South Denver Fencing Academy hosted the first Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) of 2021 over last weekend, October 9th through 11th, in which many of our SDFA fencers competed. This year the RYC brought in fencers from California, Nevada, New Mexico, and other clubs in Colorado.
In Youth 14, Matthew Peterson led the way, winning the Youth 14 Mixed Foil event. Peterson continued in the weekend and out-fenced our expectations, finishing second in Youth 14 Men’s Epee event. Elynor Sykes finished well in the Youth 14 Women’s Epee, earning second place. Both Peterson and Sykes fenced very well and won upsets in their direct elimination tableaus.
For Youth 12, Neo Sun fenced in his first competition ever competing in the Youth 12 Men’s Foil event along with teammates Jayden Lee and Josh Liu. Liu also competed in the Youth 12 Men’s Epee event where he won first place. In Youth 12 Women’s Foil, Emma Wang won the event fencing a stifling final bout to win. Riley Zho and Rowynn Roush also fenced this event where they tied for third.
In our Youth 10 group, Carissa Mortensen and Payton Collins went at it again in Youth 10 Mixed Foil. This time Carissa came out on top.
Click here to view the full event results on USA Fencing.
South Denver Fencing Academy will play host again next weekend, October 16th to 17th, for an E and Under, Senior – Epee, Foil Competition.