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March NAC Day 2 Recap; Young Fencers Shine Bright with Gold Medal Wins

03/03/2024, 12:00am CST
By Nicole Kirk

Day two of the March NAC showcases the dedication and effort of rising young fencers.

PORTLAND, Ore. -  Day two of the March NAC in Portland witnessed the return of young fencers to the strips, showcasing their determination and focus. The competition intensified as these aspiring athletes eagerly pursued victory and coveted medals.

Y-12 Women’s Epee Gold Medalist, Navya Neelam (Elite Fencing Academy (GA) / Elite Fencing Academy (VA)) said “Honestly, it feels like I have been rewarded for my hard work, but I do know that there are still more events that I have to do,” when talking about how great it felt to be winning gold this weekend. 

She said that the most important thing when working out at the fencing club is “your mentality at the club, and how you focus in it.” She said her top tip to staying focused is to “put your heart into it and believe in yourself more.”

Delilah Huai (Premier Fencing Academy), Cadet Women’s Saber gold medalist, said it felt great to win gold and she was so thankful to everyone who helped her. When asked about what was going through her head when she realized she winning she said “I was mostly calm at the end, I don’t think I had processed that I actually won, and it hit me later and I was very happy.

Y-12 Men’s Foil gold medalist Bradley Li (Star Fencing Academy) said it felt great to win because he had some “tough battles, especially in the sixteens to eights and in the finals.”  He continued saying when he realized he had won “even though I was winning in the beginning, he caught up and I got really nervous. Then I couldn’t believe that I had pulled it out and won.”

Day 2 Results

Cadet Women’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Delilah Huai (Premier Fencing Academy)

Silver: Catelyn So (Scarsdale Fencing Center / Fencers Club Inc.)

Bronze: Xuanyi Zhang (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

Bronze: Isabel Schmidt (Halberstadt Fencers' Club)

5th: Callie Wang (Nellya Fencers)

6th: Jaslene Lim (PDX Fencing)

7th: Chenfei Zhang (Bergen Fencing Club)

8th: Natalie Tsui (Manhattan Fencing Center)


Y-12 Women’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Navya Neelam (Elite Fencing Academy (GA) / Elite Fencing Academy (VA))

Silver: Serena Xu (Bayside Fencing Club)

Bronze: Sama AbuelFutuh (Kaizen Academy LLC)

Bronze: Sophia Habek (East Bay Fencers Gym)

5th: Macy Franger (Escrime Du Lac)

6th: Abigail Tismensky (Windy City Fencing-Chicago)

7th: Jessica Wu (Yang Fencing Club)

8th: Sunia (Tai Yang) Xu


Y-14 Women’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Joy Zhaoyi Liu (Golubitsky Fencing Center)

Silver: Lavender Lee (Top Fencing Club)

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

Bronze: Rachel Kim (Silicon Valley Fencing Center)

5th: Emily (Euran) Cho (V Fencing Club)

6th: Maggie Runlin Gu (CAN)

7th: Ella Zou (Team Touche Fencing Center)

8th: Natalie Joo (Top Fencing Club)


Y-12 Men’s Epee

Gold Medalist: QiYong Lai (CHN)

Silver: Michael (Junyi) Zhao (Dynamo Fencing Center Inc.)

Bronze: Kenneth Huang (Fencing Center Of Chicago)

Bronze: Joey Wang (Swords Fencing Studio)

T5th: James Boudreaux (Elite Fencing Academy (VA) / Elite Fencing Academy (GA))

T5th: Sangwook Park (Bay Area Fencing Club)

7th: Aaron Jao (Bayside Fencing Club)

8th: Alexander Luo (New Jersey Fencing Alliance / Medeo Fencing Club


Y-12 Men’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Bradley Li (Star Fencing Academy)

Silver: Hanson Chen (Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Ethan Doell (Fencing Sports Academy, Inc.)

Bronze: Jonathan Chang (Silicon Valley Fencing Center)

5th: Fletcher Mazaheri (Bluegrass Fencers' Club)

6th: Logan Cheng (Star Fencing Academy)

7th: William Park (Massialas Foundation (M Team))

8th: Noah Wandji (Rain City Fencing Center)

Y-14 Men’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Elijah Kim (Globus Fencing Academy)

Silver: Nathan Munguia (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

Bronze: Howard Li (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

Bronze: Evan R. Kang (Dynamo Fencing Center Inc.)

T5th: Devyn V. Anthony (Peter Westbrook Foundation / Fencers Club Inc.)

T5th: Jacob Meyerson (International Fencing Club)

7th: Jeein Joo (South Bay Fencing Academy)

8th: Semeon Ermakov (Fencing Academy Of Denver / Nellya Fencers)

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