2017 December North American Cup (NAC) (DIV 1, DIV 2, Vet)
EBFG Veteran fencers had a great showing at this year’s NAC in Portland Oregon. Vet 40 Epee had two EBFG fencers on the podium. Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu defeated his EBFG teammate, Keith Lichten–and current National Champion, in the finals, giving EBFG a 1-2 finish. In the Vet 60 event, Gerry Downey took the podium in 3rd place.
In total, 5 EBFG Vet fencers finished in the round of 32. Great job to all fencers who competed!
Men’s Vet 40 Epee, Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu, 1st place
Men’s Vet 40 Epee, Keith Lichten, 2nd place
Men’s Vet 60 Epee, Gerry Downey, 3rd place
Men’s Vet 60 Epee, Solomon Weingarten, 18th
Men’s Vet 60 Epee, Mark Wheeler, 22nd
Men’s Vet Open Epee, Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu, 2nd place
East Bay Fencers Gym had a great showing at this year’s summer nationals in Salt Lake City, including Keith Lichten who became the 2017 National Champion in Vet 40 Men’s Epee! But Keith was not the only East Bay Fencer with visit to the podium, Kristin Lynch who finished 7th in Vet-40 Women’s Epee and Solomon Weingarten who finished 5th in Vet-60 Men’s Epee. Congratulations to all EBFG fencers who trained hard for this year’s nationals. What a great ending to an incredible 2016-17 season.
(see top finishers and a list of all EBFG fencers who participated below images)
Men's Vet 40 Champ Keith Lichten and Maestro Habek
MAY 28, 2017. . . . Congratulations to EBFG fencers for their outstanding performance in last weekend’s annual Duel d’Abdul Epee open tournament at EBFG!
EBFG made another strong stand at their home gym taking Gold and Bronze, and also filling 5 of the top 10! Ziad Khayat (EBFG) finished first, Dimitri Nicholson (EnGarde), second and Paul Chandler and Kyle Yamasaki (both of EBFG) took third place. Other EBFG fencers in the top ten were Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu who finished 5th and Justin Hunter who took 8th. Great job guys!
US Fencing Nationals are Here! EBFG Fencers are Heading to Salt Lake City!
It’s time for Summer Nationals again and EBFG is excited to wish our fencers the best of luck. Each of these fencer’s have been working hard all year and have qualified to fence at this year’s event in Salt Lake City.
Ummi Green Finishes in the Top 8 at the March NAC in Cleveland
Ummi Green (first row, second from left) takes 7th place at March NAC.
MARCH 12, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio . . . Congratulations to EBFG’s own Ummi Green who finished 7th in the Y12 Men’s Epee event at the March North American Championship (NAC). Ummi battle through a field of 95 competitors from across the United States to make it to the quarterfinals! The 12th seed after pools, Ummi had a strong finish, knocking off the 4th seed to make it to the round of 8. Congratulations to Ummi (and he earned his E Rating!)