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March NAC Day 4 Recap; Tournament Concludes with Thrilling Finals and Remarkable Performances

03/04/2024, 9:15pm CST
By Nicole Kirk

Experience the exhilarating conclusion of the March NAC as fencers showcase their skills and vie for victory in intense finals.

PORTLAND, Ore. -  The final day of the 2024 March North American Cup (NAC) brought all smiles as ratings were earned, and gold medals shined bright. Young fencers were all smiles as they stood proud at the top of the podium.

Y-10 Women’s Saber gold medalist, Rei Nemorin (Manhattan Fencing Center), was “so happy” to win. She said “It’s been a rewarding day.” Nemorin not only won gold but also earned her E24 rating. Regarding her rating she said “I feel so excited. I get to fence with the older girls, try different moves, and come up with different action plans.”

She said her favorite part of coming to a NAC is getting to visit different cities and see the different monuments but also getting on the strip. She said “when I get on the strip I think of a good action plan, and I just go for it. I don’t hesitate, just go for it.”

On the men’s side in Y-10 Men’s Saber Andrew Gu (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona), took home gold and said “I feel very happy.” He also said that other than winning a gold medal, he loves coming to NAC’s to “fence other people, it’s just fun.”

(Bowen) Xu (CAN), the Y-14 Men’s Foil gold medalist, said “it honestly felt really good” to win. “I felt really relieved when I won, because this is my last Y-14 tournament, and I really really wanted to win this.” He said that he previously didn’t do well, getting top 16, but felt that this outing he had reached his goal.

For Xu, he likes fencing at NAC’s because fencing in Canada he only is fencing against people at his club. He said “It’s only a few people I am fencing with at my club, but when I get to fence at NAC’s there people from other countries I can compete with, and it’s honestly just really fun to fence with them and see where I am at.

Day 4 Results

Cadet Women’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Regina Lee (Swords Fencing Studio)

Silver: Chloe (CJ) Tolsma (Alliance Fencing Academy)

Bronze: Catherine A. Witter (Elite Fencing Academy, VA)

Bronze: Valeriia Bilous-Gridzhak (UKR)

5th: Melinda Yao (Alliance Fencing Academy)

T6th: Liora Profis (New York Fencing Academy)

T6th: Pinar Yilmaz (Alliance Fencing Academy)

8th: Olivia Lee (Swords Fencing Studio)


Y-14 Men’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Jia Bao (Bowen) Xu (CAN)

Silver: Borys Budovskyi (CAN)

Bronze: Martin Nguyen (LA International Fencing)

Bronze: Lucas Senic (Renaissance Fencing Club)

5th: Matthew Chen (Elite Fencing Club)

6th: Christopher T. Lee (Metro Tacoma Fencing Club)

7th: Skipper Cortright (Bay Area Fencing Club)

8th: Diego Fukuda (Massialas Foundation (M Team))


Y-14 Men’s Epee

Gold Medalist: Hongrui Yue (CAN)

Silver: Andy Zheng (Guanyi Fencing Academy / Twin Cities Fencing Club)

Bronze: Leonardo Chen (Medeo Fencing Club)

Bronze: Christopher Davoodian (Swords Fencing Studio)

5th: Junzhe Shan (CAN)

6th: Benjamin Mao (Medeo Fencing Club)

7th: Samuel Borisenko (Windy City Fencing-Chicago)

8th: Luke Kugler (New York Fencing Academy)


Y-10 Men’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Andrew Gu (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

Silver: Junseong Kim (Southern California Fencing Academy (SOCALFA))

Bronze: Leo Shapiro (Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)

Bronze: Ian Yu (Lone Star Fencing Center)

5th: Louis Henderson (CAN)

6th: Andrew Yi (Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)

7th: Caleb Yuen (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

8th: Maximilian Lim Juwana (Bergen Fencing Club)


Y-10 Women’s Foil

Gold Medalist: Mila Chan (Massialas Foundation (M Team))

Silver: Phoebe Kensicki (LA International Fencing)

Bronze: Sophie Hu (Renaissance Fencing Club)

Bronze: Lydia Chang (Silicon Valley Fencing Center)

5th: Priscilla Zhang (CAN)

6th: Kayla McSherry (Fencers Club Inc.)

7th: Gaowa Eva Deng (Fencers Club Inc., CHN)

8th: Miranda Lai (Fencing Institute Of Texas)


Y-10 Women’s Saber

Gold Medalist: Rei Nemorin (Manhattan Fencing Center)

Silver: Charlize Wong (HKG)

Bronze: Kai Osminkina-Jones (Manhattan Fencing Center)

Bronze: Levana Wei (Lone Star Fencing Center)

5th: Ashley Hu (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

6th: Chloe Long (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

7th: Maxine Shi (LA Fencing Academy of Pomona)

8th: Vivienne Vudthithamrong (Nellya Fencers)

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