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SJCC & Div II NAC, Day 3: The Mindset to Win Proved Worthy for Six Gold Medalists

06/04/2023, 7:15pm CDT
By Nicole Kirk

Six final gold medals awarded on the final day of the 2023 SJCC & Division II NAC.

RALEIGH, N.C. — On the final day of the 2023 Super Junior Cadet Circuit and Division II NAC, the final six gold medals were awarded to the fencers who found their way to the top.


Samuel Craig (Globus Fencing Academy) earned the first gold medal of the day and his second of the weekend. He took home the gold medals in both Division II Men’s Saber and Cadet Men’s Saber throughout the weekend.


Catherine Zhou (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club) was named the Division II Women’s Foil gold medalist after a hard fought battle. For her, it was all about her mindset, “yesterday I didn’t have such a good mindset, all I thought about was winning, and today I didn’t think much about winning, just how to get the next touch.”


For David Dodin (New York Fencing Academy) his moment of winning gold in Cadet Men’s Epee was something he was incredibly proud of. Not only was it a long day of fencing but he fenced against Ryan Jeyoon (Elite Fencing Academy), someone Dodin has looked up to most of his fencing career, “he is a great fencer, I have been looking up to him since I was really little.”  Frederick Fogelson (Manhattan Fencing Center) reigned in gold in the Junior Men’s Foil final. He came into the day fencing more defensive, but used his height to his advantage and “stuck my arm out, went backwards and figured it out from there.” 


As Trisha Nath (Bergen Fencing Club) has wanted gold for a long time, today was finally her day as she took first on the podium in Junior Women’s Saber. Staying calm and relaxed were the keys to gold for Nath as she described tensing up when fencing on occasion, but she was particularly proud of the way she moved through all of her fencing. The final gold medal of the day was awarded to Alisa Yang (Guanyi Fencing Academy) in Cadet Women’s Epee. Also not expecting to make it to gold, just sticking to everything she had been practicing got her to where she needed to be.


Full Day 3 Results


Cadet Men’s Epee

Gold: David Dodin (New York Fencing Academy)

Silver: Ryan S. Jeyoon (Elite Fencing Academy - Virginia / Elite Fencing Academy - Georgia)

Bronze: Gabriel A. Carrier (Wasatch Fencing / Schoolhouse Fencing)

Bronze: Gabriel E. Hilbert (DC Fencers Club )

5th: Nathaniel P. Wimmer (Elite Fencing Academy - Virginia / Elite Fencing Academy)

6th: Byung Kim (New York Fencing Academy )

7th: Corey Zhao (Olympia Fencing Center)

8th: Geoffrey B. Yao (True Focus Sports Academy)


Junior Men’s Foil

Gold: Frederick J. Fogelson (Manhattan Fencing Center)

Silver: Ryan Y. Kim (Silicon Valley Fencing Center)

Bronze: Charles Bing (Star Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Owen G. Traugot (Manhattan Fencing Center)

5th: Mason B. Stanley (Jovanovic Fencing)

6th: Kian Dierks (Golden State Fencing Academy)

7th: Julian Wyman (Massialas Foundation - M Team)

8th: Ben Rose (Apex Fencing Academy / AIC Fencing Club)


Division II Men’s Saber

Gold: Samuel Craig (Globus Fencing Academy)

Silver: Christopher Cortez (Integrity Fencing Studio / Cobra Fencing Club LLC) 

Bronze: Jonathan Morales (International Fencing Club)

Bronze: Noah Zeng (Lilov Fencing Academy)

5th: Eric Ye (Elite Fencing Academy - GA)

6th: Connor Huang (Dynamo Fencing Center Inc. - New England)

7th: Broghan J. Bukowski (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation - Capitol)

8th: Elijah Kim (Globus Fencing Academy)


Division II Women’s Foil

Gold: Catherine Zhou (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club - Port Chester)

Silver: Grace J. Shim (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Aurora Aschettino (East Coast Fencing Club - Long Island)

Bronze: Anastasia Shmay (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy - Westchester-Rockland)

5th: Sophia Lai (Fencing Institute Of Texas / Austin Fencers Club)

6th: Ella Webb (University Of North Carolina/Chapel Hill NCAA / Grand Rapids Fencing Academy)

7th: Nina Markovsky (Fencers Club Inc. - Metropolitan NYC)

8th: Renee Chen (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)


Junior Women’s Saber

Gold: Trisha Nath (Bergen Fencing Club)

Silver: Dagny L. Johnson (Rochester Fencing Club)

Bronze: Natalie Tsui (Manhattan Fencing Center)

Bronze: Olympia C. Christothoulou (Laguna Fencing Center)

5th: Lila Paul (Sheridan Fencing Academy)

6th: XUANYI ZHANG (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

7th: Shalini Dantuluri (Nellya Fencers)

8th: Sela Feig (Bergen Fencing Club)


Cadet Women’s Epee

Gold: Alisa Yang (Guanyi Fencing Academy)

Silver: Regina Lee (Swords Fencing Studio)

Bronze: Alexandra Rakhovski(New York Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Ana Beckman (Windy City Fencing-Chicago)

5th: Hania Hafeez (Vivo Fencing Club)

6th: Natasha Lee (Las Vegas Fencing Academy / TeamK Fencing)

7th: Drithi Pinnameneni (Penta Olympic Fencing Club)

8th: Phoebe C. Chisholm (Olympia Fencing Center)

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