The Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah was the venue for this season’s Division I/Wheelchair National Championships and April NAC (April 12-15, 2019) where Southern California fencers made a fine showing, bringing home 20 medals in all.
Veteran fencer Daryl Taylor won gold in the Vet-60 Men’s Epee event, defeating five-time Veteran National Champion (and two-time Veteran World Champion) Walter Dragonetti 5-4 in the finals. This marked the fourth time that the two had met in the finals or semi-finals of a National tournament, but the first time that things went Daryl’s way.
Special recognition also goes to our two Division I National Championship medalists: Madison Zeiss (foil) and Kasia Nixon (epee). Each finished 5th.
Southern California Medalist are listed below. Full Results can be found, here.
SoCal Medalists - Men
|Div II Men’s Epee||3T||Patrick Burton||Fortune|
|Div II Men’s Epee||6||Alexander Moses||LAIFC|
|Div III Men’s Foil||8||Case Avron||LAIFC|
|Div III Men’s Saber||3T||Benjamin Kim||AGFC|
|Vet-40 Men’s Saber||6||Derek Plonka||D’Asaro|
|Vet-50 Men’s Foil||5||Oliver Foellmer||LAIFC|
|Vet-60 Men’s Foil||3T||Jerry LeBlanc||LAIFC/BHFC|
|Vet-60 Men’s Foil||5||Jamie Douraghy||LAIFC|
|Vet-60 Men’s Epee||1||Daryl Taylor||Fortune/Lancier|
|Vet-70 Men’s Foil||8||Paul Kazimiroff||BHFC|
|Veteran Men’s Epee||3T||Carl Loeffler||LAIFC|
|Veteran Men’s Epee||8||Daryl Taylor||Fortune/Lancier|
SoCal Medalists - Women
|Div I Women's Foil||5||Madison Zeiss||LAIFC|
|Div I Women’s Epee||5||Kasia Nixon||Princeton|
|Div II Women's Epee||3T||Emily Gifford||Alamo FA|
|Div II Women’s Saber||5||Janna Freedman||D’Asaro|
|Div III Women’s Saber||7||Katherine Andres||D’Asaro|
|Vet-40 Women’s Epee||3T||Michele Chimienti||No Fear/Swords|
|Vet-40 Women’s Epee||7||Sue Mohebi||Swords|
|Vet-60 Women’s Saber||3T||Lydia Fabry||WCFA|