Morristown Fencer Wins Bronze At Major Tournament

Twelve year old foil fencer Chase Emmer from Morris Township is no stranger to success on the national fencing stage. He continues his success this season by winning the Silver and Bronze medals at two major regional tournaments in Long Island and Suffern, New York.

Emmer competed against 68 top level youth fencers in the Thrust Fall Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Youth 12 years and under Men’s Foil event. He demonstrated strong fencing in the initial pool bouts and remained undefeated. This seeded him at number one before the direct elimination bouts.
Emmer won the Bronze medal after competing against 52 top ranked youth fencers at the prestigious Mission Regional Junior Cadet Circuit 2016 Region Three tournament. He was ranked at number eight after a difficult pool and displayed great agility and tenacity to make his way through the direct elimination bouts until he was defeated.
Emmer attends the Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown and trains at the V Fencing Club in Livingston. He has been under the tutelage of former Ukrainian international fencing champion, Coach Serge Vashkevich for a number of years.
Vashkevich says, “Chase is a strong fencer who is developing more confidence with a higher level of skills which we are working on. He is able to use these new skills when he practices with the national and international foil fencers at the new club. I am really excited about his progress.”

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