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Arizona Junior World Cup Preview and Live Results

02/01/2013, 6:00pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Adrienne Jarocki (left) fenced Margaret McDonald in the semifinals of the 2012 Arizona Junior World Cup. Photo credit: Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – More than 100 athletes from 10 nations are scheduled to compete at the Arizona Junior Saber World Cup in Chandler this weekend.

Competition will be held at the Fencers Club of Arizona, 6100 W. Gila Springs Place, with the women’s event taking place on Saturday and the men’s event being held on Sunday.

All events are free and open to the public.

Competition schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Feb. 2
10 a.m.
Women’s Saber Pools and Direct Elimination Bouts

6 p.m.
Women’s Saber Finals

Sunday, Feb. 3
10 a.m.
Men’s Saber Pools and Direct Elimination Bouts

4:30 p.m.
Men’s Saber Finals

U.S. athletes will compete against fencers from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Seventeen-year-old Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.) leads the U.S. Team as the top-ranked American in the field. Jarocki, who won bronze at this event in 2012, is the top-ranked junior women’s saber fencer in the United States and 15th in the world.

Two of Team USA’s other highly ranked athletes will have the advantage of fencing in their home club. Seventeen-year-old Sophie Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.) placed seventh last year and her older sister, Emma Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.), finished 12th.

The U.S. men’s team includes two athletes who earned medals at the 2012 Junior and Cadet World Championships. Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.) won a silver medal at the Cadet Worlds and his Zeta Fencing teammate Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.) took the silver medal at the Junior Worlds. The two met in the quarter-finals of this event last year where Mackiewicz won the bout and went on to earn the bronze medal.

Last year’s champion, Canadian Shaul Gordon, is now a freshman at Penn State and will be returning to defend his title.

A complete list of U.S. competitors is as follows:

U.S. Men’s Competitors
David Akrami (Plano, Texas)
Amir Ameli (Wellesley, Mass.)
Vincent Argenzio (Revere, Mass.)
Gabriel Armijo (San Diego, Calif.)
Ameen Borojerdi (Plantation, Fla.)
Naveen Borojerdi (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Travis Clarkson (Wake Forest, N.C.)
Jeffrey Dalli (San Carlos, Calif.)
Alistair Delchamps (Helena, Ala.)
Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass.)
Jackson Edwards (Newark, N.J.)
Mason Erb (Durham, N.C.)
Jonathan Fitzgerald (East Brunswick, N.J.)
Marty Janzen (Maricopa, Ariz.)
Ian Jones (Ladera Ranch, Calif.)
Samuel Kwong (Los Altos Hills, Calif.)
Rui Li (Chandler, Ariz.)
Calvin Liang (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.)
Benjamin Marcus (Overland Park, Kans.)
Marc Mendoza (Escondido, Calif.)
Jason Meng (Newton, Mass.)
Christopher Monti (Cary, Ill.)
Blake Murphy (Atlanta, Ga.)
Walter Musgrave (Escondido, Calif.)
Benjamin Natanzon (Manalapan, N.J.)
Evan Philpot (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Jonah Shainberg (Rye, N.Y.)
Brayden Slagowski (Chandler, Ariz.)
Mitchell So (Dallas, Texas)
Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.)
Alex Walker (Atlanta, Ga.)

U.S. Women’s Competitors
Regina Chen (Cupertino, Calif.)
Lillian Chu (Saratoga, Calif.)
Madeline Curzon (Wilsonville, Ore.)
Francesca Fedorovsky (San Clemente, Calif.)
Sarah Gruman (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
Olivia Herpfer (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Emily Hoegh (Chandler, Ariz.)
Alyssa Hofilena (Miller Place, N.Y.)
Anastasia Ivanoff (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.)
Elizabeth Jug (Moss Beach, Calif.)
Ilana Kamber (Short Hills, N.J.)
Emma Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.)
Sophie Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.)
Dana Kong (Princeton, N.J.)
Jennifer Ling (Cranbury, N.J.)
Anastasia Pineschi (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Jessica Rockford (Livingston, N.J.)
Annabel Sharahy (Wayne, N.J.)
Brianna Steele (Mesa, Ariz.)
Arabella Uhry (New York City, N.Y.)
Taylor Walsh (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Stephanie Wang (Cupertino, Calif.)
Kimberly Young (Gilbert, Ariz.)

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