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Team USA Takes Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Arizona Junior World Cup

02/03/2013, 2:30pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

(L-R): Silver medalist Emma Keehan, gold medalist Adrienne Jarocki and bronze medalists Sophie Keehan and Gunnhildur Gardarsdottir (ISL). Photo credit: Joe Pipkin.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Three years after she picked up a saber for the first time, 17-year-old Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.) won her first Junior World Cup title and earned a #9 junior world ranking at the Arizona Junior Saber World Cup in Chandler on Saturday.

Jarocki, who won bronze at the Dormagen Junior World Cup in Germany in December, led a U.S. contingent that won seven of the top eight placings at the event.

Jarocki gave up just five touches in her six pool bouts and entered the table of 32 as the top seed.

In the table of 32, Jarocki defeated 13-year-old Francesca Fedorovsky (San Clemente, Calif.), 15-6, and advanced to the quarter-finals after a 15-9 victory over 20-year-old Elizabeth Jug (Moss Beach, Calif.)

Jarocki won her quarter-final bout against 16-year-old Madeline Curzon (Wilsonville, Ore.), 15-10, to advance to the medal rounds where she met the first of two sisters who were fencing at their home club – Fencers Club of Arizona.

In the semifinals, Jarocki defeated 17-year-old Sophie Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.), 15-9, who won her first Junior World Cup bronze medal after placing seventh at this tournament last year.

After fencing in her first Junior World Cup quarter-final, Keehan’s older sister, 18-year-old Emma Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.), won her semi bout against Gunnhildur Gardarsdottir (ISL), 15-9.

Jarocki’s gold medal bout against Keehan marked the second time the two have fenced in the medal rounds during the past month. Although Keehan won their last bout, 15-14, in the semifinals of the January North American Cup, Jarocki came out on top in Arizona with a 15-14 victory.

Competition continues on Sunday when the men’s event will be held.

Click here to view complete results.

Top eight and U.S. results are as follows:

Arizona Junior Women’s Saber World Cup
1. Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.)
2. Emma Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.)
3. Sophie Keehan (Chandler, Ariz.)

3. Gunnhildur Gardarsdottir (ISL)
5. Madeline Curzon (Wilsonville, Ore.)
6. Lillian Chu (Saratoga, Calif.)
7. Taylor Walsh (Carlsbad, Calif.)
8. Sarah Gruman (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)

9. Stephanie Wang (Cupertino, Calif.)
11. Brianna Steele (Mesa, Ariz.)
12. Elizabeth Jug (Moss Beach, Calif.)
14. Alyssa Hofilena (Miller Place, N.Y.)
15. Ilana Kamber (Short Hills, N.J.)
16. Annabel Sharahy (Wayne, N.J.)
17. Regina Chen (Cupertino, Calif.)
19. Dana Kong (Princeton, N.J.)
20. Kimberly Young (Gilbert, Ariz.)
22. Emily Hoegh (Chandler, Ariz.)
24. Jessica Rockford (Livingston, N.J.)
26. Anastasia Ivanoff (Los Angeles, Calif.)
28. Jennifer Ling (Cranbury, N.J.)
32. Francesca Fedorovsky (San Clemente, Calif.)
33. Olivia Herpfer (Phoenix, Ariz.)

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