Saturday saw even more successes for Salle Auriol Seattle in Reno, NV for the Veteran North American Cup and Division I National Championship event.
We kicked off the day with our Division I fencers in Men's Epee and Women's Foil. Yuly Suvorov went 2 - 4 in his pool. He went on to face eventual medalist Alex House from Princeton and placed 51st overall in his first Division I championships. Sofie Simontov went 2 - 4 in her pool after meeting Danielle Ferdon from San Francisco again. Sofie fenced Danielle just two weeks ago at the Junior Olympic Championships in Richmond, VA. Sofie finished 31st in her first Division I championships appearance. Congratulations Yuly and Sofia!
In Vet-70 Men's Foil, Davis Carvey started off the day with a solid 4 - 2 pool. The US world team member lost in the semi-final round to eventual gold medalist Joseph Cohen and earned a bronze medal for his 3rd place finish.
In Vet-40 Men's Foil, Iain Valentine went 3 - 3 in his pool with a 4 - 5 loss to Vancouver, BC fencer Julian Tang. Doug Powers started strong with a 4 - 1 pool result. Bill Nary had a 3 - 2 record in a particularly tough pool. Iain finished 17th, Doug finished, 10ths, and Bill finished 13th.
In Vet-60 Men's Foil, Jan Patterson went undefeated in his pool to start off the day 5 - 0. David Gadbois had a 2 - 3 record in his pool. In direct elimination, David won his first match before running into Jan. The teammates had a close match, but Jan won 7 - 5 to make the top 8 and earn another medal for SAS.
In Vet-50 Men's Foil, Michael Chin went 2 - 3 in the pool round. In the round of 16 he faced Ed Kaihatsu from Illinois. In the overtime minute, and Michael closed out the bout 9 - 9 with priority. He went on to win the next bout as well and earned his very first national medal. Congrats to Michael and his coach!
In Vet-50 Women's Sabre, Robin King started off her pool with a 3 - 1 record, only dropping one 4 - 5 bout. She went on to finish 10th place overall.