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December SJCC & Div I NAC Recap, Day 2: Hard Fought Bouts Lead to Five More Gold Medals

12/02/2023, 8:00pm CST
By Nicole Kirk

Day two of the tournament brings more smiles with lots of victories.

RICHMOND, Va. -  The second day of the December SJCC and Division I North American Cup continued on with five events showcasing some of the best fencing in the country. 

Carolina Stutchbury (Epic Fencing Club / SCAD-Atlanta Fencing) took home gold in the Division I Women’s Foil event. It was a hard fought bout as she “had to push through the pain” in her gold medal match. She said “it was good preparation for next week, I am going to the foil world cup next weekend in Serbia, so it was good mental preparation.” 

The Division I Men’s Saber competition was hard fought as well. Daryl Homer OLY (Peter Westbrook Foundation) was ranked 65th coming out of pools and fenced his way to a gold medal. He said “I was nervous in the pool. I was nervous, a little bit tight, and I don’t know if people are familiar with the selection criteria [for the 2024 Olympics] but it’s an intense time for all of us. We are all trying to make the team and this team is very very competitive.”

Homer continued saying “I am grateful that I pushed.I think the biggest thing today that I got back today, finally, was my fighting spirit. Even when I was down in those matches, I kept my head down, I kept thinking about what I could do, not what was happening in the past. I think that was the biggest thing today that really got me through.”

Philip Kang (Alliance Fencing Academy) was feeling good about bringing home gold today as he said “I am feeling good, I feel like I didn’t let down my coaches who were cheering me on. I feel like this is a good result.”  Kang said that his coaches cheering him “helped a lot” during his semifinal bout and it just overall pumped him up to continue on.

Day 2 Results

Division I Women’s Foil

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

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

Bronze: Jackie Dubrovich OLY (New Jersey Fencing Alliance)

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

5th: Jaelyn Liu (Star Fencing Academy / Fencing Institute Of Texas)

6th: Emily Jing (Star Fencing Academy)

7th: Sabrina Massialas OLY (Massialas Foundation (M Team))

8th: Alina Lee (Massialas Foundation (M Team) / The Ohio State University NCAA)


Division I Men’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Daryl Homer OLY (Peter Westbrook Foundation)

Silver: Andrew Doddo (Fencers Club Inc. / New Jersey Fencing Alliance)

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

Bronze: Taylor Chon (Globus Fencing Academy)

5th: Grant Williams (New York Athletic Club)

6th: Josef Cohen (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

7th: Khalil Thompson OLY (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

8th: Lev Benavram (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation / National Capital Fencers Club)


Junior Men’s Epee

Gold: Philip Kang (Alliance Fencing Academy)

Silver: Kent Iyoki (Northwest Fencing Center)

Bronze: Daniel Gao (Cavalier Fencing Club)

Bronze: Alexander Moses (TeamK Fencing)

5th: Jorge Gana Jr. (Medeo Fencing Club)

6th: Gabriel Carrier (Wasatch Fencing / Schoolhouse Fencing)

7th: Reilly Brislawn (TeamK Fencing / NMFC/Duke City Fencing)

8th: Caleb Su (DC Fencers Club)


Cadet Men’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Justice Cullivan (Columbus Fencing And Fitness LLC)

Silver: Aiden Siu (SoCAL Fencing Center)

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

Bronze: Jayden C. Hooshi (East Coast Fencing Club)

5th: Owen G. Traugot (Manhattan Fencing Center)

6th: Arjun Deshmukh (Austin Fencers Club)

7th: Ben Rose (Apex Fencing Academy / AIC Fencing Club)

8th: Changhee Han (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)


Cadet Women’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Alisa Yang (Guanyi Fencing Academy)

Silver: Avni Shiv (Alliance Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Melinda Yao (Alliance Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Nour Azmeh (Olympia Fencing Center)

5th: Katherine Nemeth (Alliance Fencing Academy)

6th: Alexandra Rakhovski (New York Fencing Academy)

7th: Nicole J. Yu (Marx Fencing Academy)

7th: Alexandra S. Smuk (Rhode Island Fencing Academy And Club)

Full Results

Find all of the day two results here.

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