Canadian Fencing Federation – Canada finished strong at the 2019 Junior/Cadet Pan American Fencing Championship by bringing home a total of 16 medals and four titles, which is five medals more than the 2018 Pan American Championships.
Canada competed in Men’s Epee, Women’s Epee and Men’s Sabre in the last three days of the competition. Ted Vinnitchouk (TFC, Ontario) brought home gold in Men’s Junior Epee. He defeated Leandro Sauri (MEX) 15-8 in the semifinals and then went up against Alexander Camargo (BRA) 15-14 to win gold in an exciting final. Fynn Fafard(DYN, British Columbia) finished 16th overall in the same competition.
Continuing to medal for Canada was Ariane Leonard who took home bronze in Junior Women’s Epée. After defeating Rosario Del Rio Diaz (CHI) 15-12 to advance to the semifinals, Leonard then lost against Danierys Maya (VEN) 15-14 in the final to earn silver. Also placing in Junior Women’s Epée was Shirley Guo who placed 9th and Christina Zozulya who finished 10th overall.
Taking home silver in Junior Women’s Epée Team was Tamara Booy (FAOC, Alberta), Shirley Guo (VGO, Ontario), Ariane Leonard (OM-, Québec), and Christina Zozulya(DYN, British Columbia). The Canadian team defeated Brazil 45-39 to advance to the semifinals, where they defeated Chile 41-35. Canada then lost in the finals 45-33 against the USA to win silver.
Another team who took home silver was the Junior Men’s Sabre Team of François Cauchon (BRE, Québec), Angelo Chiara (BRE, Québec), Nicholas Dinu (MEC, Quebec), and Andrew Wei (BRE, Québec). The team defeated Puerto Rico in the semifinals 45-25 to advance to the finals, where they lost a close 45-40 to the USA to finish second. Canada’s Junior Men’s Epée Team of Nathan Brunet (OM-, Québec), Fynn Fafard, Seraphim Hsieh Jarov (DYN, British Columbia), and Ted Vinnitchoukplaced 5th overall.
In Junior Individual Men’s Sabre action, Francois Cauchon defeated Hender Madina (VEN) 15-8 to advance to the semifinals, where Cauchon lost against eventual gold medalist Kamar Sweete (USA) 15-11 to win bronze. Also placing top 16 In Junior Men’s Sabre was Angelo Chiara who finished 7th, Nicholas Dinu who was 9th, and Andrew Wei who finished 16th overall.
Nicholas Dinu won gold for Canada in Cadet Men’s Sabre. Dinu defeated David Echartea (MEX) 15-9 to advance to the semifinals. He then went on to defeat Matheus Becker (BRA) 15-8 to advance to the finals, where Dinu defeated Fabio Salles (BRA) by the score of 15-12 to win gold. Also medaling in Cadet Men’s Sabre was Brendan He(AXF, Ontario) who defeated fellow Canadian, Shae McFadden (MGB, Manitoba), 15-11 to advance to the semifinals. He then lost a close match against Fabio Salles (BRA) to take home bronze. Also finishing top 16 was Thomas Greenwood (AFC, British Columbia) who finished 7th and Shae McFadden was 8th overall.
Christina Zozulya brought home silver in Cadet Women’s Epée after she defeated fellow Canadian, Shirley Guo, 15-13 to move onto the finals. Zozulya lost in the finals against Greta Candreva (USA) 15-8 to finish second. Placing right behind Zozulya was Shirley Guo. Guo defeated Audrey Taylor (USA) 15-11 to move onto the semifinals, where she lost a close match to Zozulya to earn bronze. Also placing top 16 was Grace Xu (VGO, Ontario) in 12th and Grace Hu (VGO, Ontario) who finished 13th overall.
Placing 6th overall was Nathan Brunet in Cadet Men’s Epée, along with Jason Man Kit Li (TFC, Ontario) who was 15th overall.
Following is a summary of all medalists and top 16 fencers for Canada:
|1st||Jessica Zi Jia Guo||HHF||Ontario||Junior Women’s Foil|
|1st||Jessica Zi Jia Guo||HHF||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Foil|
|1st||Ted Vinnitchouk||TFC||Ontario||Junior Men’s Epee|
|1st||Nicholas Dinu||MEC||Quebec||Cadet Men’s Saber|
|2nd||Jessica Zi Jia Guo||HHF||Ontario||Junior Women’s Foil Team|
|2nd||Xiangxin He||HHF||Ontario||Junior Women’s Foil Team|
|2nd||Annie Lin||TFC||Ontario||Junior Women’s Foil Team|
|2nd||Catherine Wu||HHF||Ontario||Junior Women’s Foil Team|
|2nd||François Cauchon||BRE||Québec||Junior Men’s Sabre Team|
|2nd||Angelo Chiara||BRE||Québec||Junior Men’s Sabre Team|
|2nd||Nicholas Dinu||MEC||Quebec||Junior Men’s Sabre Team|
|2nd||Andrew Wei||BRE||Québec||Junior Men’s Sabre Team|
|2nd||Tamara Booy||FAOC||Alberta||Junior Women’s Epee Team|
|2nd||Shirley Guo||VGO||Ontario||Junior Women’s Epee Team|
|2nd||Ariane Leonard||OM||Quebec||Junior Women’s Epee Team|
|2nd||Christina Zozulya||DYN||British Columbia||Junior Women’s Epee Team|
|2nd||Christina Zozulya||DYN||British Columbia||Cadet Women’s Epee|
|3rd||Blake Brozus||OM||Québec||Junior Men’s Foil|
|3rd||Niklas Holland||N/A||USA||Junior Men’s Foil Team|
|3rd||Brian Li||YRK||Ontario||Junior Men’s Foil Team|
|3rd||Patrick Liu||OTT||Ontario||Junior Men’s Foil Team|
|3rd||Simon Poon||TFC||Ontario||Junior Men’s Foil Team|
|3rd||Niklas Holland||N/A||USA||Cadet Men’s Foil|
|3rd||Annie Lin||TFC||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Foil|
|3rd||François Cauchon||BRE||Québec||Junior Men’s Sabre|
|3rd||Ariane Leonard||OM||Québec||Junior Women’s Epee|
|3rd||Brendan He||AXF||Ontario||Cadet Men’s Saber|
|3rd||Shirley Guo||VGO||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Epee|
|4th||Jane Chen||BRE||Québec||Junior Women’s Saber Team|
|4th||Laurie-Ann Lamothe||SPA||Québec||Junior Women’s Saber Team|
|4th||Jia Qi Wu||BRE||Québec||Junior Women’s Saber Team|
|4th||Catherine Wu||HHF||Ontario||Junior Women’s Saber Team|
|5th||Brian Li||YRK||Ontario||Junior Men’s Foil|
|5th||Jane Chen||BRE||Québec||Cadet Women’s Sabre|
|5th||Nathan Brunet||OM||Québec||Junior Men’s Epee Team|
|5th||Fynn Fafard||DYN||British Columbia||Junior Men’s Epee Team|
|5th||Seraphim Jarov Hsieh||DYN||British Columbia||Junior Men’s Epee Team|
|5th||Ted Vinnitchouk||TFC||Ontario||Junior Men’s Epee Team|
|6th||Patrick Liu||OTT||Ontario||Cadet Men’s Foil|
|6th||Catherine Wu||HHF||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Foil|
|6th||Nathan Brunet||OM||Québec||Cadet Men’s Epee|
|7th||Angelo Chiara||BRE||Québec||Junior Men’s Sabre|
|7th||Thomas Greenwood||AFC||British Columbia||Cadet Men’s Sabre|
|8th||Niklas Holland||N/A||USA||Junior Men’s Foil|
|8th||Darren Dong||NYF||Ontario||Cadet Men’s Foil|
|8th||Shae McFadden||MGB||Manitoba||Cadet Men’s Saber|
|9th||Nicholas Dinu||MEC||Quebec||Junior Men’s Saber|
|9th||Shirley Guo||VGO||Ontario||Junior Women’s Epee|
|10th||Christina Zozulya||DYN||British Columbia||Junior Women’s Epee|
|12th||Simon Poon||TFC||Ontario||Cadet Men’s Foil|
|12th||Xiangxin He||HHF||Ontario||Cadet Men’s Foil|
|12th||Grace Xu||VGO||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Epee|
|13th||Judy Zhang||AXF||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Sabre|
|13th||Grace Hu||VGO||Ontario||Cadet Women’s Epee|
|14th||Laurie-Ann Lamothe||SPA||Québec||Cadet Women’s Sabre|
|15th||Patrick Liu||OTT||Ontario||Junior Men’s Foil|
|15th||Laurie-Ann Lamothe||SPA||Québec||Junior Women’s Sabre|
|15th||Jason Man Kit Li||TFC||Ontario||Cadet Men’s Epee|
|16th||Jia Qi Wu||BRE||Québec||Junior Women’s Sabre|
|16th||Fynn Fafard||DYN||British Columbia||Junior Men’s Epee|
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