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Sunstate Mechanical Junior Saber World Cup Comes to Phoenix This Weekend

02/03/2012, 4:35am CST
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Nearly 100 athletes from seven nations are scheduled to compete in the Sunstate Mechanical Junior Saber World Cup in Chandler, Ariz.

The tournament will include women’s competition on Saturday and the men’s events on Sunday.

Competition will be held at the Fencers Club of Arizona in Chandler, 6100 W. Gila Springs Pl. #13.

Competition schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Feb. 4
10:30 a.m.
Women’s Pools (Direct Elimination to follow)

6:30 p.m.
Women’s Finals

Sunday, Feb. 5
10:30 a.m.
Men’s Pools (Direct Elimination to follow)

4:30 p.m.
Men’s Finals

Among the U.S. entrants in the women’s event are Skyla Powers (Atlanta, Ga.) who finished in the top 10 at both the Junior and Cadet World Championships in 2011 and Margaret McDonald (Atlanta, Ga.) who also competed at the Cadet Worlds.

Sixteen-year-old Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.) and 15-year-old Sage Palmedo (Portland, Ore.) will be competing in Arizona after winning silver and bronze, respectively, in the individual event at the London Cadet European Cup last weekend.

Competing at his home club, 14-year-old Calvin Liang (Phoenix, Ariz.) also medaled in London last weekend where he won his first major international silver medal. Liang’s U.S. teammate, 16-year-old Peter Pak (Roslyn, N.Y.) won bronze in London and will be competing this weekend as well.

Pak’s 2011 Cadet World teammate Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.) and 2011 Junior World Team member Will Spear (Wyantskill, N.Y.) are also top candidates for podium finishes this weekend.

The complete roster of athletes scheduled to compete is as follows:

Junior Women’s Saber Entrants
Allison Barry (Cranford, N.J.)
Caroline Gilchrist (Moss Beach, Calif.)
Sarah Gruman (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
Alyssa Hofilena (Miller Lane, N.Y.)
Anastasia Ivanoff (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Lena Johnson (Peachtree City, Ga.)
Ilana Kamber (Short Hills, N.J.)
Emma Keehan (Erie, Pa.)
Sophie Keehan (Erie, Pa.)
Margaret McDonald (Atlanta, Ga.)
Sage Palmedo (Portland, Ore.)
Anastasia Pineschi (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Skyla Powers (Atlanta, Ga.)
Yelizaveta Sapozhnikov (Sudbury, Mass.)
Brianna Steele (Mesa, Ariz.)
Arabella Uhry (New York City, N.Y.)
Stephanie Wang (Cupertino, Calif.)
Kimberly Young (Gilbert, Ariz.)

Imola Bakos
Frederique Bourget
Paige Manel
Gabriella Page

Costa Rica
Erin McLoughlin Sequeira

Great Britain
Laura Hunter-Thomas
Hannah Nelson

Tania Arrayales
Andrea Covarrubias Chong
Alekxsandra Echeverria
Paola Pliego
Melissa Rivera Mateo
Tania Torres Victoria

Puerto Rico
Vilmarie Acosta Pereira
Angelica Camacho
Elena Liciaga Hernandez

Junior Men’s Saber Entrants
Christofer Ahn (Houston, Texas)
Vincent Argenzio (Revere, Mass.)
Chris Armijo (San Diego, Calif.)
Isaac Buchwald (El Granada, Calif.)
Jason Cai (Livingston, N.J.)
Edward Chin (Livingston, N.J.)
Charles Copti (Wyckoff, N.J.)
Jeffrey Dalli (San Carlos, Calif.)
Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.)
Nitikorn Dornjandaeng (Houston, Texas)
Rienzi Gokea (New York City, N.Y.)
John Hallsten (Sacramento, Calif.)
Andrew Herczak (Randolph, N.J.)
Michael Josephs (Chevy Chase, Md.)
Daniel Kim (Upper Saddle River, N.J.)
Calvin Liang (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.)
Jason Meng (Dallas, Texas)
Christopher Monti (Cary, Ill.)
Duncan O’Brien (Wellesley Hills, Mass.)
Peter Pak (Roslyn, N.Y.)
Alex Palabrica (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alexander Ryjik (Alexandria, Va.)
Jonah Shainbert (Rye, N.Y.)
Jacob Soltysiak (Chicago, Ill.)
Will Spear (Wyantskill, N.Y.)
Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.)
Michael Szczesniak (Linden, N.J.)
Travis Tibbitts (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Eric Zhao (Potomac, Md.)

Pascual Maria Di Tella
Stefano Ivan Lucchetti

Shaul Gordon
Pascal Lambert
Kieran Steer

Costa Rica
Andres Rodriguez Caceres

Moises Carrilo Ramirez
Luis Cervantes Lopez
Irvin Hernandez Meza
Eduardo Lara
Andres Linaldi
Juan Ramon Meza
Adrian Villasenor

Puerto Rico
Joseian Alvarez Gandia
Daniel Camacho
Jose Gonzalez Dalmasy
Christian Lopez
Melvin Rodriguez


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