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Congratulations to all GRAFA fencers, who competed past weekend at Michigan Youth Championship in Detroit! GRAFA fencers earned Championhip titles in every event they competed.

Y10- Mixed Foil – Gold – Greta DeBack

Y12 – Mixed Foil:

Gold: Skylar Pitcher

Silver : Anna Novoseltseva

Bronze: Liza Novoseltseva and Greta DeBack

Y14 Mixed Foil:

Gold – Max DeBack

Silver: Liza Novoseltseva

Bronze: Skylar Pitcher

For complete results, please go to:

Great job GRAFA fencers!!!!


First time in the club history, Grand Rapids Fencing Academy will send 25 fencers the North American Cup to be held April 17 -20, 2015 at the Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee. The fencers will compete in 12 individual and team events over the four days, with many fencers competing in more than one event. The Grand Rapids Fencing Academy team will include two former National Gold Medalists. GRAFA will be sending the largest contingent of any Michigan based fencing club to Milwaukee. We are very proud of all our young fencers and wishing them great success.
GRAFA will be closed on Thursday April 16 and Monday April 20. Please follow our regular make up policy for all schedules classes and Open Fencing.


Congratulation to our GRAFA II amazing girls team: Ana Novoseltsena, Greta DeBack, Kassie Moore and Jo Conway for taking Bronze medals at NAC in Memphis in Y10 foil competition!!!
We are all so proud of you! You girls are amazing!!!

Congratulation to Max DeBack becoming National Champion in Y12 men’s foil competition. Great job Max. You fought very hard. This is will deserved victory!!! That is how GRAFA fencers roll!!


Congratulation to ALL our fencers who competed at the SYC in St Louis this past weekend! Great work everyone!!! We are so proud of you all!

Max Maximus DeBack: 2nd place in Y12 and 5th place in Y14 SYC in men’s foil
Magnus Pitcher: 10th place in Y10 men’s foil
Skylar Pitcher: Bronze in Y12 men’s foil
Justine Banbury: 1st place in both Y14 and Cadets women’s foil
Liza Novoseltseva: Bronze medal in Y12 women’s foil
Anna Novoseltseva: Silver medal in Y10 women’s foil and 18th in Y12 women’s foil
Greta DeBack: 5 place in Y10 women’s foil