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October NAC, Day 2 Recap: More Fencers Earn Their Gold Moment To Kick Off The Season

10/27/2023, 8:45pm CDT
By Nicole Kirk

Hyped up crowds, milestone moments, and all around good fencing, day two of the NAC was a success.

ORLANDO, Fl. -  As day two of the October NAC has wrapped up, seven more fencers were crowned gold medalists to open the season. The crowd at the October NAC got fired up for the gold medal matches, cheering on their fellow fencers to success.


Among the seven earning a gold medal on day two was Mitchell Saron (New York Athletic Club / Bergen Fencing Club). He is using his momentum for this tournament to keep pushing forward, eyeing the 2024 Paris Olympics. In winning the Division I Men’s Saber category, the gold medal match drew quite the crowd. Saron used the crowd from the round of 32 all the way to the finals strip as an motivation, the crowd was “definitely an incentive.” 


While some use the crowd as an incentive, Maia Weintraub (Fencers Club Inc. / Fencing Academy Of Philadelphia), says she “tries to tune it out a little bit.” She continued saying “that’s when you are fencing the best, when you don’t actually realize anything going on in the background.”


To wrap up the day Mohamed Elsayed (Long Island University NCAA) earned himself a milestone moment as he won his first NAC since coming to the United States. This was such a special moment for Elsayed as he said “this was the toughest competition I have ever done,” after starting at 8 am in the first round of pools and having to do all of that a second time. 

Day 2 Results


Division I Men’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Mohamed Elsayed (Long Island University NCAA)

Silver: Oleg Knysh (Alliance Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Noah Silvers (University Of Notre Dame NCAA / Windy City Fencing-Chicago)

Bronze: Valentin Matveev (University Of Notre Dame NCAA / Battle Born Fencing Club)

5th: Daniil Mazur (Penta Olympic Fencing Club / New York Fencing Academy)

6th: Christopher Chong (Penta Olympic Fencing Club)

7th: Ari Simmons (New York Athletic Club / Alliance Fencing Academy)

8th: Diego Calderon (San Diego Fencing Center)


Division I Women’s Foil 

Gold: Maia Weintraub (Fencers Club Inc. / Fencing Academy Of Philadelphia)

Silver: Lee Kiefer (Bluegrass Fencers’ Club)

Bronze: Jacqueline Dubrovich (New Jersey Fencing Alliance)

Bronze: Lauren Scruggs (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

5th: Zander Rhodes (V Fencing Club)

6th: Carolina Stutchbury (Epic Fencing Club / SCAD- Atlanta Fencing)

7th: Josephina Conway (University Of Notre Dame NCAA / Escrime Du Lac)

8th: Jaelyn A. Liu (Star Fencing Academy / Fencing Institute Of Texas)


Division I Men’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Mitchell Saron (New York Athletic Club / Bergen Fencing Club)

Silver: Cody Walter Ji (Nellya Fencers)

Bronze: Filip Dolegiewicz (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club / Midwest Fencing Club)

Bronze: Konstantin Lokhanov OLY (Spartak)

5th: Lev Benavram (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation / National Capital Fencers Club)

6th: William Morrill (Scarsdale Fencing Center / Fencers Club Inc.)

7th: Neil Lilov (Lilov Fencing Academy)

8th: Shaun Kim (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)


Parafencing Men’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Tareq Alqallaf (Zeljkovic Fencing Academy)

Silver: Abe Kaplan (Greensboro Fencing Academy / Invictus Fencing)

Bronze: Scott Rodgers (Denver Fencing Center)

Bronze: Kevin Reeve (Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation)

5th: Demy Jones (Valkyrie Fencing Club / Salt City Swords Fencing Club)

6th: Nicholas Badeaux (Fencing Institute Of Texas / Invictus Fencing)

7th: Emery Hood (Fencing Academy Of Philadelphia / Fencing Academy Of Philadelphia North)

8th: Stephen Burch Jr. (Mission Fencing Center)


Parafencing Women’s Foil

Gold: Ellen Geddes (Shepherd Swords Fencing Club)

Silver: Jataya Taylor (Denver Fencing Center/Denver Fencing Foundation)

Bronze: Shelby Jensen (Valkyrie Fencing Club)

Bronze: Patricia “Mama T” Dykes


Division II Men’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Xinhao (Sonny) Xu

Silver: Benjamin Kelly (Northeastern University Club Fencing)

Bronze: Dean Myers (Golden State Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Ding-Jun Wu

5th: Jackson Kim (Metro Tacoma Fencing Club)

6th: Bora Akyamac (Manchen Academy Of Fencing / Medeo Fencing Club)

7th: Albert Tang (OnTarget Fencing Club)

8th: Ethan Xu (Moe Fencing Club LLC)


Cadet Women’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Julie Xiao (Manhattan Fencing Center)

Silver: Brynnley Mckee (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)

Bronze: Charmaine Andres (Southern California Fencing Academy (SOCALFA))

Bronze: Gabriela Hwang (Phoenix Fencing Academy)

5th: Trisha Nath (Bergen Fencing Club)

6th: Charlotte Young (Manhattan Fencing Center)

7th: Natalie Tsui (Manhattan Fencing Center)

8th: Nicole Lin (Frisco Fencing Academy)

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