PAL fencers give thanks, head to nationals


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  • The youth fencers had great success recently and Allen Trudnos did so well he automatically qualified for nationals. Students, parents, and NFA offer heartfelt thanks to PAL for making it all possible. (Photos provided).




  • Fencing Sessions at PAL SPARTA.




  • En garde! Young fencers at the PAL building in Sparta, where they learn their skills.




  • Allen Trudnos at the Super Youth Regional Youth 14 Men’s Saber Tournament on Nov. 2018. Based on his performance, he automatically qualifies for the national championships this Summer and he is now ranked eigth in New Jersey. (Photos provided).




Local fencers had great success at a recent competition and thanks are being given to the Sparta Police Athletice League. The PAL building in Sparta is where the youth learned their skills.

The National Fencing Alliance (NFA) offers group fencing lessons on Wednesdays at the Police Atheltic League (PAL) building, which is located at 38 Station Rd. NFA Young saber and foil fencers boys and girls, age 9 to 15 learn and practice on Wednesdays under Maestro Trudnos, NFA Fencing Head Coach. The youth can later use their skills on a college level.

NFA saber graduate Cameron Flores will continue his Sparta fencing experience at Vassar College NY as a first-year student on the saber Men’s team. On Nov. 24, 2018 Allen Trudnos, NFA saber fencer and 8th grader at Pope John XXIII Middle School, competed at East Coast Super Regional Youth Fencing Tournament. The 148 best young fencers in the USA, from Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Oregon, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington DC and Canada competed at Youth 14 Men’s Saber. In the pool sessions fencers competed to 5 touches. Trudnos won 5 matches and lost only one bout, 3:5, to Denner Lysander, Connecticut the future Y14 Men’s Saber Champion.

After pools, young fencers competed at Direct Elimination (DE) to 15 touches (winners advanced forward). First DE Allen received a ‘Bye’ due to great results at pool session. Second Defence Skinner Graham, New England. Allen won 15:9 won most points from fast attacks. Third DE A. Trudnos fence Pan Jerry, Canadian fencer with much higher experience on national level. After exiting the bout, Allen lost 12:15.

Allen Trudnos received 42 USA National Points ratings and is ranked eigth at Youth 14 Men’s Saber in New Jersey. He also automatically qualified to compete at the 2018 USA Fencing Summer National Championships. Tournaments will be held from June 28 to July 7, in St. Louis, MO. The 10-day Championships event will bring more than 4,000 fencers from USA and Canada.

National Fencing Alliance (NFA) with coaches, parents and students offer a big note of thanks to PAL Director Ernie Reigstad for his support of youth fencing in Sparta.

Any youth students interesting to learn fencing as Olympic sport can visit the NFA website at: www.nationalfencing.com or call the NFA office: (973)910-3774






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