Three Consecutive International Medals for Garwood Fencing Club Athletes

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WS Team Costa Rica

A grueling World Cup schedule marked the start of the 2015 fencing season. Garwood’s Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy (AFFA) student athletes, representing Team USA, stood on the podium wearing hard-fought hardware for their country, earning medals in Poland, Costa Rica and Hungary World Cups.

The second of the three world cups took place in San Jose, Costa Rica. AFFA fencer Olivia Szumilo (Staten Island, NY) was a member of Team USA’s squad of four. The Junior (U-20) World Cup is a crucial tournament for USA’s overall world ranking. The team was seeded 1st going into the tournament, earning a bye into the semi-final round. USA then defeated Canada 45-31 and advanced to fence against the 2nd seeded Mexican team. In the final match, the Americans were upset 45-35, bringing home the Silver…

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