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  • Armonk Siblings Zachary, Sylvie Binder Win Fencing Honors

    Armonk Siblings Zachary, Sylvie Binder Win Fencing Honors

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    ARMONK, N.Y. — Two Armonk siblings Zachary “Zach” Binder and Sylvie Binder excelled at this year’s USA National Fencing Championships and North American Cup held recently in Columbus, Ohio. Zach Binder bested a field of 122 fencers from across the United States to finish in the top spot as the national 2014 Y10 men’s foil champion. By winning the competition, Zach also earned his “D” rating moving up from his previously unrated (or “U”) status. The highest rating a fencer can obtain is an “A”. Zach’s win also helped him finish the fencing year with a number three ranking in the country based on points. The win caps a year in which Zach earned multiple gold medals in local and regional competitions – in addition to the Y10 age group, Zach competes in age-based competitions for fencers up to age 17. Sylvie Binder also had a superlative national competition taking home two silver medals – one for a second place […]

  • Get to know… Olympic fencer Dima Chumak

    Get to know… Olympic fencer Dima Chumak

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    DARIEN — For a few hours every Sunday, the second floor of the Darien VFW building on Noroton Avenue is transformed into a studio for the Darien Fencing Club.

    At a recent session, two pairs of crouching young fencers, dressed in face masks and chest protectors, squared up. The junior swordsmen shuffled forward and back strategically.

  • Parents of Aspiring Olympians Wrestle With the Cost, TD Ameritrade Finds

    Parents of Aspiring Olympians Wrestle With the Cost, TD Ameritrade Finds

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      Raising an Olympian can be expensive, and TD Ameritrade (AMTD) wants to help. The online brokerage, a sponsor of the Olympics, announced on Monday the findings of a new survey that says many parents put their own savings and financial needs on the back burner to pay for youth sports. The lesson, though, isn’t to give up on dreams of making it to the Olympics or professional sports, according to Carrie Braxdale, managing director of investor services at TD Ameritrade. Parents should commit to finding the right balance. Based on responses to the survey, parents believe participating in sports teaches life lessons, boosts confidence and provides health benefits through regular exercise. Families also find sports to be fulfilling. Parents said they enjoy watching their children excel in sports, and they can bond with kids over a shared interest. Parents spend an average of $100 to $500 a month per child on competitive sports, TD Ameritrade said. Nearly 20% spend […]

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  • Darien Fencing Club Competition Video, Part 1

    Darien Fencing Club Competition Video, Part 1

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  • U.S. FENCERS WIN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE IN TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

    U.S. FENCERS WIN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE IN TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

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    (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Team USA’s women’s foil fencers took the top three positions on the podium at the Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup in Germany on Sunday. For Sylvie Binder (Armonk, N.Y.), Morgan Partridge (Swansea, Mass.) and Stefani Deschner (Mechanicsville, Va.), the results were strikingly similar to the Gyor Cadet European Cup in Hungary in September where the trio also won three medals with Partridge taking gold, Deschner winning silver and Binder taking bronze. All three fencers began the day with undefeated records in the first pools and Partridge ended the early rounds with a perfect, 11-0, record while Binder and Deschner lost just one bout each. In the direct elimination rounds, Binder held each of her first four opponents to single digit scores as she racked up wins against Sabina Hendrichova (CZE), 15-4; Beatrice Kudlacek (AUT), 15-5; Sophie Werner (GER), 15-8; and Alina Malyshkina (RUS), 15-4. Binder lost her next bout by a touch at 10-9 to Leonie Ebert […]

  • 2016 Winter/Spring Class Schedule

    2016 Winter/Spring Class Schedule

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    Dear Darien Parents: Our fall/winter semester is just about to end and we wanted to congratulate all of our fencers on a great first half of the year. Over the past three and a half months, everyone has worked very hard to learn the basics of footwork, bladework and strategy. We had several internal competitions and competed as a unit in the Candlewood Holloween tournament where we got valuable competitive experience and even won a medal or two! Congratulations on that. We have some great plans in store for the upcoming semester with Coach Dima offering more private lesson time, upgrades to our scoring devices and a few more tournaments where we will represent Darien and go for the gold in multiple age categories.   The following dates constitute the 2016 winter/spring class schedule: 1/10, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/19   There are a total of 19 […]

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