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Owen Possick was honored last night in Weehawken by the Mayor with a proclamation that recognizes his accomplishments as a fencer and as a Weehawken resident. He got this award following his GOLD medal 🏆🥇at the October NAC. AFFA is really proud of Owen and this distinction. Congratulations. @ Weehawken, New Jersey

Meanwhile in NJ this weekend, while the older fencers were in Virginia Beach getting 5 National medals, the younger AFFA generation had a fantastic RYC tournament. Lola Possick earned GOLD 🏆🥇in Y12 & Y14, Aliya Grinberg got BRONZE🥉 as well in Y12 & Y14, Veronica Mika had a BRONZE🥉in Y12 and Top8 in Y14 and Zosia Marek & Anika Sinha earned a Top8 finish in respectively Y12 and Y14. Finally, Yelisey Kogan got a BRONZE🥉in Y8. What a great weekend. CONGRATS. @ New Jersey Fencing Alliance (NJFA)

FENCING FACTS

Fencing is one of the only four sports to be included in every modern Olympic Games, since the first in 1896. Fencing was also a sport in the original Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The tip of the fencing weapon is the second fastest moving object in sport; the first is the marksman’s bullet.

 

WHY FENCING

The sport of fencing is a uniquely classic sport. Fencing develops discipline, balance, coordination, and sportsmanship. It helps youth develop quicker reflexes and the ability to make fast analyses of tactical situations which transfer to problem solving skills. Mentally it is mind consuming, allowing not a moments break earning its nickname “Physical Chess”.

Fencing is a great channel for COLLEGE acceptance and athletics scholarships to the top universities around the country.

 

 

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