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Alexander Liu and Samuel Imrek

Alexander Liu and Samuel Imrek

Students including (pictured, from left) Alexander Liu and Samuel Imrek from local fencing club Alliance Fencing Academy brought home 16 medals from the largest fencing tournament in the world. The USA Fencing Summer Nationals and July Challenge (Summer Nationals) was held in Minnesota. Alliance fencers brought home two gold medals, two silver medals, one bronze medal, and 11 top-8 medals. Based on year-long results, four Alliance fencers earned positions on the United States Fencing Teams for the upcoming year including Tokyo Olympian Anna Van Brummen, who will fence on the Women’s Epee Senior World Championship team, and Samuel and Alexander will fence for USA’s Cadet World Championship team; Yasmine Khamis will join the team, too (Women’s Epee).

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