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Ranking of U.S. Fencers in the European Cadet Circuit 7/23/2016

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With the fencing season’s first Designated Cadet International competition set for Konin, Poland (Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber – 9/24/16 – 9/25/16), we thought readers might be interested in the current ranking of USFA fencers in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit. Designated competitions are those selected by the National Coach of each weapon and reviewed by the USFA Sports Performance and Development Director, as competitions that are most suited to the goals of the weapon program in developing world-class fencers. Designated international competitions are generally categorized as Group II competitions in the formula for computing points for the National Rolling and Team Point standings.

Points gained at Designated Cadet International competitions play an important role in the selection of the Cadet World Championship Team. The top three athletes on the National Cadet Team Point Standings at the conclusion of the Junior Olympics in Kansas, MO in February 2017, will be selected as members of the Cadet World Championship Team. The fencers will be eligible to compete in the individual competition at the World Cadet & Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in April, 2017.

All gender-weapon categories have three designated events except for Cadet Men’s foil, which has four events. The current rankings reflect points gained during the 2015-2016 fencing season in Europe. These points will not have an impact on the final selection of the team for 2016-2017 because only points gained during 2016-2017 will count for selection.

Schedule of Designated Cadet International Events 2016-2017

The following table provides the schedule of USA Fencing Designated Cadet International Events for the 2016-2017 fencing season.  Entries are accepted online through RailStation by the entry deadline for each international competition.

Schedule of Cadet Designated Events in the European Fencing Confederation's U17 Cadet Circuit 2016-2017

Location/CountryStart-EndUSFA Regular & Late Entry DeadlinePoints used for Selection
Cadet Men's Epee
Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA10/29/2016 - 10/30/169/12/2016 - 10/10/16Rolling
Grenoble, FRANCE11/26/2016 - 11/27/1610/31/2016 -11/7/16Rolling
Bratislava, SLOVAKIA1/14/2017 - 1/15/1712/5/2016 - 12/26/16Team
Cadet Men's Foil
Budapest, HUNGARY10/1/2016 - 10/2/168/22/2016 -9/12/16Rolling
Moedling, AUSTRIA11/5/2016 - 11/6/1610/10/2016 - 10/17/16Rolling
Cabries, FRANCE11/26/2016 - 11/27/1610/17/2016 - 10/31/16Team
Pisa, ITALY1/21/2017 - 1/22/1712/12/2016 - 1/2/17Team
Cadet Men's Saber
Konin, POLAND9/24/2016 - 9/25/168/1/2016 - 9/5/16Rolling
Eislingen, GERMANY12/3/2016 - 12/4/1610/17/2016 - 11/14/16Rolling
Moedling, AUSTRIA1/14/2017 - 1/15/1712/5/2016 - 12/26/16Team
Cadet Women's Epee
Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA10/29/2016 - 10/30/169/12/2016 -10/10/16Rolling
Grenoble, FRANCE11/26/2016 - 11/27/1610/31/2016 - 11/7/16Rolling
Bratislava, SLOVAKIA1/14/2017 - 1/15/1712/5/2016 - 12/26/15Team
Cadet Women's Foil
Budapest, HUNGARY10/1/2016 - 10/2/168/22/2016 - 9/12/16Rolling
Cabries, FRANCE11/26/2016 - 11/27/1610/10/2016 - 11/7/16Rolling
Pisa, ITALY1/21/2017 - 1/22/1712/12/2016 - 1/2/17Team
Cadet Women's Saber
Konin, POLAND9/24/2016 - 9/25/168/1/2016 -9/5/16Rolling
Eislingen, GERMANY12/3/2016 -12/4/1610/17/2016 -11/14/16Rolling
Moedling, AUSTRIA1/14/2017 - 1/15/1712/5/2016 -12/26/16Team
Source: USFA

European Fencing Confederation Rankings of US Fencers 7/23/2016

The European Fencing Confederation (EFC) currently ranks 19 US cadet men foil fencers out of a field of 463 fencers from 41 countries. Italy, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, France and Turkey account for 253 or almost 55% of the EFC’s ranked cadet men foil fencers. Thirteen or about 68% of the U.S. fencers have higher than average points as illustrated in the accompanying table.

Ranking of USA Fencers in European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Men's Foil Circuit 7/22/2016

RankFencerClubPointsYear of Birth
464TotalTotal Average Points (All Competitors)11.14
4CHENG, JulianMarx Fencing Academy, MA1622000
5MACHOVEC, Andrew5T Fencers Club, NY1502000
11OLIVARES, MarcelloUnattached962001
13DANIEL, AshtonSilicon Valley Fencing Center, CA842001
15BRAVO, KenjiMassialas Foundation (M Team), CA662001
22ZHENG, AndrewEmpire United Fencing, NJ512001
27RANADIVE, RhishikeshMassialas Foundation (M Team), CA452000
31LU, KerrySan Francisco Fencers' Club, CA422001
34ZAROFF, LeoSan Francisco Fencers' Club, CA392000
37WU, JerryLe Club Touche, CA362000
39WOODS, JackV Fencing Club, NJ362001
48DAYTON, DraperMassialas Foundation (M Team), CA272002
56JEON, NathanSilicon Valley Fencing Center, CA212000
124BOURTIS, JamesRochester Fencing Club, NY62000
126LEVY, CameronBrooklyn Bridge Fencing Club, NY62000
148SNYTSHEUVEL, JohnGolubitsky Fencing Center, CA62001
268LAU, EvanMassialas Foundation (M Team), CA32000
342HAMILTON, BogdanThe Fencers Academy, MO02004
347LAW, RobertNational02000
Source: European Fencing Confederation and National Fencing Club Rankings

The EFC currently ranks 19 US cadet women foil fencers out of a field of 450 fencers from 40 countries.  Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Great Britain, France and Hungary account for 245 or about 54% of the EFC’s ranked cadet women foil fencers. Thirteen or about 68% of the U.S. fencers have higher than average points as illustrated in the accompanying table.

Ranking of USA Fencers in European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Women's Foil Circuit 7/22/2016

RankFencerClubPointsYear of Birth
449TotalTotal Average Points (All Competitors)13.25
10MINARIK Natalie5T Fencers Club, NY1142000
13ZHOU EmmeGold Fencing Club, MA1022000
20DEVORE DelphineFencers Club, NY782001
21TIEU MayPremier Fencing Club, NJ692001
24DU MelissaFencers Club, NY632000
28ZHANG RachelInternational Fencers Alliance Of Boston, MA542001
30PARK AlexandraLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA482000
31ADLER PollyFencers Club, NY482001
44CHEN AlyssaLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA362000
49MARTOS SaraMassialas Foundation (M Team), CA332002
57MANDOUR SophiaBaltimore Fencing Center, MD302001
75HAO GraceFencing Institute Of Texas, TX212000
90MATZ SamanthaFencing Institute Of Texas, TX152000
109LO AshleyGutkovskiy Fencing Academy, NJ122001
160LUONG PaigeSan Francisco Fencers' Club, CA62001
167ABTIN Aryana VictoriaNorthwest Fencing Center, OR62000
171LEE AnnoraFencers Club, NY62002
230YAROSHENKO KarinaLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA32002
230WEINTRAUB Maia MeiFencing Academy Of Philadelphia, PA32002
Source: European Fencing Confederation and National Fencing Club Rankings

US foil fencers represent 21 USA Fencing Member Clubs. One-third of the U.S. foil clubs represented have two or more foil fencers currently ranked in Europe. They include Massialas Foundation (M Team), CA, Fencers Club, NY,  Los Angeles International Fencing Center, CA and the San Francisco Fencers’ Club, CA.

The EFC currently ranks 12 US cadet men epee fencers out of a field of 454 fencers from 42 countries. Turkey, Germany, Poland, France, Italy and Hungary account for about 53% of the EFC’s ranked cadet men epee fencers. Six or 50% of the U.S. fencers have higher than average points as illustrated in the accompanying table.

Ranking of USA Fencers in European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Men's Epee Circuit 7/22/2016

RankFencerClubPointsYear of Birth
457TotalTotal Average Points (All Competitors)7.5
2GRIFFITHS, RyanDurkan Fencing Academy, NJ1082000
13PISKOVATSKOV, JonathanAlliance Fencing Academy, TX482000
62HERBST, EliotAlliance Fencing Academy, TX152000
68CANDREVA, HunterPutnam County Fencing Center, NY122001
70LOMBARDO, TheodoreFencing Academy Of Westchester, NY122000
77CROUSE, UlfricAlliance Fencing Academy, TX122000
104MECKE, CedricNew York Athletic Club, NY62000
105CHMUT, AntonNew York Fencing Academy, NY62000
115CHAO, KevinLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA62000
239GHAZALEH, Thomas XavierMt. Holyoke College, MA32000
253TAFOYA, DevinDenver Fencing Center, CO32000
359COHEN, BennettNew York Fencing Academy, NY02000
Source: European Fencing Confederation and National Fencing Club Rankings

The EFC currently ranks 17 US cadet women epee fencers out of a field of 434 fencers from 40 countries. Italy, Germany, Poland, France, Turkey and Hungary account for about 53% of the EFC’s ranked cadet women epee fencers. Seven or 41% of the U.S. fencers have higher than average points.

Ranking of USA Fencers in European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Women's Epee Circuit 7/22/2016

RankFencerClubPointsYear of Birth
435TotalTotal Average Points (All Competitors)12.11
18CANDREVA GretaPutnam County Fencing Center, NY602002
29KOMAR SofiaMedeo Fencing Club, NJ362000
35THOW JessicaAlliance Fencing Academy, TX302000
53KIM MadelineFencing Academy Of Philadelphia, PA242000
55ENO MeganNorthwest Fencing Center, OR242000
75VERMEULE EmilyOlympia Fencing Center, MA182001
85NIXON CarolineLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA152000
95PIRKOWSKI AmandaStoccata Fencing Academy & Club, FL122002
98ALDADAH HudaPeoria Fencing Academy, IL122000
115BEDDINGFIELD CatherineLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA92000
161BEDDINGFIELD ClaireLos Angeles International Fencing Center, CA62001
211DANIEL ChloeFortune Fencing, CA32000
345NAVARRO AvaFencers Club, NY02000
366GRADY MiriamNorthern Colorado Fencers, CO02000
373NGUYEN HannahBattle Born Fencing Club, NV02000
380SCALA EmmaGolden Gate Fencing Center, CA02000
429DOLGONOS MelanieNew York Fencing Academy, NY02001
Source: European Fencing Confederation and National Fencing Club Rankings

US epee fencers represent 20 USA Fencing Member Clubs. Four or about 20% of the U.S. epee clubs represented have two or more epee fencers currently ranked in Europe. They include Alliance Fencing Academy, TX, Los Angeles International Fencing Center, CA, New York Fencing Academy, NY and Putnam County Fencing Center, NY.

The EFC currently ranks 18 US cadet men saber fencers out of a field of 386 fencers from 34 countries. Germany, France, Poland, Great Britain, Hungary and Turkey account for 50% of the EFC’s ranked cadet men saber fencers. Only six or a third of the U.S. fencers have higher than average points.

Ranking of USA Fencers in European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Men's Saber Circuit 7/22/2016

RankFencerClubPointsYear of Birth
389TotalTotal Average Points (All Competitors)8.9
6SOLOMON DanielMission Fencing Center, NY762000
13SARON MitchellBergen Fencing Club, NJ582000
14WALKER ChristopherNellya Fencers, GA472001
16DOLEGIEWICZ FilipMidwest Fencing Club, IL442000
74NO NicholasPremier Fencing Academy, CA112000
82MULLENNIX EthanHalberstadt Fencers' Club, CA102000
104VIDOVSZKY RobertPremier Fencing Academy, CA62001
108SKEETE KamarNellya Fencers, GA62001
111GAVIETA MatthewIsland Fencing Center, NY62000
123CONTRERAS AlessandroCapital Fencing Academy, MD62000
171LU BerwynArsenal Fencing Club, GA32000
173KHIM Cody Dae HanIsland Fencing Center, NY32000
182LU AaronPeninsula Fencing Academy, CA32000
209YUAN RonaldBirmingham Fencing Club, AL32000
219PETWAY JustinPeter Westbrook Foundation, NY32000
222FOTIYEV AlanStamford Fencing Center, CT32000
343SMITH JaredAvant Garde Fencers Club, CA02000
367LINDER JamesFencers Club Of Arizona, AZ02002
Source: European Fencing Confederation and National Fencing Club Rankings

The EFC currently ranks 19 US cadet women saber fencers out of a field of 385 fencers from 32 countries. Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Poland and Great Britain account for about 54% of the EFC’s ranked cadet women saber fencers. Fifteen or about 79% of the U.S. fencers have higher than average points.

Ranking of USA Fencers in European Fencing Confederation's Cadet Women's Saber Circuit 7/22/2016

RankFencerClubPointsYear of Birth
387TotalTotal Average Points (All Competitors)14.07
5LINDER KaraFencers Club Of Arizona, AZ1402000
20JENKINS MorganUnattached622001
22FOX-GITOMER ChloeOregon Fencing Alliance, OR592000
24JOHNSON EdithNellya Fencers, GA562000
25CZYZEWSKI VeronicaManhattan Fencing Center, NY542000
33TARTAKOVSKY ElizabethManhattan Fencing Center, NY462000
34HARRILL GillianFencers Club Of Arizona, AZ442000
39GORMAN AlexandraZeta Fencing, MA402000
42BURKE NoraManhattan Fencing Center, NY382000
43IZENSON KeliNellya Fencers, GA372000
46CHAN CaseyBergen Fencing Club, NJ352000
64ANGLADE AlexisNellya Fencers, GA222001
66HIRSCH SydneyTim Morehouse Fencing Club, NY212001
72JENKINS RyanMid-south Fencers' Club, GA192001
82TIMOFEYEV DaniellaPremier Fencing Academy, CA162000
104BECKER KaitlynFencers Club Of Arizona, AZ112001
118FAHRI MonirCardinal Fencing Club, CA92002
151WONG KristenSheridan Fencing Academy, NY62000
228DOHERTY MaverickSalle D'asaro Fencing Club, CA32001
Source: European Fencing Confederation and National Fencing Club Rankings

US saber fencers represent 23 USA Fencing Member Clubs. Six or just over 26% of the U.S. saber clubs represented have two or more foil fencers currently ranked in Europe. They are Nellya Fencers, GA, Fencers Club of Arizona, AZ, Manhattan Fencing Center, NY, Premier Fencing Academy, CA, Bergen Fencing Club, NJ and Island Fencing Club, NY.

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