We are really happy to share with you that our fencer Darren Yen finished 3rd out of 158 fencers and got his first National Bronze medal at the 2017 Summer National Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah in Div2. Darren earned his B rating!
It was really hard to fence there. In Direct Elimination Darren beat top seading fencers from LA(two), Atlanta (two) and Chicago. He lost his semifinal bout 15:13.
What a day!!! What a quality of fencing!!!
Also, he finished 25th out of 163 fencers in Cadets (15-17 years old fencers). Darren and RJ Guzman won their DE and fenced vs each other for top 32, Darren won 15:12.
Cameron Greene fenced very good in Y14 and unfortunately lost his 2nd DE.
Marshall Hong, Oliver Epstein, Rishab Gosalia lost their bouts 15:14! Jeremy Giles did incredible job in his pool, lost only one bout.
For most of our fencers this event is 1st National event ever.
11 fencers represented our club in Utah at this biggest fencing event in the world.
We hope that next year you can fence North American Cups and Summer National in St.Louis.
Thanks Salt Lake, partners, all our supporters and friends!
Special THANKS to Cameron Greene for his tactic/statistics help to me and seating next to me.
Jeremy Giles for assistance with pictures and help near fencing strip.
Marshall Hong, Darren Yen, Jeremy for their help near fencing strip with young fencers.
The Yen, Hong, Greene, Guzman, Epstein, Gosalia families. Your support is priceless for Integrity and for me personally!
Our hard work bring us on the National level.
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