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Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Finishes 2nd In The Country with 21 Medals at the USA Fencing Summer Nationals 2019

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Columbus, OH - Building on a stellar regular season that saw Tim Morehouse Fencing Club (TMFC) finish first in the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Medal rankings and qualify its first Cadet National Team Member, TMFC came into the 2019 nationals with a strong potential for results but the outcome eclipsed even the coaches best expectations with a 21 medal performance.

After only 3 full years of operation, TMFC posted some incredible numbers:

  • Tim Morehouse Fencing Club finished 2nd in the country out of 600+ fencing clubs that participated in the Summer Nationals.

  • The club fielded the 2nd largest amount of amount of competitors with 92 students competing in 197 events. Only NY Fencers club had more.

  • The club won 2 gold medals along with an additional 11 top-4 results and a total of 21 top-8 finishes placing the club #2 overall in top-4 and top-8 results.
    (Link to USA Fencing’s Medal Leaders: https://www.usafencing.org/2019-sn-club-medal-count)

  • The club also had an additional 6 top-16 results and 59 out of TMFC’s 92 student’s posted at least a top-32 result in one event.

  • This was the first Summer Nationals that TMFC competed in all 3 weapons and the saber program brought home 14 saber, 6 foil and a epee medal.

  • The club finished #2 in the country in Saber and tied for 7th place overall in foil medals.

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

  • SABER GOLDS: Jonah Shainberg brought home the gold in Division 1 men’s saber and followed that up by teaming with Nicka Lortkipanidze, Henry Nadile, Owen Prevey-Sullivan and Team Captain Guga Lorkipanidze to bring home Senior men’s saber team to gold.

  • VETERAN MEDALS AND WORLD TEAM: The club won its first 2 Veteran medals in the club’s history with Jasmina Denner bringing home a bronze medal in Veteran-50 women’s saber and Madelon Rosenfeld taking home a silver medal in Veteran-70 on her way to qualifying for the world team!

  • FOIL TEAM SILVER: The boys foil team with Finn Hossfeld, Nathan Andrews, Jake McGililon-Moore and Zachary Binder brought home a hard-fought silver medal in senior team foil.

  • Sabrina Fang brought home a bronze in cadet women’s foil, Catelyn So a bronze in Youth-10 women’s saber, William Morrill was 3rd in Youth-12 men’s saber, Fiona Neibart was 3rd in Division 3 women’s Saber.

  • Three of the Top-4 in Youth-10 Boys Saber: Myles Duckett brought home the silver medal while Emilio Gonzalez and Enzo Bera captured bronze medals to cap an incredible final day at nationals that pushed TMFC into 2nd place.. Gabriel Clark was also top-16 in Youth-10 men’s saber.

  • Lex Denner brought home 2 medals with a 5th place finish in Youth-14 men’s saber and a 6th place finish in cadet saber. Lex’s results earned him a top-20 ranking in Cadet for the upcoming season so he will be able to compete in the designated international cadet tournaments for the first time.

  • Madison Four-Garcia finished 2nd in Youth-14 women’s saber in addition to top-32 performances in the Cadet and Junior events that have also ranked her in the top-20 in cadet in the country. She will also begin competing for the first time next season at designated international tournaments.

  • Sasha Abayeva, Cat Flanagan, Alina Zhang, Guga Lortkipanidze and Mari Ferrari-Bridgers all brought home top-8 medals in there respect events.

  • Top-16 Results: With many events over 200 competitors, top-16 results are very strong results and Gabriel Clark, Nowell Gibson, Finn Hossfeld, Adele Bois, Christina Ferrari and Sasha Slobodsky all fought their way into the top-16 of their respective events.

  • The full club results can be found below.

Congratulations to all the TMFC students, parents, staff and coaches. As we often say at the club, ’it takes a village’. We all know that you don’t win your medals at the tournament but through the day to day efforts and grind of the season. We know all our students, coaches and parents work extremely hard to make this all happen. Thank you!

Regardless of medals or not, we are very proud of the way all our students competed, supported each other and learned from the experience. It is only a true loss if you don’t learn something and our student’s are learning that often in defeat, the big lessons for long-term success can be found.

Pre-Season training begins the final week of July with 3-hour pre-season clinics (check our website: www.timmorehousefencing.com).

Sleep Away Camp: Aug. 10-18 the saber and foil students will be traveling to Cornell University for our first ever Sleep Away Training camp. We hope if you haven’t signed up already, that you will join us: https://www.timmorehousefencing.com/sleepaway

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club - Full Club Results




Nowell Gibson Named to the All-Academic and the All-American First Team

Pictured: Nowell Gibson receives his First Team All American and his First Team Academic awards

Pictured: Nowell Gibson receives his First Team All American and his First Team Academic awards

New York, NY (June, 2019) - TMFC Fencer Nowell Gibson has been named to the 2018-19 USA Fencing All-Academic First Team and to the 2018-19 USA Fencing All-American First Team. The All-American Team recognizes high school fencers who have achieved a high level of success on the fencing strip. The All-Academic Team recognizes exemplary student athletes who have achieved high academic success in school. Nowell has qualified for both!

Nowell has been fencing at Tim Morehouse Fencing Club since January 2019. He attends the Epee Elite class and trains with the amazing Coach Alex. Nowell is currently competing at the USA Fencing National Championships.

Congratulations Nowell!

Video Highlights from the First Three Days of Summer Nationals

Columbus, OH (June, 2019) - Fencers from Tim Morehouse Fencing Club are bringing their A-game at Summer Nationals. TMFC coaches and parents have been documenting everything on the @morehousefencing instagram so you won’t miss a beat. Here are some of the most exciting videos so far:

Above: Jake McGillion-Moore executes a beautiful stop hit in the Gold Medal bout for Senior Team Men’s Foil. The TMFC Team achieved Silver in this category!

Above: Jonah Shainberg fences his way into the top-8 of Div 1 Men’s Saber. Jonah won the Gold Medal in this category!

Above: Madison Four-Garcia scores a winning point in Junior Women’s Saber. She achieved her first Junior National top-32!

Above: Christina Ferrari scores a winning point, making her way into the top-32 of Junior Women’s Foil!

TMFC Fencers Achieve Awesome Results in the First Three Days of Summer Nationals

Pictured: TMFC fencers win a Silver Medal in Senior Team Men’s Foil

Pictured: TMFC fencers win a Silver Medal in Senior Team Men’s Foil

Pictured: Jonah Shainberg wins a Gold Medal in Div 1 Men’s Saber

Pictured: Jonah Shainberg wins a Gold Medal in Div 1 Men’s Saber

Highlights:

  • Gold Medal for Jonah Shainberg in Div 1 Men’s Saber

  • Silver Medal for the TMFC team in Senior Team Men’s Foil

  • Top-8 Medal for Guga Lortkipanidze in Junior Men’s Saber

  • Top-16 Finish by Christina Ferrari in Junior Women’s Foil

  • Top-16 Finish by Ron Miller in Vet-70 Men’s Saber

Columbus, OH (June, 2019) - It’s only been three days since Summer Nationals kicked off on Friday, and our fencers from Tim Morehouse Fencing Club are already reaching incredible results. There are seven days remaining, and we can’t wait to see what will happen next!

In the past three days of competition, TMFC fencers achieved three Medals. Jonah Shainberg won a Gold Medal in Div 1 Men’s Saber, and Guga Lortkipanidze won a Top-8 Medal in Junior Men’s Saber. Additionally, the TMFC team won a Silver Medal in Senior Team Men’s Foil. The team consisted of Finn Hossfeld, Nathan Andrews, Jake Mcgillion-Moore, and Zachary Binder.

Congratulations everyone!

More updates coming soon!

Members of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Win Two Top-8 Medals at the NEUSFA 2019 Pomme De Terre

Pictured: Fiona Neibart won a Top-8 Medal in Senior Women’s Saber

Pictured: Fiona Neibart won a Top-8 Medal in Senior Women’s Saber

Highlights:

Top-8 Medal for Fiona Neibart in Senior Women’s Saber

Top-8 Medal for Christina Ferrari-Bridgers in Senior Women’s Foil

Waltham, MA (June 2019) - Twelve students from Tim Morehouse Fencing Club competed in the NEUSFA 2019 Pomme De Terre, an annual tournament at the Brandeis University Gosman Sports Center. The tournament took place over two days and featured 18 events.

Our fencers achieved two Top-8 finishes. Fiona Neibart won a Top-8 Medal in Senior Women’s Saber. Additionally, Christina Ferrari-Bridgers won a Top-8 Medal in Senior Women’s Foil.

Congratulations!

Full Club Results Below:

Senior Men’s Saber

  • 31st Hammer, Peter

Senior Women’s Epee

  • 56th Zakharov, Anya

E & Under Women’s Foil

  • 13th Xu, Madison

Senior Men’s Foil

  • 12th Han, Yiming

  • 26th Andrews, Nathan

  • 38th Mcgillion-Moore, Jake

  • 44th Breier, Matthew

  • 49th Lin, Richard

Senior Women’s Saber

  • 8th Neibart, Fiona

  • 17th Slobodsky, Sasha

E & Under Women’s Epee

  • 14th Zakharov, Anya

Senior Women’s Foil

  • 6th Ferrari-Bridgers, Christina

  • 13th Fang, Sabrina

  • 42nd Xu, Madison

Full Results: https://fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/8BBC6CCD973C42DB90F451A745087525#today

TMFC Students Awarded USA Fencing Regional Patches for the 2018-19 Season

Regional Patch winners Catelyn So and Audrey Young at an SYC tournament in November 2018. Pictured left to right: Catelyn So, Audrey Young, Charlotte Young, Catalina Berrios

Regional Patch winners Catelyn So and Audrey Young at an SYC tournament in November 2018. Pictured left to right: Catelyn So, Audrey Young, Charlotte Young, Catalina Berrios

Colorado Springs, CO (June, 2019) - USA Fencing announces the patch winners for the Regional Youth Circuit, Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit, and Regional Open Circuit. RYC patches are awarded to the top Y10, Y12 and Y14 fencers of each respective region for the 2018-19 season. RJCC Recognition Program recognizes the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the cadet and junior age categories. The ROC Recognition Program awards patches to Division IA, Division II and veteran fencers for their accomplishments at ROCs throughout the country.

Seven fencers from Tim Morehouse Fencing Club are receiving Patches this year! In the RYC category, patches were awarded to Myles Duckett, Catelyn So, Audrey Young, and Alina Zhang. In RJCC, patches were awarded to David Pavlenishvili, Nathan Andrews, and Peter Hammer. Peter Hammer won two patches this year: a Silver Patch in Cadet Men’s Saber, and a Gold Patch in Junior Men’s Saber.

Bravo everyone!

Full Club Results Below:

RYC

  • Myles Duckett wins a Bronze Patch in Y-10 Men’s Saber

  • Catelyn So wins a Gold Patch in Y-10 Women’s Saber

  • Audrey Young wins a Bronze Patch in Y-10 Women’s Saber

  • Alina Zhang wins a Silver Patch in Y-12 Women’s Foil

RJCC

  • David Pavlenishvili wins a Silver Patch in Cadet Men’s Epee

  • Nathan Andrews wins a Bronze Patch in Cadet Men’s Foil

  • Peter Hammer wins a Silver Patch in Cadet Men’s Saber

  • Peter Hammer wins a Gold Patch in Junior Men’s Saber

Full Results: https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/1026276

Student Spotlight: Mackenzie Z. Sampson-Alspon

“You’ll be seeing this one making some noise at tournaments in a few years. She’s got an incredible spirit, enthusiasm and openness to learn” - Coach Tim

Mackenzie has been fencing at TMFC since January 2019. She attends the Saber Elite Class and is making progress in leaps and bounds! She trains with our amazing Coach Diana, and occasionally with Coach Tim. Mackenzie recently stepped up her commitment and trained for a full three hours at TMFC. You go Mackenzie!

Check out some videos that document Mackenzie’s progress: