For the 10th year, we had a great event honoring our own Coach Tony Kestler. On the first day, we had several youth events in both Foil and Epee, and the second day was our Open event (23 fencers and an A1 event). In the Open event, Kaveh Shafaie and Ali Shafaie met in the finals and finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Nick Reznick placed 8th, after drawing Kaveh in the quarter-finals. Bill Zhang finished the pools with a winning record and went on to finish in 11th place. We also had Nathan Peters and Ethan Wen fence and they did a great job.
In the youth event, we had lots of our new fencers get their first tournament experience and that was great to see! The following fencers were able to get top-4 finishes:
Riya Kulkarni/John Lin – 3rd place in Y8 Mixed Foil
Sam Belokon – 2nd place in Y12 Foil and Y12 Mixed Epee
Manishika Chaturvedi – 2nd place in Y12 Women’s Foil
Shwitika Rumkumar – 3rd place in Y12 Women’s Foil
Trey Arico – 2nd place in Y14 Mixed Foil
Xiang Meng – 3rd place in Y14 Mixed Foil