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  • Armonk teen Sylvie Binder wins gold at national fencing tournament

    Armonk teen Sylvie Binder wins gold at national fencing tournament

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    Sylvie Binder, 13, of Armonk, won the gold medal in the 14-and-under women’s foil at the United States Fencing Association’s Super Youth Circuit fencing tournament held Jan. 5 in Durham, N.H. Binder, who went into the tournament ranked No. 12 nationally in her age category, bested a field of 61 fencers from all over the country. Her ranking is expected to improve as a result of the win, her father, Jeffrey, said. Binder’s next test will come at the United States Fencing Association’s North American Cup beginning Jan. 18 in Louisville, where she will compete among older fencers, including several Olympians from the 2012 London Games. In February, she is expected to compete at the USFA’s Junior Olympic competition in Baltimore. Binder is in the 8th grade at H.C. Crittenden Middle School in Armonk. She trains at the Fencing Academy of Westchester in Hawthorne with coach Slava Grigoriev, a two-time Olympian. Fencing champion Sylvie Binder with her gold medal. (Jan. 10, 2013) […]

  • Darien fencing can help kids lunge to success

    Darien fencing can help kids lunge to success

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    Soccer. Basketball. Football. Gymnastics. Baseball. Fencing. Fencing? Yes, fencing. A sport that a child can start learning at a young age, and one activity that isn’t normally in the lexicon when it comes to kids and parents talking about the usual suspects of athletic pursuits. The four-year-old Darien Fencing Club, located in the VFW Hall on Noroton Avenue in Darien, is a Mecca for kids from both Fairfield and Westchester counties to discover how fencing can be a foil (of sorts) to the inability to concentrate or focus on a particular task at hand. “Fencing is a sport that is intensely individualistic, yet at its core demands consideration of and respect for others,” Jeffrey Binder, owner of the club, said. “It is a physically demanding sport, that is equally mental.” Darien Fencing Club is a member of the United States Fencing Association and is a fully-insured organization, offering group fencing lessons to children age 7 to 13. Classes meet weekly […]

  • Big win for USA and Darien Fencing Club at a Cadet International Tournament in Hungary

    Big win for USA and Darien Fencing Club at a Cadet International Tournament in Hungary

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  • Big win for USA and Darien Fencing Club at a Cadet International Tournament in Hungary

    Big win for USA and Darien Fencing Club at a Cadet International Tournament in Hungary

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  • Fencing for Charity

    Fencing for Charity

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    Fencing sensation Sylvie Binder of Armonk, New York is an eighth grader with initiative! She is ranked 10th in the country within her age group and has won numerous national competitions. In early 2012, Sylvie took the opportunity to blend her love for fencing with her love of the environment. She organized the “Go Green” Beginners Fencing Charity Tournament for fencers ranging in age from 8 to 12 years old. The tournament was a hit with more than 30 young fencers competing. It was so successful, in fact, that Sylvie decided to make the fencing tournament an annual event! All proceeds will again be donated to the Fund. Sylvie’s “Going Green” in 2013! The second annual fencing tournament will take place on April 20th with a new twist: beginner fencers will be paired with a more experienced fencer who can serve as a mentor throughout the competition. Sylvie said in a letter to the Fund, “I am happy to help […]

  • 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 […]

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