After winning gold with his CAPITAL teammates at the Junior Olymplic's Junior men's sabre team event on Friday and placing 21st in the Junior (20 and under) individual event on Saturday, Alessandro Contreras wasn't done yet. This afternoon, he took 5th in the Cadet (16 and under) individual event. What an outstanding weekend for Alessandro, his proud papa Felix, CAPITAL coaches Dariusz and Aaron, and all our hardworking, competing CAPITAL fencers! We are so proud of all of you!
Sal Centanni anchored Capital Fencing Academy to gold in the junior men's team saber event--with Colin Campbell, Alessandro Contreras, and Nicolas Del Vecchio--as the cheers were followed with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday from his teammates. Happy 18th, Sal and congratulations to you, Colin, Nicolas, and Alessandro!!
Capital fencers Alessandro Contreras and Honor Johnson delivered amazing performances as members of the US team in last week’s European Cadet Cup in Moedling, Austria. More than 370 men and women fencers ages 16 and under represented 27 nations at this highly competitive event. Honor, with focus, commitment, and skill, fenced her way to earn the 8th place medal for the Unites States. Outstanding! Her CAPITAL clubmate Alessandro Contreras battled his way through the men’s challenging field of 173 international fencers to take the 20th spot. He and his dad celebrated by visiting the Louvre in Paris. Nice! Congratulations and BRAVO to Honor and Alessandro for representing CAPITAL and US fencing so brilliantly!
CAPITAL graduate Marta Lasota and CAPITAL fencers Honor Johnson and Amit Hanadari-Levy were all business, and then all smiles at their results, at this month’s US Fencing Association’s North American Cup in Columbus, Ohio. With the support of her coach at Harvard, Peter Brand, and coached by Dariusz, Marta took 7th in the Junior event (ages 20 and under). Her clubmates Amit and Honor earned spots in the top 16 out of a field of nearly 150 fencers. Brava! Brava ladies!
Check out Capital fencer Lydia's incredible pumpkin carving. Amazing!!! Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!
Congratulations to CAPITAL's 2015-2016 Regional winning fencers! Each of these fencers placed as one of the top three sabre fencers for the Capitol Division. We are so proud of your achievement, hard work, and dedication!
Daniel Oberholtzer, 1st place, Men's Y14
Annie Tang, 1st place, Women's Y12
Colin Yavinsky, 2nd place, Men's Y12
Hayden Sherwood, 2nd place, Men's Y10
Bravo!! Let's go! Let's GO CAPITAL!
Congratulations to Marta Lasota and Adam Green who will be leaving for Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania this fall! Thanks to their years of dedicated work and hard training, they not only have achieved fantastic results in our sport, but were each recruited to two of the best schools in America.
Marta and Adam are great examples of what we can achieve with the right approach!
Great job and we'll miss you both!
Capital Fencing Summer Camp are an exciting way to spend the summer. This year we will have more fun and excitement than ever before as we celebrate the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio! Campers can look forward to watching some of the Olympic fencing excitement during camp, with explanations and tactical review from our team of coaches. Not only will you get to cheer for your favorite American athletes, but you'll learn more about what makes them so successful!
If you haven't signed up for camp yet, there are still a few spots left for later in the summer. Visit our camps page for more details.
CAPITAL's great summer camps for new fencers are underway! Be sure to join the New Musketeer fun and register today!
Congratulations to Capital fencers Marta Lasota, Harvard Class of 2020, and Adam Green, University of Pennsylvania Class of 2020, with true, heartfelt thanks to Dariusz Gilman, who has coached, guided and supported them every step of the way. What an amazing team, club, and coach! BRAVO! Let's go CAPITAL!!