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November 20, 2021


Capitol Division Junior Olympic Qualifiers - Saturday & Sunday, November 20-21, 2021

The Capitol Division qualifiers for the Junior Olympic Championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21 at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The qualifiers are open to Capitol Division Members ONLY. Citizenship requirements apply. U20 fencers must have been born between 2002 and 2008, inclusive, or be on Cadet national point list. U17 fencers must have been born between 2005 and 2008, inclusive, or be on Y14 national points list. If those on points list have trouble preregistering, email the organizer.

The registration fee is $10.00 plus $30.00 per event entered if preregistered. If not preregistered, $10.00 registration fee plus $70.00 per event.

The foil and sabre qualifiers will be held on Saturday, November 20. The epee qualifiers will be held on Sunday, November 21.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Youth-12 & Under Tournament - Sunday, December 5, 2021

A Youth-10/12 tournament will be held on Sunday, December 5, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The Youth-10/12 Mixed Epee will close at 10:00am. The Mixed Foil events will close registration at 1:00pm. The Mixed Sabre events will close at 3:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Friends of DCFC Division III Mixed Epee - Saturday, December 18, 2021

A Division III Mixed Epee competition will be held on Saturday, December 18, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The competition will close registration at 5:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.


DCFC Youth Challenge - Sunday, December 19, 2021

A Youth Challenge tournament will be held on Sunday, December 19, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The Youth-10/12 Mixed Epee and Youth-10/12 Mixed Sabre will close at 10:00am. The Youth-14 Mixed Sabre event will close registration at 12:30pm. The Youth-14 Mixed Epee event will close at 1:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Nazlymov Veteran Sabre - Sunday, December 19, 2021

Two sabre tournaments will be held on Sunday, December 19, at Nazlymov Fencing Foundation, 4800 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016 (entrance 42nd St NW).

A Women's Veteran Sabre event will close registration at 12:00pm. A Veteran Mixed Sabre event will close registration at 1:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.


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 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 season:

Application and receipts should be e-mailed to capdivgrants@gmail.com or mailed to:


Capitol Division Developmental Grants

For the 2021-22 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 capdivgrants@gmail.com or mailed to:

The deadline for grant application is June 15, 2022.


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 (2021-07-19). Referees are tested and certified at levels 1 through 10, 1 is the highest level.

FoilEpeeSabre
Sunil Sabharwal 2
Robert Del Gaizo 3
Bobby Gibbs 3
Vitali Nazlymov 3
Andrew Holbrook 4
Nicholas Ferrara 5
Jacob Hazle-Cary 5
Aleksey Muravyev 5
Brianna Smith 5
James Adams 6
Jill Feldman 6
Jonathan Holbrook 6
Fen Tamulonis 6
Karen Brasted 7
Castilla McNamara 7
Larry Pinkus 7
William Barwick 8
Samuel Bloom 8
Lauren Fields 8
Kailen Hargenrader 8
Marie Lawson 8
Donald Malnati 8
Malcolm Patterson 8
Connor Paulson 8
David Ruskin 8
Kiersten Zug 8
Nathan Andes 9
Hunter Higgison 9
Amanda Sirico 9
Lauren Testa 9
Mary Anne Walker 9
Ryan Hrapsky 10
Julia Kim 10
Marsha Reichman 10
Brooke Sirico 10
Karolyn Upham 10
James Adams 3
Robert Del Gaizo 4
Nicholas Ferrara 4
Bobby Gibbs 4
Brianna Smith 4
Elliott Clinton 5
Jill Feldman 5
Jacob Hazle-Cary 5
Aleksey Muravyev 5
Vitali Nazlymov 5
Karen Brasted 6
Andrew Holbrook 6
Jonathan Holbrook 6
Ryan Hrapsky 6
Malcolm Patterson 6
Larry Pinkus 6
Fen Tamulonis 6
William Barwick 7
Samuel Bloom 7
Mattias Cohen 7
Lauren Fields 7
Robert Haddad 7
Asha Henry 7
Castilla McNamara 7
Karolyn Upham 7
Alec Walker 7
Mary Anne Walker 7
Griffin Boswell 8
Trina Do 8
Gabriel Hilbert 8
Abraham Joyner-Meyers 8
Marie Lawson 8
Matthew Moore 8
Natalie Olsen 8
David Ruskin 8
Cynthia Sirico 8
Meghan Sirico 8
Kiersten Zug 8
Nathan Andes 9
Lisa Dobloug 9
Nicolas Hensal 9
Hunter Higgison 9
Julia Kim 9
Amanda Sirico 9
Donald Malnati 10
Marsha Reichman 10
Brooke Sirico 10
Vitali Nazlymov 2
Elliott Clinton 3
Nicholas Ferrara 4
Jacob Hazle-Cary 4
Abigail Benson-McCarthy 5
Colin Campbell 5
Robert Del Gaizo 5
Brianna Smith 5
Nicolas Del Vecchio 6
Kailen Hargenrader 6
Larry Pinkus 6
Aaron Ruby 6
James Adams 7
Bobby Gibbs 7
Elizaveta Koroleva 7
Cole Leonard 7
Tatiana Nazlymov 7
Trina Do 8
Jill Feldman 8
Castilla McNamara 8
Andrei Nazlymov 8
Natalie Olsen 8
Malcolm Patterson 8
Connor Paulson 8
David Ruskin 8
Kathryn Wong 8
Kiersten Zug 8
Nathan Andes 9
William Barwick 9
Salvatore Centanni 9
Matthew Chin 9
Lauren Fields 9
Soraya Henry 9
Hunter Higgison 9
Andrew Holbrook 9
Amy Lu 9
Grace Ma 9
Cathleen Shi 9
Lauren Testa 9
Jonathan Holbrook 10
Ryan Hrapsky 10
Donald Malnati 10
Karolyn Upham 10
Evan Yee 10

Division Officers and Executive Committee 2021-2022

Chairperson
Nick Ferrara (nf.capdiv@gmail.com)
Vice-Chairperson
Arnold Wynn (arnold@wynnempire.com)
Secretary
Bettie Graham (eddie31@rcn.com)
Treasurer
Fen Tamulonis (robofen@gmail.com)
Members at Large:
Valerie Asher (vaasher@aya.yale.edu)
Elliott Clinton (elliott@capfencing.com)
Raymond Finkleman (fencer@fencer.com)
Representatives of the member clubs
Phil Keefer, CAPITAL (pekeefer@outlook.com)
Matthew Moore, CCFC (mdmoore23@gmail.com)
Byron Neslund, DCFC (bjn225@nyu.edu)
Galina Rakityanskaya, INVICTA - (galinarinvicta@gmail.com)
Jill Feldman, NAZLYMOV - (jill_feldman@hotmail.com)
TJ Safai, ROYALFA (tsafai@yahoo.com)
Sean Fitzgerald, TERRAPIN (president@umdfencing.com)
Hunter Higgison, GWFC (hhiggison@gmail.com)
Malcolm Patterson, RFA (mdpatterson@gmail.com)

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Raymond Finkleman fencer@fencer.com
Last revised November 20, 2021