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SoCal Fencers Snag Three Golds at the 2019 Junior Olympic Championships

Two-time Junior Olympic Champion Stephen Ewart (holding trophy) on the podium with the other medalist from the Junior Men’s Epee event at the 2019 Junior Olympic Championships.

One fourth of all the individual gold medals handed out at this year’s Junior Olympic Championships in Denver, Colorado (Feb. 15-18, 2019) were won by fencers from the Southern California Division.

The newly crowned Junior Olympic Champions from Southern California are: Mikaela Avakian (WCFA), who won the gold in Cadet Women’s Saber; Bryce Louie (LAIFC), who took first place in Cadet Men’s Foil, and Stephen Ewart, who won the Junior Men’s Epee event for the second year in a row!

Other medalist include Claire Beddingfield (LAIFC), who took 7th in Junior Women’s Epee, and Matthew Limb (AGFC), who finished 8th in Cadet Men’s Saber.

SoCal medalist are listed, below. Full results can be found here.

SoCal Medalists

EVENTPLACEFENCERCLUB(S)
Junior Men's Epee1Stephen EwartSwords / Notre Dame
Cadet Women's Saber1Mikaela AvakianWCFA
Cadet Men's Foil1Bryce LouieLAIFC
Junior Women's Epee7Claire BeddingfieldLAIFC
Cadet Men's Saber8Matthew LimbAGFC
Junior Men’s Epee gold medalist Stephen Ewart with his coach from Swords Fencing Studio, Tigran Shaginian (wearing the coach’s gold).
Epee fencers Thomas Moore, Aaron Liang, Ryan Lee, Nathan Wang, and Stafford Moosekian at the 2019 Junior Olympics.

Photos courtesy of Kathryn Atwood. If you have photos of SoCal fencers doing well that you would like to share, please contact web admin.

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