrust Fencing Academy, NY 1 100.0 0.33 Hudson Santana (#31, Y14)
7 Cobra Fencing Club, NJ 1 92.0 0.08 Victor Osoliniec (#17, Y14)
8T Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy, CT 1 70.0 1.00 Noah Te Velde (#15, Y14)
8T Sheridan Fencing Academy, NY 1 70.0 0.33 Alex Harris (#57, Y12)
10T Bergen Fencing Club, NJ 1 69.5 0.14 Nicholas Han (#27, Y14)
10T Lilov Fencing Academy, NJ 1 69.5 0.14 Neil Lilov (#11, Y12)
10T Stamford Fencing Center, CT 1 69.5 0.11 Michael Elvin
13 International Fencing Club, MA 1 69.0 0.50 Avin Rai (#55, Y12)
14T Capital Fencing Academy, MD 1 68.5 0.11 Nathaniel Landau (#83, Y14)
14T Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ 1 68.5 0.17 Kevin Bae
Total 24 1917 0.21

Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of askFRED.net data.

Youth Women’s Foil, Saber & Epee

Top 8 Medals by Club for Three Youth Women’s Foil Events – Cobra Challenge SYC 27th – 29th November 2015

Top 8 Medal Points Rank Fencing Club Total Top 8 Medals Top 8 Medal Points Medal Efficiency Ratio Top Club Fencers (National Rank) Contributing to Club Rank
1 Gold Fencing Club, MA 6 531.5 0.32 Ivy Zheng (#4, Y10), Ellen Wang (#14, Y10), Katerina Lung, Emily Jing (#23, Y10), Grace Li (#5, Y12)
2 Fencers Club, NY 4 330.5 0.22 Isabella Ahn (#18, Y12), Annora Lee (#10, Y14), Veronica Marotta (#35, Y14), Gabriella Ahn (#49, Y14)
3 Manhattan Fencing Center, NY 3 223.0 0.50 Eileen Ye (#34, Y12), Montana Lee (#39, Y12), Maria Stamos (#20, Y14)
4 Top Fencing Club, NJ 2 154.0 0.25 Rachael Kim (#8, Y10), Yejine Lee (#14, Y14)
5 Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ 2 139.5 0.14 Rachel Koo (#39, Y12), Katherine Apelian
6 Peter Westbrook Foundation, NY 1 100.0 1.00 Zoe Sylvester-Chin (#27, Y14)
7 Lilov Fencing Academy, NJ 1 92.0 0.20 Samantha Serban (#17, Y12)
8T Fencing Academy of Philadelphia – North, PA 1 70.0 0.50 Ryanne Leslie
8T Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY 1 70.0 0.14 Sasha Abayeva (#15, Y14)
10T Premier Fencing Club, NJ 1 69.0 0.33 Lorin Cho
10T Rochester Fencing Club, NY 1 69.0 0.50 Vivian Zheng (#32, Y12)
12 Olympia Fencing Center, MA 1 68.5 0.33 Sophia Shen (#25, Y10)
Total 24 1917 0.27

Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of askFRED.net data.

Top 8 Medals by Club for Three Youth Women’s Epee Events – Cobra Challenge SYC 27th – 29th November, 2015

Top 8 Medal Points Rank Fencing Club Total Top 8 Medals Top 8 Medal Points Medal Efficiency Ratio Top Club Fencers (National Rank) Contributing to Club Rank
1 New York Fencing Academy, NY 6 531.0 0.43 Caralina Khrol (#3, Y10), Jaclyn Khrol (#1, Y12), Ann Temiryaev (#18, Y10), Anna Lanzman (#63, Y14), Arevik Amroyan (#16, Y12)
2 Medeo Fencing Club, NJ 4 329.5 0.40 Jessica Lin (#7, Y12), Victoria Chernyshova, Alexandra Drovetsky (#16, Y10)
3 Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY 3 230.5 0.43 Kyle Fallon, Lyla Choi (#3, Y12), Sedna Gandhi
4 North Shore Fencers Club, NY 2 138.0 0.67 Emily Gao (#7, Y14), Mina Yamanaka (#82, Y14)
5T Dynamo Fencing Club, BC 1 85.0 1.00 Christina Zozulya (#61, Y14)
5T Fencing Sports Academy, VA 1 85.0 0.50 Sabine Desamours (#11, Y12)
5T Olympia Fencing Center, MA 1 85.0 0.33 Ava Wade-Currie (#11, Y10)
5T Penta Olympic Fencing Club, VA 1 85.0 0.50 Faith Park
9T Academy of Fencing Masters, CA 1 70.0 0.50 Natalie Gebala
9T Peter Westbrook Foundation, NY 1 70.0 0.50 Kayli Sam (#43, Y14)
11T DC Fencers Club, MD 1 69.5 0.17 Sophia Jakel
11T Vivo Fencing Club, MA 1 69.5 0.50 Meghana Paturu (#19, Y12)
13 Windy City Fencing-Chicago, IL 1 69.0 1.00 Sarah Lurye (#23, Y14)
Total 24 1917 0.44

Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of askFRED.net data.

Top 8 Medals by Club for Three Youth Women’s Saber Events – Cobra Challenge SYC 27th – 29th November 2015

Top 8 Medal Points Rank Fencing Club Total Top 8 Medals Top 8 Medal Points Medal Efficiency Ratio Top Club Fencers (National Rank) Contributing to Club Rank
1 Manhattan Fencing Center, NY 5 407.3 0.38 Juliana Weber (#9, Y12), Rebecca Whang (#13, Y14), Hava Stone (#41, Y12), Ashley Yang, Stella Berman (#31, Y14)
2 Cobra Fencing Club, NJ 4 345.5 0.36 Lola Possick (#1, Y10), Chelsea Delsoin (#8, Y10), Kaitlyn Hulseburg (#26, Y12)
3 Medeo Fencing Club, NJ 2 185.0 0.67 Zoe Kim (#12, Y12)
4 Peter Westbrook Foundation, NY 2 170.0 0.67 Kristen Palmer (#19, Y14), Cheisa-Kaili Seck (#65, Y14)
5 Capital Fencing Academy, MD 2 139.0 0.67 Tatiana Nazlymov (#32, Y12), Annie Tang
6T Advance Fencing and Fitness Academy, NJ 1 85.0 1.00 Jadeyn Williams (#46, Y14)
6T Dynamo Fencing Center, MA 1 85.0 0.20 Samantha Nathanson
6T Escrimeur Fencing Club, NJ 1 85.0 0.25 Joanna Rizkala
9 Boston Fencing Club, MA 1 70.0 1.00 Leah Blum
10T Fencing Alliance of Ohio, OH 1 69.5 1.00 Chloe Gouhin (#20, Y14)
10T Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ 1 69.5 0.33 Josephine Chang (#17, Y12)
12 Zeta Fencing, MA 1 69.3 0.50 Chloe Szeto
13T Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY 1 68.5 0.50 Julia Magliato
13T Mid-south Fencers’ Club, NC 1 68.5 1.00 Leanne Chan (#29, Y14)
Total 24 1917 0.46

Source: National Fencing Club Rankings based on an analysis of askFRED.net data.

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