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December SJCC & Div I NAC Recap, Day 3: Fencers Earn Gold Medals Among Loud Cheering Crowds of Friends and Family

12/03/2023, 8:45pm CST
By Nicole Kirk

Day three of the December SJCC & Division I NAC brought out loud crowds cheering on fencers throughout their day of fencing.

RICHMOND, Va. -  The third day of the December SJCC and Division I North American Cup brought out all the excitement as fencers had loud crowds cheering them on through their entire day.

Kicking the day off with quite the fan club was Josephine S. Chang (Fencing Academy Of Westchester) who took home the gold medal in Junior Women’s Saber.  Chang talked about how all the cheering for her “never hurts.” She said “I usually tune out most sounds that are going on, but it never hurts. I feel like it kind of brings you back to a collegiate environment, which definitely helps me.” 

Chang’s fan club was full of her college teammates, roommates, coaches from school and from home. Some of them were even cheering Chang on as she filmed her Instagram interview on the USA Fencing channel! 

Daniel Holz (Premier Fencing Academy) had to fence against his very own brother to earn a spot in the gold medal match for the Junior Men’s Saber event. While the stakes were high, he said “My brother was definitely my toughest competitor today. He pushes me not only in training, but also in the tournament, obviously. Back home when we train, he’s definitely the person who pushes me the most in my training, and without him I would definitely not be where I am today.”

Allison Chen (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy) won gold in the Junior Women’s Foil event and was feeling “pretty happy” with her result. After a long day, she relied on her friends and coaches supporting her among other things to keep going, “I just bent my knees lower, and I thought ‘Oh I am going to lock in with this’, and my coach and friends supporting me, that motivated me.”  

When she realized she had gotten the final touch to win gold all that went through her head was “Wow. That was a nice parry riposte.”

Day 3 Results

Division I Women’s Epee

Gold: Hadley Husisian (Fencers Club Inc. / Elite Fencing Academy, VA)

Silver: Kasia Nixon (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

Bronze: Ruien Xiao (CAN)

Bronze: Tanishka Padhye (Alliance Fencing Academy)

5th: Amanda Pirkowski (University Of Notre Dame NCAA)

6th: Margherita Guzzi Vincenti (Ataba Fencing Club)

7th: Miriam Grady (Escrime Du Lac / University Of Notre Dame NCAA)

8th: Anne Cebula (New York Athletic Club / New York Fencing Academy)


Junior Women’s Foil

Gold: Allison Chen (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)

Silver: Katherine Kim (Golubitsky Fencing Center)

Bronze: Alina Zhang (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, Port Chester)

Bronze: Yuqiao Aprille Song (CAN)

5th: Yukari Takamizawa (Golden State Fencing Academy)

6th: Hailey Eyer (Manchen Academy Of Fencing)

7th: Ziyue Luo (SoCAL Fencing Center)

8th: Vivienne Goor (Massialas Foundation (M Team))


Junior Women’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Josephine S. Chang (Fencing Academy Of Westchester)

Silver: Elaine Lu (Zeta Fencing)

Bronze: Helen Wu (Advance Fencing And Fitness Academy)

Bronze: Madison Duckett (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)

5th: Sophia J. Chin (Premier Fencing Academy / Halberstadt Fencers' Club)

6th: Aria F. Bevacqua (Manhattan Fencing Center)

7th: Alexia B. Anthony (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

8th: Sela Feig (Bergen Fencing Club)


Junior Men’s Foil

Gold: Jayden Hooshi (East Coast Fencing Club)

Silver: Biaya Tiya (Atlanta Fencers Club Foundation Inc. / Lotus Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Oliver Po (V Fencing Club)

Bronze: Charles Bing (Star Fencing Academy)

5th: Owen Traugot (Manhattan Fencing Center)

6th: Kian Dierks (Golden State Fencing Academy)

7th: Aditya Jain

8th: Yikai Lu (Culver Military Academy)


Junior Men’s Saber

Gold: Daniel Holz (Premier Fencing Academy)

Silver: Ethan Huang (Lilov Fencing Academy)

Bronze: William Holz (Premier Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Andrei Nazlymov (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)

5th: Anthony Jiang (Spartak)

6th: Alexander Jeffords (South Bay Fencing Academy)

7th: Landon Su (Miracle Fencing Club)

8th: Jincheng Yao


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