Congratulations to Bartosz Kuligowski for taking Gold and to William Elloway for taking Bronze in the Southern California RYC in Pasadena, CA in Men’s Y10 Epee! Both boys showed great fencing and a great friendship cheering for and helping each other.
This is the second tournament in a row that Bartosz has taken Gold. His excellent performance two weeks ago at the national-level SYC tournament in Dallas, Texas in both the Y10 and Y12 categories raised him in the national ranks for Y10 Men’s Epee, and currently he is rated #3 in the U.S.! Well done, Bartosz!
William’s mom Bonnie shared the following anecdote. Prior to going to the tournament, which was held in the scorching heat, Bonnie told William that it was too hot and he could leave his AFM uniform jacket behind in the hotel room. “Mom, I need my jacket for the podium!” replied William. He had faith in himself to place in the tournament. When you can visualize your success, it will come!
Another notable achievement at the same RYC was Jade Welder’s 8th place medal in her first Y14 tournament as she just moved to the Y14 category from Y12. Great job, Jade!
We had more AFMers fencing at this tournament and we are proud of their fencing and how they handled the competition: for a few it was their first fencing competition ever.
Guys, visualize your success!