USFA Membership Help

Here’s a handy cheat sheet to help you navigate USA Fencing’s membership system to decide what type of membership you need. Click to get an enlarged view…

Thanks to David Sapery for putting this together!!

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Live Results for the 2018 Battle in Seattle

Results for the veteran events are at

Live results for the ROC events will be at

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December NAC Results

As usual, December was a productive NAC for Western Washington fencers. This year, having the NAC in Portland made it easier for fencers to attend, increasing the number of participants and leading to a whopping 20 medals for WWD fencers!!

Congratulations to everyone who medaled, and to everyone who participated. Remember, just showing up means you finished ahead of everyone who didn’t come!

Division medalists for the December NAC:

Jan PattersonV70MFGold
Davis CarveyV70MF5th
Mark LundborgVETMS6th
Nicole KlinemeierV40WF8th
Bonnie AherV70WEGold
Anna TellesV60WEBronze
Mark LundborgV50MS6th
Kwangsuk ChungVETMFGold
Monica ExumV50WESilver
Carola SchmidV50WE5th
Monica MorrisonVETWF5th
John VarneyV50MEGold
Toby LeeV40ME7th
Maya OuthredDV2WFSilver
Blanca MarentesV40WS7th
Zsuzsanna KláraDV1WE7th
Sebastian Grathwohl-SearDV2MS7th
Kundry HaberkernDV1WE classification5th
Carola SchmidVETWE6th
Anna TellesVETWE8th

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Pre-qualifiers for 2018 JOs

The following fencers are (unofficially) pre-qualified for this season’s Junior Olympics and so do not need to fence at the divisional qualifier event this Saturday, November 18th, at Rain City Fencing Center.

Note that all fencers are responsible for checking their own qualification. The rules are available at the Junior Olympics event page; scroll down and select the “Eligibility” tab. Both national and regional point lists are available on the USA Fencing site.

EventPrequalified Fencers
JWECatherine Ji
Ketki Ketkar
Helen Kim
JWFGracie Kim
Dolly Lampson
Jessica Lee
Lulu Tang
JWSErin Shea
Abagail Swallow
JMEMark Benack
Matthew Comes
Andrew Lee
JMFBen Lee
Austin Li
Tommy Pak
Shaw Phillips
Wesley Wong
JMSJuan Amezquita
Sebastian Grathwohl-Sear
Gabriel Holmes
CWEKetki Ketkar
Mallika Ketkar
CWFGracie Kim
Jessica Lee
Maya Outhred
Lulu Tang
CMEBrian Li
CMFBen Lee
Tommy PakVanya Ponomarev
CMSSebastian Grathwohl-Sear
Gabriel Holmes
Silas Staten-Lusty
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WWD Post Season Meeting 071717

Attendees: Mike, Rachel, Alan, Sylvie, Dan


  1. Error noted in previous minutes – the Leon Auriol is not a ROC, the SIV Cup is
  2. Season wrap up. No major comments.  The season went reasonably smoothly.
  3. Chase bank needs the Secretary to complete the transfer of account from Joe Hoover to Sylvie Troxel.  It could also be a letter from the Secretary on WWD letterhead.  Joe, Sylvie, and Mike to coordinate.
    1. May also consider switching banks.
    2. Treasurer to investigate electronic payment options
  4. Schedule for next season – sent out previously. No known issues
  5. Starting the process of hiring refs for the LaO. Should be mostly local.
  6. Scoring machines – MTFC is interested in buying surplus devices.  Ours need the saber updates.  2 reels per machine and 4 scoring devices.  Need to check inventory and determine location.  Kael Sherrard is also interested.
    1. Comparable new devices cost an estimated $1400 (scoring machine and reels)
    2. Sale price to be negotiated
  7. Membership renewals for the Board – USFA has restructured this, so now the Professional price is a la carte.  Division will cover the extra cost but not the competitive membership.  Non competitive memberships will also be covered for the board.
  8. Need to replace some of the Division trophies.
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2017 Western Washington Division Meeting

  • Meeting convened during the 2017 WWD championships
  • Good year for the division
    • LAO is now a ROC
    • SYC went down in numbers
    • Other local events upcoming
    • MTFC moving their club
    • WFA moving also
    • Foil and épée challenges upcoming
    • Lots of medals for the division
  • Referee program
    • Adding new referees
    • Goal is to have all events with licensed refs at the right level
    • Division will help with cost of becoming a ref ($300)
  • Financials
    • Joe Hoover is moving on as Treasurer
      • Income and expenditures:
      • Bought stanchions for traffic guidance
      • Gaffers tape
      • Renew web site
    • All tournaments were profitable – will end season with about $2500 in the bank
  • Slate of candidates were unanimously elected
    • President – Dan Berke
    • Treasurer – Sylvie Troxel
    • Vice – Alan Geller
    • Vice – Rachel Peterson
    • Vice – Kevin Mar
    • Secretary – Michael Reiter
  • Meeting closed
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Division Championship Results

Results for this year’s division championships are posted at

Three-weapon winners were Matthew Comes and Sylvie Troxel.

Congratulations to all!!

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2017 April NAC Results

Lots of medals for the division at the Baltimore NAC!!

Leading the way were the veterans:

  • Kwongsuk Chung took double gold in Vet40 and Vet Combined men’s foil
  • Jan Patterson took gold in Vet70 men’s foil
  • Carola Schmid, bronze in Vet50 women’s epee and bronze in Vet Combined women’s epee
  • Cindy Glover, bronze in Vet50 women’s epee and 7th place, Vet Combined women’s epee
  • Monica Morrison, 6th place, Vet50 women’s foil and bronze in Vet team women’s foil
  • Jennifer Devore, 5th place, Vet40 women’s epee
  • Ana Brainard, 8th place, Vet50 women’s foil and 7th place, Vet50 women’s saber

Not to be outdone, the non-vets did well too:

  • Zoe Tolbert, silver in DivIII women’s foil and silver in DivII women’s foil
  • Abby Swallow, silver in DivII women’s saber
  • Alex Rwamashongye, bronze in DivII men’s epee

Congratulations, all!!

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Memorial for John Zobel

A memorial for John will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at the Washington Athletic Club (WAC).

The Washington Athletic Club is located at:
1325 Sixth Ave., Seattle
Noble Room, 1st floor

Doors open 4 pm; the memorial will be 4:30-5:30.

Reception to follow in the WAC Lobby Lounge, 1st floor.

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Pre-qualifiers for 2017 Summer Nationals

As of April 2, 2017, the following WWD fencers are already qualified for Y14 or division 2 events  at Summer Nationals. Fencers marked with an asterisk* indicate that they are qualified by being in the top 30% of the current RYC points list for our region (region 1); this may change if there are any more RYCs this season.

NOTE: This list is unofficial and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Fencers are responsible for verifying their own qualification for Summer Nationals.

The qualification rules are available from

Y14 Men's EpeeJoseph Roy
Brian Li
Y14 Men's FoilWesley Wong
Ivan Ponomarev
John Musha
Avery Townsend
Gabe Meyer*
Nicholas Li*
Jonathan Nister*
Y14 Men's SaberSilas Staten-Lusty
Anderson Bull*
Y14 Women's EpeeKetki Ketkar
Mallika Ketkar
Y14 Women's FoilMaya Outhred
Elisabeth (Gracie) Kim
Abigail Ding*
Mallika Ketkar*
Y14 Women's SaberCaroline Nobriega*
DV2 Men's EpeeMark Benack
Jerry Lu
Mark Blom
Alexander Rwamashongye
Craig Haworth
Dan Berke
Vicente Cartas Espinel
Jameson Lu
Garrett Armstrong
Tobias Lee
DV2 Men's FoilRichard Bowen
Andrew Lee
Hyunsoo (Kevin) Shin
Matthew Comes
Craig Haworth
Jake Lockner
Wesley Wong
DV2 Men's SaberCharlie Catino
Mark Lundborg
Matthew Comes
Sebastian Grathwol-Sear
Ethan Wang
Aiden Holmes
Juan Amezquita
DV2 Women's EpeeJennifer Devore
Kathrina Czarny
Abigail Barr
Chloe McGuffin
Cynthia Glover
Monica Morrison
Helen Kim
DV2 Women's FoilZoe Tolbert
Sylvie Troxel
Elisabeth (Gracie) Kim
Caroline Baker
Monica Morrison
DV2 Women's SaberAbigail Swallow
Erin Shea
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