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October 21, 2017

Celebration of Life - David Kosow

David Kosow, a long time fencer at Rockville Fencing Academy has passed away at age 81 years old.

A "Celebration of Life" for Dave will be held at Asbury Methodist Village at 2:00 pm on October 28th. Visitors will need to take Odendhal Avenue and go through a gate (Asbury campus map).

Capital Fencing Mixed Sabre Open - October 21, 2017

The Capital Fencing Academy will host a Mixed Sabre Open on Saturday, October 21. The competition will close registration at 1:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Capital Fencing Musketeer Circuit #1 - October 22, 2017

The first Musketeer Circuit of the season will be held on Sunday, October 22, at Capital Fencing Academy.

The Youth-10 events will close registration at 10:00am, the Youth-12 events at 11:30am and the Youth-14 events at 2:00pm.

Preregister at AskFRED.

Champagne Challenge #3 - October 22, 2017

A Champagne Challenge Mixed Epee Open will be held on Sunday, October 22, at DCFC's Forest Glen Fencing Center. The competition will close registration at 10:00am.

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 October NAC
Anaheim, CA
10/13/2017 - 10/16/2017

Division I Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 290 Competitors)

19.   Wilson, Sean 
122T. Wilson, Nicolas 
150T. Neu, Matthew
153.  Hilbert, Xavier
184T. Haddad, Justin
213.  Nosil, Andrew

Divison I Men's Epee Consolation
(A4 Event, 132 Competitors)

23.   Neu, Matthew
54T.  Nosil, Andrew

Cadet Men's Epee
(A4 Event, 186 Competitors)

10.   Haddad, Justin
110T. Hilbert, Xavier

Divison I Men's Sabre
(A4 Event, 181 Competitors)

3T.   Souders, Peter
28.   Contreras, Alessandro
32.   Campbell, Colin
34.   Landau, Nathaniel
84.   Del Vecchio, Nicolas

Cadet Men's Sabre
(A3 Event, 139 Competitors)

14.   Landau, Nathaniel
74.   Allum, Christopher
81T.  Lee, Kyle

Division I Men's Foil
(A4 Event, 199 Competitors)

53.   Ndiaye, Edriss
98T.  Chu, Derek

Division II Men's Foil
(B3 Event, 183 Competitors)

41.   Chu, Derek
168T. Popov, Jordan

Cadet Men's Foil
(A4 Event, 215 Competitors)

75.   Chu, Derek
89.   Ndiaye, Edriss
199T. Popov, Jordan

Division I Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 164 Competitors)

2.    Sirico, Amanda
10.   Holmes, Katharine
42T.  Chimahusky, Rebecca
119T. Pyo, Yunice
126.  Igoe, Nirali

Division II Women's Epee
(B3 Event, 105 Competitors)

35.   Igoe, Nirali

Cadet Women's Epee
(A4 Event, 139 Competitors)

88.   Pyo, Yunice
107.  Igoe, Nirali

Division I Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 131 Competitors)

8.    Johnson, Honor
11.   Lasota, Marta
62.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
74.   Canseco, Laura

Cadet Women's Sabre
(A4 Event, 139Competitors)

2.    Johnson, Honor
21.   Hanadari-Levy, Amit
68.   Canseco, Laura
107.  Allum, Isabel

Divison II Women's Foil
(B3 Event, 78 Competitors)

25.   BARNETTE, Zoe
38.   HU, Allison
72.   RENTON, Samantha

Division I Women's Foil
(A4 Event, 142 Competitors)

132.  Turner, Stephanie

Division II Women's Foil
(B3 Event, 125 Competitors)

14.   Renton, Samantha
35.   Barnette, Zoe
45T.  Wu, Renee

Cadet Women's Foil
(A4 Event, 188 Competitors)

122T. Barnette, Zoe
138.  Wu, Renee 
173.  Renton, Samantha

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Raymond Finkleman
Last revised October 21, 2017