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Adrienne Jarocki Wins Gold in Budapest, Earns #4 Junior World Ranking

02/20/2013, 7:45pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Adrienne Jarocki (second from left) receives her gold medal in Budapest. Photo credit: Zoran Tulum.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Seventeen-year-old Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.) earned her second straight Junior World Cup title on Sunday in Budapest Hungary.

Jarocki, who won gold at the Arizona Junior World Cup two weeks ago, has now ascended to the #4 position in the Junior World Rankings.

A favorite to qualify for her first Junior World Championship Team when the women’s saber squad is named next week, Jarocki could enter the Junior Worlds as one of the top 10 seeds in the tournament after the European and Asian Junior Championships are held next month.

Jarocki, who has been fencing for just three years and recently committed to compete for Harvard in the fall, was seeded just 53rd after she split her pool bouts, 3-3.

Fencing in the table of 128, Jarocki won her opening direct elimination bout, 15-4, over 2011 Cadet World medalist Valeria Bolshakova (RUS) – the first of three Russians Jarocki would face in succession.

Jarocki won her table of 64 bout over Mariya Ridel (RUS), 15-12, and defeated Ella Kanukova (RUS), 15-14, in the table of 32.

Jarocki defeated 2013 Junior Pan American Champion Paola Pliego (MEX), 15-7, in the table of 16 to advance to the quarter-finals against her U.S. teammate, 2012 Cadet World medalist Skyla Powers (Atlanta, Ga.)

Powers, who was in pursuit of her second Junior World Cup medal this season, lost the bout to Jarocki and finished seventh.

In the semifinals, Jarocki upset junior world #1 Anna Marton (HUN), 15-12, who had defeated Francesca Russo (Wayne, N.J.), 15-9, in the table of 16.

Jarocki fenced Marton’s Hungarian teammate Kata Varhelyi, a 2011 Senior World Team member, in the gold medal final and won the bout, 15-8.

The win keeps Jarocki in the #1 U.S. junior women’s saber rankings heading into the final selection weekend before the Junior World Team is chosen. Powers is ranked second and Sage Palmedo (Portland, Ore.) is third.

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

Budapest Women’s Saber Junior World Cup
1. Adrienne Jarocki (Middle Village, N.Y.)
2. Kata Varhelyi (HUN)
3. Martina Criscio (ITA)
3. Anna Marton (HUN)
5. Oceane Chery Emmanuel (FRA)
6. Lena Kelecsenyi (HUN)
7. Skyla Powers (Atlanta, Ga.)
8. Ann-Sophie Kindler (GER)

11. Francesca Russo (Wayne, N.J.)
25. Gracie Stone (Chicago, Ill.)
35. Sage Palmedo (Portland, Ore.)
75. Lena Johnson (Peachtree City, Ga.)

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