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Congratulations to Max DeBack for taking FIRST PLACE in 12 and under at the Arnold Fencing Classic in Columbus, Ohio! Well done, Max!


Michael Mauer earned his National Rank “E” at Liberty Lakes. Congratulations Michael!


Congratulations to all our fencers who participated!

Y10 Mixed

Ely, Alexandru  UFO – 1 place
DeBack, Maximus GRAFA – 2 place

Y10 Girls

Novoseltseva, Elizabeth GRAFA – 2nd
Novoseltsena, Anna         GRAFA – 3 rd

Y12 Mixed

Prasher Alexa, GRAFA – 1st
Banburry Justine GRAFA – 7th
Y12 Girls

Prasher Alexa, GRAFA – 1st
Banburry Justine GRAFA – 3rd

Y14 Mix

Prasher Alexa, GRAFA – 2nd

Y 14 Girls

Prasher Alexa, GRAFA – 1st


Grand Rapids, Mich., February 1, 2011 – Northwestern sophomore women’s foilist Dayana Sarkisova (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and Notre Dame senior men’s sabreist Avery Zuck (Beaverton, Ore.) have been named national fencers of the week for Feb. 21-28, 2011, as presented by (CF360).
Sarkisova and Zuck headline the CF360 Primetime Performers of the Week, a group of 13 honorees which also includes the inaugural College Fencing Rookies of the Week – Penn freshman men’s epeeist Clifford Fishler (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Ohio State freshman women’s foilist Katarzyna Dabrowa (Wroclaw, Poland) – along with nine other fencers who excelled on a high level during the past week of action.
The Primetime Performer designation – awarded regularly on sister sites CollegeSoccer360com and, in addition to being a lead feature on the soon-to-be-launched hub site – seeks to recognize achievement based primarily on situational factors, and not solely on raw stats. Selection for the CF360 weekly awards are based on any/all of the following “primetime” criteria:
• In general, preference is given based on the quality of the opponent and situational factors involved in the fencer’s accomplishments.
• Exhibited strong leadership and/or involved in clutch performances, such as match-winning bouts, noteworthy upsets, etc.
• Overcame adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).
• Bonus consideration is given for key performances away from team’s home facility.
The original press release can be seen on at
About the Grand Rapids Fencing Academy:
The mission of the GRAFA is to develop each fencer to his or her ability and to promote the sportsmanship, passion, and camaraderie of fencing within the West Michigan community.
About the West Michigan Sports Commission:
The mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission is to promote Michigan’s West Coast as the premier venue for hosting a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events, enhancing the economy and quality of life in the region.