More Anaheim results!

Capital again had great results the rest of the weekend in Anaheim, CA. Honor Johnson took the silver in the Cadet Women’s Sabre event, in a strong field of 139 fencers! Supporting her sister, Merit cheered Honor on with lots of positive encouragement throughout the weekend. See the attached photo.  

In the 181-person Division 1 Men’s Sabre event, we want to recognize Alessandro Contreras and Colin Campbell (Notre Dame freshman and Capital alumni) on their top 32 finishes, earning them national points! Congratulations also go out to Nat Landau on his top 16 finish in the Cadet Men’s Sabre event on the final day of the tournament!

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Capital fencers compete in Anaheim!

Capital sent eight fencers to the first North American Cup of the fencing season, held in Anaheim, CA this past weekend. There were over 2,200 of the top fencers from around the country competing, along with many Olympians and past national champions.

Highlights from the weekend included Honor Johnson medaling in both Division 1 and Cadet Women’s sabre, updating her rating to an A17!

Capital fencers Alessandro Contreras, Amit Hanadari-Levy, Honor Johnson, Nat Landau and Marta Lasota all earned national points for their finishes in the top 34 of their events. Congratulations to all our fencers who competed this past weekend!  Go Capital!

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Ron Thornton competes at the Veteran World Championships!

Capital Fencing Academy’s Ron Thornton is headed off to Maribor, Slovenia to represent team USA at the 2017 Veteran World Championships. Ron finished the 2016-2017 fencing season second overall in Vet 50 Men’s Sabre, qualifying him for Worlds. Coach Dariusz Gilman has been coaching Ron since Capital first opened its doors four years ago. Ron has been fencing for about 20 years and he says he still learns something new from Capital’s coaches and his club mates at every practice. We wish Ron much success in Maribor. Go Capital! Capital Fencing Academy’s Ron Thornton is headed off to Maribor, Slovenia to represent team USA at the 2017 Veteran World Championships. Ron finished the 2016-2017 fencing season second overall in Vet 50 Men’s Sabre, qualifying him for Worlds. Coach Dariusz Gilman has been coaching Ron since Capital first opened its doors four years ago. Ron has been fencing for about 20 years and he says he still learns something new from Capital’s coaches and his club mates at every practice. We wish Ron much success in Maribor. Go Capital!

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Honor Johnson takes Silver at the Cadet World Cup!

Honor Johnson, the youngest athlete representing Team USA and Capital Fencing Academy at the 2017 European Cadet World Cup sabre fencing tournament held in Konin, Poland,  brought home a silver medal. Honor entered her third cadet international tournament ranked 19th in the world. She went undefeated at 6-0 in the first pool and 3-3 in the second pool in the first day of competition to advance to the table of 64. Based on the pool results, Honor went into the second day of competition ranked 40th, having to defeat higher seeded fencers from Russia, Ukraine and Italy in the direct elimination round before losing by a single touch in the gold medal bout against a fellow American. Bravo!

Marta Lasota takes the Bronze!

Harvard University sophomore and Capital Fencing Academy alumni, Marta Lasota attended the third annual 2017 Absolute International Collegiate Fencing Elite Competition in Wuxi, China. This competition featured 158 fencers from 32 universities in the USA, China, Korea, and Japan. World-renowned schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and Brown all sent fencers to participate.

What a weekend in Kansas City!!

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!

CAPITAL Cadets Shine at the European Circuit Cup

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!