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December 3, 2017

Herb Spector

Sad to report that Novera Herbert Spector died on Wednesday, November 15, at age 98. Herb, a long-time member of Capitol Division, founded the Washington Fencing Club in DC and the NIH Fencing Club. Herb was a member of the US Fencing Hall of Fame.

Watch a video of the Herb's life history on YouTube.

DCFC Youth Challenge - Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Youth Challenge will be held on Sunday, December 10, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center.

Youth 10/12 Mixed Epee will close registration at 10:00am. Youth 10/12 Mixed Sabre will also close registration at 10:00am. Youth-14 Mixed Epee and Youth-14 Mixed Sabre will close registration at 12:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Referee Training Supported by Capitol Division

The Capitol Division Executive Committee is committed to increasing the number of rated referees within the division.

To support this goal, the Committee has voted to reimburse any Capitol Division member's referee clinic fees and testing fees if they pass the written test and practical exam and successfully earn a referee rating. Travel and hotel expenses are not reimbursable, only the fees for the clinic and test. Verification of the rating earned and documentation of the testing fees should be sent to the Division Treasurer.

In addition, the Capitol Division will reimburse the $35.00 membership upgrade fee for new referees (and those who have just turned age 18).

Capitol Division International Competition Grants

For the 2016-2017 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make international competition travel grants of $400.00 available to individual fencers who are members of the Division. These grants are being made to fulfill our mission, as outlined in our bylaws, to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants are available to reimburse expenses related to competing in cadet, junior, and senior US Fencing designated international competitions and at Veteran World Championships and to attending those same competitions as a member of the official US Fencing delegation.

Fencers are eligible for one grant per season. Grants are available for expenses not fully reimbursed from other sources.

In order to receive these grants, eligible fencers should submit the 2016-2017 Capitol Division International Competition Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee with copies of all the relevant receipts. Reimbursements for expenses will be disbursed by the Treasurer of the Capitol Division.

Deadlines for filing applications for the 2015-2016 season:

Application and receipts should be e-mailed to or mailed to:

Capitol Division Developmental Grants

For the 2016-17 season, the Capitol Division is pleased to make developmental grants of $300.00 available to the member clubs. Member clubs are eligible for developmental grants every other season. These grants are being made to fulfill our purposes and objectives as outlined in our bylaws, in particular our missions to support, enhance and develop the sport of fencing and to assist Divisional fencers to reach their full potential in fencing. These grants should not be used for ordinary club expenses such as rent or US Fencing membership; rather the clubs should use these funds to enhance the experience of Divisional fencers in the spirit of our bylaws. One grant will be available to each club.

The list below gives a few examples of ways that these funds could be used. This list includes suggestions, but the committee is open to other uses:

In order to receive these grants, the club representative should submit a proposal on the 2016-2017 Capitol Division Developmental Grant Application to the Capitol Division's Developmental Committee. The proposal will be submitted to the rest of the Executive Committee. If the proposal is approved, the club representative should submit receipts for the expenses covered by the grant and a check will be sent to the member club.

The grant application form and receipts should be e-mailed to or mailed to:

The deadline for grant application is June 15, 2017.

Minutes of the Capitol Division Annual Membership Meeting & Executive Committee Meetings

Capitol Division Rated Referees

Below is a list of the rated referees (from the Fencing Officials Committee web site) who are members of Capitol Division. Referees are tested and certified at levels 1 through 10, 1 is the highest level.

Division Officers and Executive Committee 2017-2018

Carole Jeandheur (
Arnold Wynn (
Bettie Graham (
Rebecca Chimahusky (
Members at Large:
Valerie Asher (
Aaron Ruby (
Raymond Finkleman (
Representatives of the member clubs
Jill Feldman, CAPITAL (
Xavier Jordan, CCFC (
Katelyn Keegan, DCFC (
Hunter Higgison, GWFC (
Aleksey Muravyev, INVICTA (
Joe Leonard, Jr., NCFC (
Gitty Mohebban, RIF (
Dyllis Liu, TERRAPIN (

Division Results at the 2017-2018 November NAC
Kansas City, MO
11/10/2017 - 11/13/2017

Junior Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 294 Competitors)

47.   Wilson, Sean
63.   Hilbert, Xavier
144.  Nosil, Andrew
170T. Reid, Avo
181.  Haddad, Justin
293.  Zhang, Tianyi

Cadet Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 225 Competitors)

16.   Haddad, Justin
77.   Hilbert, Xavier
79T.  Reid, Avo
222.  Tucker, Henry

Youth-14 Men's Epee
(A2/B3 Event, 94 Competitors)

85.   Tucker, Henry

Junior Men's Sabre
(A4 Event, 218 Competitors)

20.   Del Vecchio, Nicolas
79.   Contreras, Alessandro
84T.  Landau, Nathaniel
160.  Alarie, Christian
200.  Allum, Christopher
210T.  Moore, Evan

Cadet Men's Sabre
(A3 Event, 208 Competitors)

19.   Landau, Nathaniel
44.   Allum, Christopher
48.   Alarie, Christian
69T.  Lee, Kyle
95.   BenAvram, Lev
157.  Hargenrader, Kailen

Youth-14 Men's Sabre
(B2/C3 Event, 118 Competitors)

3T.   Lee, Kyle
50.   Chang, Eliot
69.   BenAvram, Lev
72.   Hargenrader, Kailen
118.  Duan, Yu

Junior Men's Foil
(A4 Event, 249 Competitors)

98.   Ndiaye, Edriss
149.  Chu, Derek

Cadet Men's Foil
(A4 Event, 283 Competitors)

47.   Ndiaye, Edriss
65.   Chu, Derek

Junior Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 194 Competitors)

88.   Pyo, Yunice
132.  Igoe, Nirali
175.  Reitinger, Emilie

Cadet Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 174 Competitors)

62.   Igoe, Nirali
84.   Pyo, Yunice
141.  Reitinger, Emilie

Youth-14 Women's Epee
(B3 Event, 94 Competitors)

41.   Henry, Asha
71.   Reitinger, Emilie

Junior Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 169 Competitors)

52.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
57.   Canseco, Laura
91.   Allum, Isabel
157.  Dahlkemper, Audrey
160T. Wolfire, Amelia

Cadet Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 166 Competitors)

3T.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
35.   Olsen, Natalie
50.   Allum, Isabel
64.   Canseco, Laura
92.   Bhattacharjee, Rhea
105T. Dahlkemper, Audrey
143.  Wolfire, Amelia

Youth-14 Women's Sabre
(B3 Event, 84 Competitors)

35.   Olsen, Natalie
40.   Nazlymov, Tatiana
71.   Bhattacharjee, Rhea

Junior Women's Foil
(A4 Event, 222 Competitors)

58.   Barnette, Zoe
90.   Wu, Renee

Cadet Women's Foil
(A4 Event, 221 Competitors)

75.   Barnette, Zoe
208T. Wu, Renee

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Raymond Finkleman
Last revised December 3, 2017