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November 24, 2019


Friends of DCFC Team Challenge - Sunday, December 1, 2019

A team competition will be held on Sunday, December 1, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

The Men's Epee Team and Women's Epee Team events will close registration at 10:00am.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Youth-12 & Under Tournament - Sunday, December 8, 2019

A Youth-10/12 tournament will be held on Sunday, December 8, 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.


DCFC Youth Challenge #2 - Sunday, December 15, 2019

A Youth Challenge will be held on Sunday, December 15, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

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

Preregister at AskFRED.


Royal Fencing Academy Foil - Sunday, December 15, 2019

E & Under Mixed Foil Open and a Youth-10 Mixed Foil competitions will be held on Sunday, December 15, at the Royal Fencing Academy in Rockville, MD.

The E & Under Mixed Foil competition will close registration at 9:00am. The Youth-10 Mixed Foil will close registration at 2:30pm.

Preregister at AskFRED for the E & Under Mixed Foil.
Preregister at AskFRED for the Youth-10 Mixed Foil.


Nazlymov Youth & Senior Sabre Open - Sunday, December 22, 2019

A Youth-10, Youth-12 and Open Mixed Sabre tournament will be held on Sunday, December 22, at Nazlymov Fencing Foundation, 4800 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016 (entrance 42nd St NW).

The Youth-10 event will close registration at 9:00am. The Youth-12 will close at 10:30am. Open Mixed Sabre event will close registration at 12:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.


Nazlymov Youth & Senior Sabre Open - Sunday, January 12, 2020

A Youth-10, Youth-12 and Open Mixed Sabre tournament will be held on Sunday, January 12, at Nazlymov Fencing Foundation, 4800 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016 (entrance 42nd St NW).

The Youth-10 event will close registration at 9:00am. The Youth-12 will close at 10:30am. Open Mixed Sabre event will close registration at 12:00pm.

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 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 capdivgrants@gmail.com 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 capdivgrants@gmail.com 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

Chairperson
Galen Emanuel (galenemanuelfencing@gmail.com)
Vice-Chairperson
Arnold Wynn (arnold@wynnempire.com)
Secretary
Bettie Graham (eddie31@rcn.com)
Treasurer
Rebecca Chimahusky (rchimahu@alumni.nd.edu)
Members at Large:
Valerie Asher (vaasher@aya.yale.edu)
Aaron Ruby (aaron@capfencing.com)
Raymond Finkleman (fencer@fencer.com)
Representatives of the member clubs
Nick Ferrara, CAPITAL (nf.capdiv@gmail.com)
Matthew Moore, CCFC (mdmoore23@gmail.com)
Byron Neslund, DCFC (bjn225@nyu.edu)
Hunter Higgison, GWFC (hhiggison@gmail.com)
Galina Rakityanskaya, INVICTA - (info@invictasports.net)
Jill Feldman, NAZLYMOV - (jill@nazfencing.com)
George King, NCFC (ncfcsaber@gmail.com)
Maggie Brasted, RFA (maggie.brasted@gmail.com)
Gitty Mohebban, RIF (mhmohebban@gmail.com)
TJ Safai, ROYALFA (tsafai@yahoo.com)
Ben Schaefer, TERRAPIN (officers@umdfencing.com)

Division Results at the 2019-2020 November NAC
Milwaukee, WI
11/8/2019 - 11/11/2019

Junior Men's Epee (A4 Event, 296 Competitors)

18.   Sitbon-Taylor, Noe B.
27.   Hilbert, Xavier
288.  Zheng, Yuanlong

Cadet Men's Epee (A4 Event, 299 Competitors)

148.  Wu, Byron
197T. Hensal, Nicolas A.
282.  Wimmer, Nathaniel P.

Youth-14 Men's Epee (B3 Event, 146 Competitors)

3T.   Hensal, Nicolas A.
102.  Chambliss, Logan C.
123.  Sinfuego, Adrian
124.  Wimmer, Nathaniel P.

Junior Men's Sabre (A4 Event, 272 Competitors)

54.   Benavram, Lev C.
82.   Lee, Kyle
116.  Hargenrader, Kailen A.
134T. Landau, Nathaniel B.
208.  Pan, Andrew W.
223T. Bukowski, Bronson
252.  Chin, Matthew W.

Cadet Men's Sabre (A3 Event, 261 Competitors)

47.   Benavram, Lev C.
74.   Lee, Aydan J.
112.  Chin, Matthew W.
119T. Hargenrader, Kailen A.
123.  Johnson, Langston C.
125.  Chang, Eliot A.
131.  Pan, Andrew W.
141.  Lee, Kyle
144.  Simak, Joseph P.
166T. Nazlymov, Andrei
226T. Lee, Justin

Youth-14 Men's Sabre (B2/C3 Event, 129 Competitors)

46.   Nazlymov, Andrei
65.   Lee, Justin
68.   Simak, Joseph P.
74.   Sherwood, Hayden F.
88.   Lee, Aydan J.

Junior Men's Foil (A4 Event, 337 Competitors)

50.   Ndiaye, Edriss G.

Junior Women's Epee (A4 Event, 230 Competitors)

72.   Tong, Sarah Shen
74.   Igoe, Nirali B.
81.   Reitinger, Emilie B.
93.   Pyo, Yunice
96.   Henry, Asha S.

Cadet Women's Epee (A4 Event, 209 Competitors)

13.   Henry, Asha S.
53.   Jakel, Sophia N.
107.  Tong, Sarah Shen
152.  Reitinger Emilie B.

Junior Women's Sabre (A4 Event, 214 Competitors)

18.   Johnson, Honor B.
34.   Olsen, Natalie J.
58.   Nazlymov, Tatiana F.
64.   Lu, Amy
86.   Tang, Annie L.
147.  Dhar, Aamina
151.  Bhattacharjee, Rhea

Cadet Women's Sabre (A4 Event, 180 Competitors)

3T.   Nazlymov, Tatiana F.
13.   Tang, Annie L.
32.   Dhar, Aamina
35T.  Johnson, Lauren
99.   Shi, Cathleen
105.  Olsen, Natalie J.
117.  Lu, Amy
172T. Wei, Vivian W.
174.  Zeng, Megan

Youth-14 Women's Sabre (B3 Event, 79 Competitors)

7.    Lu, Amy
31.   Wei, Vivian W.
57.   Shi, Cathleen
78T.  Zeng, Megan

Junior Women's Foil (A4 Event, 255 Competitors)

182.  Renton, Samantha
247.  Chao, Mia

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Raymond Finkleman fencer@fencer.com
Last revised November 24, 2019