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December SJCC & Div I NAC Recap, Day 4: From Dawn Till Dusk, Celebrating a Day of Epic Fencing at the December SJCC & Division I NAC!

12/04/2023, 7:00pm CST
By Nicole Kirk

Four fencers strike gold on final day of the December SJCC & Div I NAC.

RICHMOND, Va. -  The fourth and final day of the December SJCC and Division I North American Cup, brought four more gold medalists to the podium.

The final morning of the tournament kicked off with a Cadet Women’s Saber gold medal match where Xuanyi Zhang (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona) claimed gold.

Shortly after that final, a Cadet Women’s Foil gold medal match was set. Nadia Hayes (CAN) stepped on to the finals strip and claimed gold not long after. She talked about how she “drank a lot of water today” and kept telling herself “to keep focused on every match especially, and I think that’s what helped a lot.”

To wrap up the weekend and about 12 hours after the initial start of the event, Division I Men’s Epee took the finals strip for a gold medal match. Eventually, Sergey Bida (Academy Of Fencing Masters (AFM)) took the final touch to claim gold.

Bida not only competes but is a coach at AFM, and gave advice to younger fencers on how to make it through a long day of fencing, saying “my advice is to practice more, make your training longer.” He talked about using your venue to your advantage to help you get ready for the long tournament days.

Overall 18 gold medals were handed out through the weekend. There were incredible bouts, fierce competition, and big smiles. It was a great weekend of fencing in River City, and we can’t wait to do this all again in January in San Jose!

Day 4 Results

Division I Men’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Sergey Bida (Academy Of Fencing Masters (AFM))

Silver: Samuel A. Imrek (Alliance Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Yeisser Ramirez (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

Bronze: Theodore (Teddy) Lombardo (New York Athletic Club)

5th: Jonas B. Hansen (Olympia Fencing Center / Harvard University NCAA)

6th: Justin Yoo (New York Athletic Club / New York Fencing Academy)

7th: Gabriel M. Feinberg (Olympia Fencing Center / The Ohio State University NCAA)

8th: Oleg Knysh (Alliance Fencing Academy)


Cadet Women’s Foil

Gold: Nadia Hayes (CAN)

Silver: Taisiia Doroshkevich (Fencing Center Of Chicago)

Bronze: Renee Chen (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Ella Calise (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, Port Chester)

5th: Chloe Chen (Elite Fencing Club)

6th: Yuqiao Aprille Song (CAN)

7th: Iris Yang (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, Port Chester)

8th: Grace Feng (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, Port Chester)


Cadet Women’s Saber

Gold: Xuanyi Zhang (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

Silver: Korina Leou (Bergen Fencing Club)

Bronze: Sarah Zeng (Bergen Fencing Club)

Bronze: Alexis Li (Scarsdale Fencing Center / Fencers Club Inc.)

5th: Emilia Pabian (Midwest Fencing Club)

6th: Ainsley Boynton (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)

7th: Martina Fernandez (Nellya Fencers)

8th: Melissa Chiang

Junior Women’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Ruien Xiao (CAN)

Silver: Ketki Ketkar (Cornell University NCAA / Kaizen Academy LLC)

Bronze: Amanda A. O'Donnell (Windy City Fencing-Chicago / Yale University Fencing NCAA)

Bronze: Emma M. Mueller (Rhode Island Fencing Academy And Club)

5th: Natasha Lee (Las Vegas Fencing Academy / Swords Fencing Studio)

6th: Renee A. Zuhars (University Of California San Diego NCAA)

7th: Nicole Milewski (University Of North Carolina/Chapel Hill NCAA / Cape Fear Fencing Association)

8th: Auprell Edwards (Alliance Fencing Academy / Elite Fencing Academy (GA))

Full Results

Find all of the day four results here.

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