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October NAC, Day 3 Recap: More Medals, More Magic in Orlando!

10/28/2023, 7:30pm CDT
By Nicole Kirk

Day three of the October NAC brought a lot of smiles as six fencers earned gold medals.

ORLANDO, Fl. -  On day three of the 2023 October NAC, there were new best results created and those who maintained their national rankings. Everyone was all smiles as the day went on and six more medals were awarded to fencers.


Shelby Jensen PLY (Valkyrie Fencing Club) took home gold in the Parafencing Women’s Saber category. Not only did she win gold today but kicking off the season this strong meant she maintained her national ranking. She said “I really worked hard to get this again. I am currently number one in the nation, so holding my title feels good.” Jensen is now looking forward to the parafencing World Cup coming up in December in Thailand.


While Jensen maintained her national ranking status, Yikun Liu (Yang Fencing Club) fenced his way to his best result, earning gold in the Division II Men’s Epee category. He said “I am feeling happy, this is the best result I have gotten!” Over the summer Liu worked on some technical skills that he said “helped me win in my final bout.”  When he realized he won, he looked out to the crowd and said “I was really happy to see that there were actually people looking at my bout.”

Robert Wang (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club / Tim Morehouse Fencing Club(Port Chester)) took home gold in the Cadet Men’s Saber category. He was thrilled to win as he said “it feels great, I think it’s a really big boost to my confidence,” about opening the new season with a win. He is looking forward to the next event of the season as he travels to the November NAC looking to earn another gold.

Day 3 Results


Parafencing Women’s Saber

Gold: Shelby Jensen (Valkyrie Fencing Club)

Silver: Patricia (Mama T) Dykes

Bronze: Olivia Scott (Louisville Fencing Center, Inc.)


Parafencing Men’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Tareq Alqallaf (Zeljkovic Fencing Academy)

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

Bronze: Kevin Reeve (Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation)

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

5th: Rick Swauger (Columbus International Fencing Academy / Columbus Fencing And Fitness LLC)

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

7th: James Downing (Denver Fencing Center)

8th: Jean-Claude Lebel


Division II Men’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Yikun Liu (Yang Fencing Club) 

Silver: Gabriel Velinov (Hooked On Fencing) 

Bronze: Alexander Mitev (Windy City Fencing-Chicago) 

Bronze: Alex Cucos 5th: Jake Lippman (Dynamo Fencing Center Inc.) 

6th: Micah Upshaw (Medeo Fencing Club) 

7th: Tobyn M. Dessauer (Northwest Fencing Center / PDX Fencing) 

8th: Michael Mizrahi (Tampa Fencing & Tennis Academy)


Cadet Men’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Nickolas Rusadze (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club (Port Chester))

Silver: Richard Li (Star Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Julian Goor (Massialas Foundation (M Team))

Bronze: Christian Woo (Massialas Foundation (M Team))

5th: Alexander Wu (Star Fencing Academy)

6th: Aiden Siu (SoCAL Fencing Center)

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

8th: Sebastian F. Elwood (Epic Fencing Club / Fencers Club Inc.)


Cadet Men’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Robert Wang (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club / Tim Morehouse Fencing Club(Port Chester))

Silver: Jason I. Bae (Boston Fencing Club)

Bronze: Aydan J. Lee (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)

Bronze: Daniel Holz (Premier Fencing Academy)

5th: Silas Choi (Globus Fencing Academy)

6th: Vasil V. Atanassov (Oregon Fencing Alliance)

7th: Gabriel A. Babayev (Stamford Fencing Center, LLC)

8th: Justin Miclaus (Advance Fencing And Fitness Academy)


Cadet Women’s Epee

Gold: Jolie Korfonta (Elite Fencing Academy (VA))

Silver: Julia Yin

Bronze: Regina Lee (Swords Fencing Studio)

Bronze: Phoebe C. Chisholm (Olympia Fencing Center)

5th: Elaine Lin (Fencers Club Inc.)

6th: Victoria R. Zhang (Alliance Fencing Academy)

7th: Daniella Barg (Alliance Fencing Academy)

8th: Sharika R. Gajjala (Medeo Fencing Club)

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