Road to the Olympics
Gateway to Top Universities


Nadiya Fortunatova – Women’s Head Coach & Athens 2004 Olympian

San Francisco Fencers’ Club welcomes and is honored to host 2004 Olympian Nadiya Kazimirtchuk-Fortunatova, a world-renowned coach and a highly accomplished fencer.
Nadiya has won numerous international medals in foil and epee, including 8 World Cup golds, and was awarded many outstanding rewards including the Honored Masters of Sports, the most prestigious sports award in Ukraine and Russia.
She comes to us with exceptional coaching background and expertise, the highest degree from the very reputable National University of Physical College and Sports of Ukraine, and three years of experience as Head Coach of the Ukrainian National Junior Women’s Team.
Nadiya is the Head Coach of the Women’s program at SFFC and has already produced nationally ranked champions in various age categories.

Mina Zargham – Princeton

Mina has shown great devotion to the sport of fencing and her academic goals. She finished in the top 16 in both Cadet and Junior Women’s Foil at the 2005 Summer Nationals. She was nationally ranked in Seniors the following year and represented the United States in many World Cups. During her university years at Princeton studying Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mina fenced on the Women’s Varsity Foil Team and was awarded the Most Valuable Freshman Award in 2008.


Alex Khosh – Stanford

Alex was a committed fencer since he first picked up a foil. He stepped into the national spotlight by obtaining the gold medal in Cadet Men’s Foil in 2005. His other notable accomplishments include top 16 in a Senior National competition in April 2007 and a 9th place finish in Juniors in November 2007. He has continuously represented the United States in numerous World Cups, such as London and Madrid. Alex received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford and fenced on the Stanford Varsity Foil Team during his years at the university.


Chris Khosh – Stanford

Christopher has been a nationally ranked fencer and competitor since 2002. He is a 2008 Junior Olympics Cadet bronze medalist, a 2007 national Cadet bronze medalist, a 2006 Summer National Championship bronze medalist, and a March 2008 Pacific Coast Champion silver medalist. Internationally, he finished 6th at the November 2009 Cadet World Cup in Warsaw, and finished top 16 in January 2008 in the Cadet World Cup in Koblenz, Germany. He has placed in the top 32 in Junior World Cups in Budapest, London and Madrid. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science.


Joseph Lam – Duke

Joseph started fencing as a Y14 fencer. In just a few years, he became two time US National Bronze Medalist, Pacific Coast Gold medalist, and was accepted to Duke University. He currently fences as a starter on Duke’s Varsity Fencing Team. Congratulations Joseph!

Danielle Ferdon 12:17

Danielle Ferdon – UPenn

Danielle was an early founding member of the new fencing club when it opened its doors in the Richmond District of San Francisco in 2007. As she moves on to College to compete in the Ivy League at the University of Pennsylvania, Danielle has the distinction of having trained eight years under Alex and Nadiya Fortunotov, Her results show the accomplishments of hard work by all!

National Ranking:  Foil A15 (3/16)
5th  Cadet  (Alternate for World Championship in Tashkent 2015)

9th   Junior
15th Senior

National Results
Silver Cadet WF, 11/14

Bronze Junior WF, 7/14
Bronze Cadet WF, 7/14
5th Place Cadet JOs, 2/15
7th Place DVI NAC, 10/15

International Results
Top 16 Junior World Cup, 11/15

Bronze Cadet Pan Am Games, 2/14
5th Junior Pan Am Games, 2/15
5th Cadet Pan Am Games, 2/15

Kevin Lu

Kevin Lu – Wharton



Kevin Lu is a Pan Am Games Silver medalist and a US National Team Gold Medalist.  Kevin is currently studying Finance at Wharton School of Business at UPenn.


Welcome to San Francisco Fencers’ Club!

We opened our doors in April 2006 with a vision of creating a sports club where fencers could maximize their success at competitions at the local, national, World Cup and Olympic levels.

SFFC fencers have finished in the top 8 at World Cups, brought home US Junior Olympic and National medals, and are currently ranked in the top three in many foil age categories locally and nationally. Our fencers have gained admissions to Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, Vassar, Barnard, UC Berkeley, NYU, USC, UPenn and Duke.

San Francisco Fencers’ Club strives to embody the best of the Olympic ideals: physical activity, competition and sportsmanship. We are proud of the championship medals on our walls, and take equal pride in our healthy and positive club atmosphere that can be satisfying and enjoyable.

If you are looking for a club that can develop Olympic level champions while honoring the uniqueness of every individual, a club that endeavors to balance seriousness with fun, while fostering a sense of achievement in an atmosphere of mutual respect, explore our site and give us a call.

~ Miriam, Club Owner & Fencing Parent


International Tournament
Weinheim Germany
March 2018
Manheim 3-189 Olivia Kong & Gracie Cho
Gracie Cho wins the Y12 Women’s
Foil event and Olivia Kong
wins the Bronze in the same event

Manheim 3-18 James Chen & Juliana HungJames Chen wins the Gold Medal
in the Y14 Men’s Foil event and
Juliana Hung wins the Gold Medal
in the Y14 Women’s event


SR. Grand Prix , Anaheim, CA
March 2018

Ever Marinelli GP 3-18Ever Marinelli places in the Top 64

Ethan Gassner GP 3-18Ethan Gassner

NAC Baltimore, MD
 March 2018

Hikaru NAC March 2018Hikaru Takagi wins the Bronze
Medal in Y12 Women’s Foil

Juliana NAC March 2018Juliana Hung wins 6th Place
in Y14 Women’s Foil

James Chen NAC March 2018

James Chen wins the Silver
Medal in the Div III
Men’s Foil event

Shannon Luu NAC March 2018Shannon Luu places in the Top 8
in the Div III Women’s Foil event

Y14 Team NAC March 2018SFFC’s Team wins the Bronze
Medal in Y14 Women’s Foil

NCAA West Regionals
March 2018
Hadler NCAA March 2018
David Hadler wins the Gold Medal
in the Men’s Foil event

Bay Cup, Santa Rosa, CA
March 2018


Jordyn Kosai wins the Silver Medal
& Kaya Dierks wins the Bronze Medal
in the Senior Women’s Foil event

Pan Am Junior & Cadet Championships
Costa Rica, March 2018

Ethan Gassner Pan Am 2018

Ethan Gassner brings home the Silver Medal
in the Cadet Men’s Foil event

Sabrina Cho wins the Gold in the Women’s
Cadet Foil event

Ethan Gassner Pan Am 3-18Ethan Gassner, 2nd from left, wins the
Gold Medal as part of Team USA in the
Junior Foil Team event

2018 Junior Olympics 
Memphis, TN Feb. ’18
Ethan Gassner JO Feb 18
Ethan Gassner wins the Gold
in the Cadet Men’s foil

Leo Zaroff JO Feb 18

Leo Zaroff places 7th, Jr. Men’s Foil
Sabrina Cho – Bronze, Jr. Women’s Foil

Foil Marathon, Feb 2018
Paris, France
Juliana James Paris 2:18
Juliana Hung wins the Silver Medal
in Y14 Women’s Foil and James Chen
places in the Top Ten in Y14 Men’s Foil

Bay Cup, Feb 2018
Campbell, CA
Sandra Luo Bay Cup 2:18
Sandra Luo wins the Silver Medal
in the Y10 Women’s Foil

Cadet World Cup, Jan 2018
Rome Italy
Ethan Gassner – Top 8

European Cadet Circuit,
Bratislava, Slovakia
Jan 2018

Bratislava - Jan 2018

Cadet Men’s Foil
Clayton Reid – Gold Medal
Ethan Gassner – 9th Place
Kerry Lu – 12 Place

Cadet Circuit, Jan 2018
Poznan, Poland

Cadet Women’s Foil
Gayatri Bhanot – 8th Place
Delphine Tan – 12th Place
Regional Youth Circuit
January 2018, Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA


Chin-Ray Kong Gold Medal
in the Y10 Women’s Foil
Chin-Yi Kong – Silver Medal
Y12 Women’s Foil
Gracie Cho – 6th Place
Y12 Women’s Foil
Sandra Luo – 8th Place
Y10 Women’s Foil

National Championships
January 2018, Virginia Beach, VA

SFFC Men's Jan '18 NAT
SFFC’s Men’s Senior Team of David
Hadler, Leo Zaroff & Clayton Reid
wins the Gold Medal!

SFFC Women's Jan '18 NAT

SFFC’s Women’s Senior Team of
Gayatri Bhanot, Ever Marinelli, Sabrina
Cho & Paige Luong wins the Bronze Medal!

SYC, Dec 2017
Austin, TX
Julianna-Shannon JO 12:17
Juliana Hung(l) wins a Gold
Medal in the Y14 event
& Shannon Lu takes 6th Place
Raine 12:17
Raine Chuang wins 6th
place in Y10 Women’s
NorCal JO Qualifiers, Dec 2017
San Francisco, CA
JO 12:17
Kenneth Kong  wins a Gold Medal
in the Junior(U20) Men’s Foil
and Delphine Tan nabs the Gold
in the Junior(U20) Women’s Foil

NAC, Dec 2017
Portland, Oregon
Delphine Portland 12:2017
Delphine Tan wins the Gold Medal
in the Div II Women’s Foil event

Cadet Circuit, Dec 2017
Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
Ever Marinelli, left, wins 5th Place
in the Cadet Circuit.  Pictured with
her is teammate Paige Luong
RYC, San Jose, CA
December 2017
Hikaru Takagi wins a bronze
medal in the Y14 Women’s
foil event.

Owen Lynch 12-17
Owen Lynch wins 5th Place
in the Y-10 Men’s Foil

Chin-Ray:Raine:Sandra RYC 12:17
Chin-Ray Kong – Bronze Medal,
Raine Chuang – 12 Place
and Sandra Luo 6th Place
in the Y10 event.

NAC, Kansas City, MO
November 2017

Ever NAC 11-17

Ever Marinelli wins the Gold in
Junior Women’s Foil.
For the details of Ever’s important
win, click here.

Roxanne Z. NAC 11-17

Roxanne Zaroff wins 6th Place
in the Y14 Women’s Foil
SYC/RCC, Denver, CO
November 2017

Jul:Gracie 11-17
Juliana Hung wins the Gold and
Gracie Cho places 8th in the Y14
Women’s Foil

Chin-Ray 11-17
Chin-Ray Kong places
6th in the Y10 Women’s Foil
James Chen:Ken Kong SYC 11-17
Kenneth Kong places 8th and
James Chen nabs 15th in the
Cadet (U17) Men’s Foil

NAC, Kansas City, MO
November 2017
Kerry Lu NAC 10-17
Kerry Lu wins the Bronze Medal
in the Cadet Men’s Foil
Ever NAC 10-17
Ever Marinelli wins 7th Place
in the Cadet Women’s Foil

Junior WF Bay Cup, Santa Rosa, CA
October 2017
Roxanne 10-17
Roxanne Zaroff brings home the
Gold Medal

RYC Treasure Island, SF, CA
September 2017
Chin-Yi:Hikaru RYC
Chin-Yi Kong & Hikaru Takagi bring
home Gold & Bronze in the Y12
Women’s Foil.
Chin-Ray:Sandra RYC
Sandra Luo wins the Bronze
while Chin-Ray Kong places in
the Top Eight in the Y10
Women’s Foil.
Evan:Owen RyC
Evan Tuan & Owen Lynch place in the
Top Eight in the Y10 Men’s Foil


Pan American Youth Championship
US Virgin Islands July 2017
Juliana Pan Am 7:17
Juliana Hung wins the Bronze
Medal in the Pre-Cadet Event

July 2017 NAC Salt Lake City, Utah

Juliana NAC 7:17

Juliana wins 5th Place in the
Y12 Division
Ever NAC 7:17 II
Ever Marinelli brings home 7th
Place in the Jr. Women’s foil &
8th Place in the Cadet Event
Ben Hadler NAC 7:17
Ben Hadler wins the Gold Medal in
the Div. II Men’s Foil
Kerry Lu_1 NAC 7:17
Kerry Lu wins 6th Place in the
Cadet’s Men Foil Event
Zack Anton David H. NAC 7:17
FFC’s Team wins the Gold Medal
in the Senior Men’s Foil

Delphine Nerine Roxanne NAC 7:17
erine Ulanyik wins the Silver
Medal, Roxanne Zaroff wins the
Bronze Medal & Delphine Tan wins
8th Place in the Div II Women’s Foil


May 2017 SYC Bellevue, WA

SYC 5:17

James Chen wins the Bronze Medal
in the Y12 Men’s Foil
Roxanne Zaroff  places 6th in the
Y14 Women’s Foil


April 2017 NAC Baltimore, MD

Ever NAC 4-17

Div I Cadet Women’s Foil
Ever Marinelli – Top 8

Kong NAC 4-17
Div III Men’s Foil
Kenneth Kong – Bronze Medal


April 2017 The Bay Cup, Halberstadt,
San Francisco, CA



World Cup in Warsaw Poland

Alex James Chen 3:17

SFFC Fencer James Chen wins
the Gold Medal 
in the Youth 13
Men’s Foil

Juliana Alex 3:17
uliana Hung wins the Silver Medal
in her age group.


Junior Olympics, Kansas City, MO
Feb. 2017

Team Foil JO Kansas 2:17
FFC’s Team of Aidan Chu, Leo Zaroff,
Sebastian Medloff & Kerry Lu bring
home the Gold Medal in the Junior
Team Men’s Foil

SFFC’s Paige Luong, Gayatri Bhanot,
Ever Marinelli & Sabrina Cho team up
to win the Silver Medal in the
Junior Team Women’s Foil event
Kerry Lu JO Kansas 2:17
erry Lu gets 6th Place
in the Cadet Men’s Foil

Paige II JO Kansas 2:17
Paige Luong wins 8th Place in the
Cadet Women’s Foil


Challenge Marathon Fleuret CEP,
Paris, France, Feb. 2017
Alex Ethan Juliana Paris 2:17
Juliana Hung brings home
the Silver Medal in the Y14
Women’s foil!  Ethan
Gassner earns 7th place in the
Men’s Cadet competition.

NAC Columbus, OH, Jan. 2017
FFC’s Team of Sergei Byk, Leo Zaroff
Aiden Chu and Zack Hammer
bring home the Silver Medal in
Senior Team Men’s Foil

Paige Luong, Sabrina Cho
Delphine Tan and Ever Marinelli
bring home the Silver Medal in
Senior Team Women’s Foil


Junior Olympic Qualifiers, San Francisco, Dec. 2016

Junior Olympic Qualifier 12-16

Gold Medal Juniors Ethan Gassner!
Gold Medal Cadet Joanne Luong and Ethan Yu!
Silver Medal Juniors Delphine Tan!
Silver Medal Cadet Lucas Carter!
Bronze Medal Juniors Kenneth Kong
and Roxanne Zaroff!


The Fencing Center RYC, San Jose, CA, Dec. 2016
RYC 12-16 Roxanne Hikaru
Roxanne Zaroff wins the Silver Medal
and Hikaru Takagi places 8th at
the Y14 Women’s Foil.

Cadet Circuit,Cabries, France Nov. 2016

Ever M. Cabries 11-16
Ever Marinelli wins the Bronze Medal
in the Cadet (U17) Women’s Foil


Gerrie Baumgart Rocky Mountain
November 2016

Juliana Hung SYC 11-16
Gayatri Bhanot wins the Gold Medal
and Joanne Luong wins the Bronze

in the Cadet (U17) Women’s Foil

Juliana Hung SYC 11-16
Juliana Hung wins two Golds!
Y12 & Y14; McKenna Chu
wins the Bronze in the Y14

James Chen SYC 11-16 Denver
SFFC’s James Chen takes
down the Bronze Medal in
the Y12 Men’s Foil 


SFFC’s Cadet Team Men’s Foil
takes down the Gold Medal

Cadet Boys NAC 11-16
Sabrina Cho wins the Silver Medal
in the Cadet’s Women’s Foil
at the NAC in Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 2016

Sabrina NAC 11-16


SFFC’s Team of Audrey Hirschman,
Sabrina Cho,Paige Luong &
Juliana Hung take the Gold

Medal in the Cadet Women’s
Foil event at the November
NAC in Milwaukee!

Team NAC 11-16


Olivia Kong snares a Bronze Medal
in the Y10 foil 
event at the November
2016 NAC in Milwaukee

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Kerry Lu and Leo Zaroff along with
Coach Alex Fortunatov after placing
4th and 7th best among US Foil Cadet Fencers
In Austria Nov. 2016

Austria 2016

Nov.2016 BladeRunner ROC & RJC at UCSD
David Hadler secures a Bronze Medal &
Mitch Shulman snares 5th Place


Zack Hammer earns a Bronze
medal at the NEIFC
Invitational in Northampton, MA
October 2016.


Clayton Reid secures a Gold Medal at the
Bernie Stein SYC in Chandler, AZ

Clayton Arizona



Juliana Hung earns a Silver Medal in the Y14 and 5th Place
in the Y12 events at the Bernie Stein SYC in Chandler, AZ

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SFFC fencer Gayatri Bhanot gets 8th place in
the NAC Div II Women’s foil Oct 8, 2016


SFFC fencer Kerry Lu makes top 16 in Budapest in
Cadet at the World Cup Oct 1, 2016


SFFC’s new fencer from Belarusia
Siarhei “Sergei” Byk


Sept. 2016: RYC, San Francisco, CA.


Juliana Hung earns a Gold Medal,
Roxanne Zaroff 5th place,
Hikaru Takagi 7th Place
in the Y14 Women’s Foil



Sept. 2016: Junior Bay Cup, San Francisco, CA.

IMG_6634Gayatri Bhanot earns a Silver Medal in
the Junior (U20) Women’s Foil

June/July 2016: Summer National, Dallas, TX

Julianna - 2016 Summe NAC
Y12 Women’s Foil
Juliana Hung 7th Place
Roxanne Zaroff Top 16
Y14 Women’s Foil
Juliana Hung 22nd Place

Ethan Gassner - 2016 Summer NAC
Div II Men’s Foil
Ethan Gassner Bronze Medal
Y-14 Men’s Foil
Ethan Gassner Top 12

SFFC Women's Team - 2016 Summer NAC

Senior Team Women’s Foil
Sabrina Cho, Danielle Ferdon, Paige Luong, Ever Marinelli
Bronze Medal

SFFC Men's Team - 2016 Summer NAC
Senior Team Men’s Foil
Aidan Chu, Ben Hadler, Zack Hammer, Sebastian Medloff
Silver Medal

Paige Luong - 2016 Summer NAC

Junior Women’s Foil
Paige Luong Bronze Medal
Danielle Ferdon Top Ten

Div II Women’s Foil
Delphine Tan Top Ten

Cadet Men’s Foil
Leo Zaroff Top 16

Div III Women’s Foil
Gayatri Bhanot Top 16

April 2016: TFC SpringFest RJCC, San Jose, CA

Ben Hadler RJCC 2016

Cadet (U17) Men’s Foil
Ben Hadler – Gold Medal


April 22 – 25, 2016 Rain City Super Youth Circuit (SYC)

Clayton - Seattle

Y14 Men’s Foil
Clayton Reid – Gold Medal
Ethan Gassner – Top Ten

Juliana, Roxanne & Shannon - Seattle

Y14 Women’s Foil
Juliana Hung – Gold Medal
Roxanne Zaroff – 5th Place


Y10 Women’s Foil
Roxanne Zaroff – 8th Place

Chin-Yi Kong - Seattle

Y10 Women’s Foil
Chin-Yi Kong – 7th Place


Y12 Men’s Foil
James Chen – 8th Place


April 2016: NAC in Richmond, VA

David Hadler NAC - 2016

DIV I Men’s Foil
David Hadler – Bronze Medal

Danielle NAC 2016 Richmond

DIV I Women’s Foil
Danielle Ferdon – 8th Place
Ever Marinelli – 14 Place

Ethan and

DIV III Men’s Foil
Ethan Yu – Bronze Medal
Lucas Wang – 5th Place


April 2016:  Bay Cup El Cerrito, CA


Junior (U20) Women’s Foil
Sabrina Cho – Gold Medal


Coastside RYC # 4 in San Jose
Y10 Women’s Foil
Hikaru Takagi – Silver Medal
Olivia Kong – Bronze Medal
Chin-Yi Kong 7th Place
Y14 Women’s Foil
Audrey Hirschman – Silver Medal

Y14 Men Utah 03:2016
Our Y14 Men’s team wins Gold!
Y14 Women's NAC UTAH 03-2016
Y14 Women’s Team Foil – SFFC
wins both Gold and Silver!
Gayatri Bhanot, Delphine Tan, Juliana Hung,
Joanne Luong, Paige Luong, Ever Marinelli
and Sabrina Cho.
Clayton Reid - NAC UTAH 03-2016
Y-14 Men’s Foil
Clayton Reid – Bronze Medal
Ethan Gassner – 5th Place
Hikaru NAC UTAH 03-2016
Y10 Women’s Foil – Hikaru Takagi Bronze Medal
Joanne Juliana NAC UTAH 03-2016
Women’s Foil
Juliana Hung – 5th Place Y12
Joanne Luong – 8th Place Y14
Y12 NAC UTAH 3:2016
Y12 Women’s Foil
Juliana Hung – 5th Place
Roxanne Zaroff – 8th Place
Super Youth Circuit, Austin Texas, Feb. 20, 2016
Ethan Yu
Ethan Yu wins the Y14 Silver Medal
Junior Olympics, Cleveland, OH, Feb. 12 – 15, 2016
Leo at JO 2:16
Leo Zaroff grabs 7th Place, Cadet Men’s Foil
SFFC Team JO 2:16
Jr. Team Men’s Foil, Bronze Medal
Jr. Team Women’s Foil, Bronze Medal
World Cup in Paris, France , February 5-6, 2016
Paige Sabrina Paris 2:16
Y14 Women’s Foil
Sabrina Cho(r), 4th Pl. & Paige Luong, 5th Pl.
Results Gardena, CA. Super Youth Circuit – Jan 2016
Delphine SYC LA 2:16
  Y14 Women’s Foil – Delphine Tan – Bronze Medal
Ethan Clayton SYC LA 2:16
Y14 Men’s Foil
Ethan Gassner – Silver Medal
Clayton Reid – Bronze Medal

Hikaru SYC 1:16

Y10 Women’s Foil
Hikaru Takagi – Bronze Medal

Roxanne - Hugo SYC 1:16
Y12 Women’s Foil
Roxanne Zaroff – Top 8
Latest College Placement
Danielle Ferdon 1
Congratulations on Danielle Ferdons’
acceptance into U Penn!
Results Treasure Chest Challenge – Jan. ’16
RYC Jan 2016
 Y14 Women’s Foil
Sabrina Cho – Gold Medal
Roxanne Zaroff  – 7th Place
Delphine Tan – 10th Place
 Y12 Women’s Foil
Roxanne Zaroff  – Gold Medal
Y14 Men’s Foil
Ethan Gassner – Gold Medal
Ethan Yu – Bronze Medal
Clayton Reid – 10th Place
Results NAC St. Louis – Jan. ’16
Senior Team Men’s Foil – Silver Medal
Women's Team Foil NAC Jan. '16
 Senior Team Women’s Foil – Silver Medal
 David Hadler NAC Jan. 2016
David Hadler 11th Place Div I Men’s Foil
Danielle Ferdon
Danielle Ferdon, Jr. Women’s Foil 13th Pl.
Results from the Denver, CO SYC/RCC
Denver I
 Denver III
Denver II
Denver IV
The results are in from the NAC in
Kansas City, MO.
Audrey - NAC KC 11-15
Audrey Hirschman wins a Bronze Medal in
the Y14 Women’s Foil event.
Aidan - NAC KC 11-15
…and Aidan Chu wins 6th place in the Cadet
men’s foil.
At the Bernie Stein Memorial Super Youth
Circuit Oct 2015 in Pheonix Arizona,
SFFC fencer Paige Luong brings home
Gold Medal Y14 WF, Sabrina Cho brings
home Silver. Juliana Hung wins Silver Y12
WF, James Chen makes top 8 Y12 MF,
Kenneth Kong makes top 8 Y14 MF, and
Olivia Kong wins 5th place Y10 WF
event-SFFC totals 6 top 8 medals!
SFFC welcomes the Japanese National Team
to our club!
Japanese National Team
SFFC welcomes #1 ranked Spanish fencer
Carlos Llavador World Cup competitor
and German National Team members to SFFC
SFFC’s Men’s team wins Bronze at the NAC
in Richmond, Virginia October 2015!
SFFC  Men's Foil NAC 10-15
SFFC fencer Danielle Ferdon takes 7th place at
the NAC in Richmond, Virginia October 2015!
Daniel Ferdon NAC 10-15
SFFC fencer Kerry Lu places 6th in Cadet
division at the NAC in Richmond, VA!
Kerry Lu NAC 10-15
SFFC fencers Joanne Luong and Juliana Hung
win Gold and Silver in the Y14 Women’s foil
at the Bay Cup at the Sport Fencing Center:  Richmond, CA on 9/27/15


SFFC fencers Lucas Wang and Brandon Yu
win Gold and Silver in the Sr. Men’s foil at the
Bay Cup at the North Bay Fencing Academy:
Santa Rosa, CA on 9/27/15


With a total of 11 Medals at the Treasure Island RYC 9/19-20/15, SFFC starts the season as the #1 club in the Bay Area with the most top 8 Medals, with Olympian and Female Head Coach Nadiya Fortunatova, Y14 Women’s Foil top 8 finalists Gayatri Bhanot and Delphine Tan, Y14 Gold Medalist Sabrina Cho, Y14 Men’s Gold Medalist Clayton Reid, Y14 Silver Medalist Audrey Hirschman and Head Coach Alex Fortunatov


RYC Y12 Women’s Foil Gold Medalist Juliana Hung and Top 8 Medalists Olivia Kong and Roxanne Zaroff with Olympian and Women’s Head Coach Nadiya Fortunatova at the RYC 9/19/15

Nadya with Jul Rox Olivia

SFFC fencer Andreas Shypertt wins Silver Medal at the Bay Cup 8/23/15 bravo Andreas and Coach Hugo!!!

Hugo Andreas

SFFC congratulates Yuki Ota 7/15 World Cup Gold Champion! Thanks to Yuki for visiting SFFC in October and fencing our members!



Juliana Hung
Juliana Hung finishes the 2014-15 fencing season ranked #1 in Y-10 women’s foil in the USA!

Forty-one SFFC fencers compete in the 2015 USA Summer Nationals in San Jose, CA.  Thirty of them make the top 32! This includes three silver medals, four bronze, three top eight finishes, five top sixteen and fourteen top thirty-two. Congratulations to each and everyone!

SFFC Results 2015 US Summer Championships San Jose, CA

Juliana Hung Silver Y10 Women’s Foil
Leo Zaroff Bronze Y14 Men’s Foil
Bronze Senior Team Men’s Foil
5th Place Senior Team Women’s Foil
Joanne Luong 5th Div II Women’s Foil
Zach Hammer Top 8 Div I-A Men’s Foil
Paul Wat 11th Junior Men’s Foil
Ben Hadler Bronze Div III Men’s Foil
Audrey Hirschman Silver Div III W. Foil
Ever Marinelli Bronze Div II Women’s Foil
Kerry Lu 10th Place Y-14 Men’s Foil
Kevin Lu 14th Place Y-14 Men’s Foil
Sabrina Cho 10th Place Y-12 W. Foil
Paige Luong 11th Place Y-14 W. Foil
David Hadler Top 16th Div I Men’s Foil
David Hadler 11th Place Junior Men’s Foil

Leo Zaroff finishes the 2014-15 fencing season ranked third in Y-14 men’s foil in the USA!

Young SFFC fencers bring home medals from the International Youth Bergstraßenturnier in Weinheim, Germany:

Y10 Women’s Foil – Juliana Hung: Gold medal
Y14 Women’s Foil – Team 1: Gold medal
Y14 Women’s Foil – Team 2: Silver medal
Y14 Men’s Foil – Team 1: Gold medal
Y12 Women’s Foil – Juliana Hung: Gold medal
Y14 Women’s Foil – Ever Marinelli: Silver medal
Y14 Men’s Foil – Ethan Gassner: Silver medal
Y12 Women’s Foil – Sabrina Cho: Silver medal
Y14 Women’s Foil – Delphine Tan & Audrey Hirschman: Bronze medal
Y12 and Y14 Men’s Foil – Sebastian Curley, Clayton Reid & Ethan Yu: Top 8

Danielle Ferdon is ranked #5 in the nation in Cadet Women’s Foil and alternate to US Cadet National Team for the World Championships!