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July 20, 2020


We are under orders to stay at home, shelter in place or avoid non-essential activities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of reported cases across the nation continues to rise sharply on a daily basis.

Accordingly, USA Fencing Member and Affiliate Club activities will remain unsanctioned. Unsanctioned activities will not be covered by USA Fencing’s insurance.

USA Fencing will not be sanctioning any competitions it is safe to do so. We also have to follow the guidelines from local and state officials. The National Office is working with organizers to reschedule regional and national events. Information is available at

As of this date, the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge are cancelled. Due to the schedule changes for regional and national events this spring, the National Events staff and Tournament Committee are examining any potential changes to qualifying paths.

Annual Meeting of the Membership - 1:00pm, Sunday, July 26, 2020

The annual meeting of the membership of Capitol Division will be held, via Google Meeting online conference, on Sunday, July 26, 1:00pm. The primary item on the agenda is the election of officers. The Nominating Committee has submitted the slate shown below:

A meeting of the Executive Committee will immediately follow the Annual Meeting of the Membership.


Referee Training Supported by Capitol Division

The Capitol Division Executive Committee is committed to increasing the number of rated referees within the division.

To support this goal, the Committee has voted to reimburse any Capitol Division member's referee clinic fees and testing fees if they pass the written test and practical exam and successfully earn a referee rating. Travel and hotel expenses are not reimbursable, only the fees for the clinic and test. Verification of the rating earned and documentation of the testing fees should be sent to the Division Treasurer.

In addition, the Capitol Division will reimburse the $35.00 membership upgrade fee for new referees (and those who have just turned age 18).

Capitol Division International Competition Grants

For the 2019-2020 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make international competition travel grants of $400.00 available to individual fencers who are members of the Division. These grants are being made to fulfill our mission, as outlined in our bylaws, to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants are available to reimburse expenses related to competing in cadet, junior, and senior US Fencing designated international competitions and at Veteran World Championships and to attending those same competitions as a member of the official US Fencing delegation.

Fencers are eligible for one grant per season. Grants are available for expenses not fully reimbursed from other sources.

In order to receive these grants, eligible fencers should submit the Capitol Division International Competition Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee with copies of all the relevant receipts. Reimbursements for expenses will be disbursed by the Treasurer of the Capitol Division.

Deadlines for filing applications for the 2019-2020 season:

Application and receipts should be e-mailed to or mailed to:

Capitol Division Developmental Grants

For the 2019-20 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make developmental grants of $300.00 available to the member clubs. Member clubs are eligible for developmental grants every other season. These grants are being made to fulfill our purposes and objectives as outlined in our bylaws, in particular our missions to support, enhance and develop the sport of fencing and to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants should not be used for ordinary club expenses such as rent or US Fencing membership; rather the clubs should use these funds to enhance the experience of Divisional fencers in the spirit of our bylaws. One grant will be available to each club.

The list below gives a few examples of ways that these funds could be used. This list includes suggestions, but the committee is open to other uses:

In order to receive these grants, the club representative should submit a proposal on the Capitol Division Developmental Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee. The proposal will be submitted to the rest of the Executive Committee. If the proposal is approved, the club representative should submit receipts for the expenses covered by the grant and a check will be sent to the member club.

The grant application form and receipts should be e-mailed to or mailed to:

The deadline for grant application is June 15, 2020.

Minutes of the Capitol Division Annual Membership Meeting & Executive Committee Meetings

Capitol Division Rated Referees

Below is a list of the rated referees (from the US Fencing Referee Database) who are members of Capitol Division (2019-11-05). Referees are tested and certified at levels 1 through 10, 1 is the highest level.

First Name Last Name Foil Epee Sabre
James Adams 6 3 7
William Barwick 8 7 9
Samuel Bloom 8 7
Karen Brasted 7 6
Bronson Bukowski 8
Colin Campbell 5
Elliott Clinton 5 3
Robert Del Gaizo 3 4 5
Jill Feldman 6 5 8
Nicholas Ferrara 5 4 4
Ken Gauvey P 10
Kieran Gauvey 10
Bobby Gibbs 3 4 7
Robert Haddad 7
Asha Henry 7
Soraya Henry 9
Nicolas Hensal 9
Gabriel Hilbert 8
Timothy Hoffman 7
Cole Leonard 7
Grace Ma 9
Castilla McNamara 7 7 8
Matthew Moore P 8 P
Aleksey Muravyev 5 5
Andrei Nazlymov 8
Tatiana Nazlymov 7
Vitali Nazlymov 3 5 2
Malcolm Patterson 8 6 8
Connor Paulson 8 8
Aaron Ruby 6
David Ruskin 8 8 8
Brianna Smith 5 4 5
Fen Tamulonis 6 6
Lauren Testa 9 P 9
Essene Waters 5 3 7
Evan Yee P 10

Division Officers and Executive Committee 2019-2020

Galen Emanuel (
Arnold Wynn (
Bettie Graham (
Rebecca Chimahusky (
Members at Large:
Valerie Asher (
Aaron Ruby (
Raymond Finkleman (
Representatives of the member clubs
Nick Ferrara, CAPITAL (
Matthew Moore, CCFC (
Byron Neslund, DCFC (
Hunter Higgison, GWFC (
Galina Rakityanskaya, INVICTA - (
Jill Feldman, NAZLYMOV - (
George King, NCFC (
Maggie Brasted, RFA (
Gitty Mohebban, RIF (
Ben Schaefer, TERRAPIN (

Division Results at the 2019-2020 Junior Olympic Championships
Columbus, OH
2/14/2020 - 2/17/2020

Junior Men's Epee (A4 Event, 394 Competitors)

18.   Haddad, Justin R.
65T.  Hilbert, Xavier
112.  Sitbon-Taylor, Noe B.
273T. Hensal, Nicolas A.
338.  Wu, Byron

Cadet Men's Epee (A4 Event, 333 Competitors)

57.   Wozniak, Ignacy
90T.  Kim, Edward J.
195.  Hensal, Nicolas A.
208.  Salisbury, Cary
277T. Bannen, Nicholas
288T. Chambliss, Logan C.

Junior Men's Sabre (A4 Event, 293 Competitors)

30.   Chambers, Amir E.
76.   Bukowski, Bronson
89T.  Benavram, Lev C.
117T. Lee, Kyle
122.  Chang, Eliot A.
154.  Simak, Joseph P.
163.  Leonard, Cole
166T. Johnson, Langston C.
180.  Hargenrader, Kailen A.
210T. Chin, Matthew W.
231.  Pan, Andrew W.

Cadet Men's Sabre (A3 Event, 255 Competitors)

17.   Benavram, Lev C.
25.   Hargenrader, Kailen A.
59.   Lee, Justin
61.   Lee, Aydan J.
77.   Lee, Kyle
102.  Johnson, Langston C.
107.  Pan, Andrew W.
113.  Simak, Joseph P.
133.  Chin, Matthew W.
138.  Leonard, Cole
161.  Sherwood, Hayden F.
169.  Kennedy, Liam A.
238T. Bukowski, Broghan J.
138T. Yee, Evan J.

Junior Men's Foil (A4 Event, 346 Competitors)

13.   Ndiaye, Edriss G.
86T.  Paulson, Connor M.
234.  Tian, Aaron C.

Cadet Men's Foil (A4 Event, 320 Competitors)

108.  Tian, Aaron C.
161T. Paulson, Connor M.
210T. Szego, Bence P.
241T. Gisler, Benjamin B.
269T. Schreiber, Samuel S.

Junior Women's Epee (A4 Event, 264 Competitors)

27.   Pyo, Yunice
32.   Henry, Asha S.
78.   Igoe, Nirali B.
99.   Tong, Sarah Shen
175.  Min, Magnolia
195.  Tejada, Mikaela Aprille S.
205T. Reitinger, Emilie B.

Cadet Women's Epee (A4 Event, 240 Competitors)

19.   Henry, Asha S.
55.   Tong, Sara Shen
85T.  Jakel, Sophia N.
120.  Tejada, Mikaela Aprille S.
121.  Min, Magnolia
172T. Reitinger, Emilie B.
236T. Friedman, zoe
240.  Drefke, Sigrid

Junior Women's Sabre (A4 Event, 227 Competitors)

43.   Nazlymov, Tatiana F.
51.   Tang, Annie L.
57.   Bhattacharjee, Rhea
60.   Johnson, Lauren
68.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
108.  Olsen, Natalie J.
129.  Lu, Amy
138.  Dhar, Aamina
168.  Shi, Cathleen

Cadet Women's Sabre (A4 Event, 206 Competitors)

38.   Nazlymov, Tatiana F.
55.   Wei, Vivian W.
83.   Johnson, Lauren
94.   Shi, Cathleen
95.   Olsen, Natalie J.
96.   Tang, Annie L.
98.   Bhattacharjee, Rhea
107.  Lu, Amy
148.  Dhar, Aamina
166.  Meytin, Sophia E.

Junior Women's Foil (A4 Event, 228 Competitors)

73.   Renton, Samantha
208T. Korotcova, Anastasia
208T. Zare, Yasmin

Cadet Women's Foil (A4 Event, 247 Competitors)

220T. Zare, Yasmin
226T. Korotcova, Anastasia

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Raymond Finkleman
Last revised July 20, 2020