Result – March 2019

1. March North American Cup in Cleveland, OH

Y14 Women’s Épée: Faith Park – GOLD

Y12 Men’s Épée: Daniel Lee – GOLD &  Ian Park – SILVER

Y10 Men’s Épée: Samuel Lee – BRONZE

DV3 Men’s Épée:  Kozmo Rhyu – top8(6th place)

Y14 Team Women’s Épée: Four Pentateers (Faith Park, Michelle Lee, Erika Gumagay & Yedda Lee) – GOLD

Y14 Men’s Épée : Ian Park(26), Edward Kim(36), Kozmo Rhyu(49)

Y12 Women’s Épée : Minjae Kang(23), Kiera Taylor (24)

2. Friday Knight Fights Congrats to Faith Park who got GOLD!

3. Ben Gutenberg SYC Congratulations to Aanya Chawla who took BRONZE in Y12 Women’s Épée!

4. SJCC in Anaheim, CA

Michelle Lee: 13th in JWE
William Tae: 11th in JME
Kozmo Rhyu: 22nd in JME

5. Brent Nieman Epee RJC/RYCC in Atlanta Congratulations to our 12-year-old fencer, Yedda Lee for taking two BRONZEs in Y14WE & CdtWE and earning her D19! Also, congratulations to Nirali Igoe for taking SILVER in JWE. Awesome!!

6. Fairfax Challenge ROC Congratulations to Tianyi Zhang and Andrea Hu on their 3rd and 7th finishes in DV2ME.  Also, congratulations to Michelle Lee who got SILVER in DV1AWE at the same tournament.

7. Cherry Blossom Open 2019

Senior Women’s Épée
Faith Park: GOLD
Nirali Igoe: BRONZE

Senior Mixed Épée
William Tae: BRONZE
Faith Park: Top 8
Kozmo Rhyu: Top 16 & B19





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Result – February 2019

1. Premier Challenge ROC Great results for Penta fencers over the weekend! Congratulations to Nirali Igoe on taking SILVER and renewing her B19 in the Div1A Women’s Épée. Congratulations to Michelle Lee and Kyungmin Lee on their 2nd and 3rd finishes in DV2 Women’s Épée. Also, congratulations to Kozmo Rhyu who made top8 in the DV2 Men’s Épée at the same tournament.

2. Junior Olympic Championships in Denver, CO.  Congrats to Faith Park on taking Top 8(5th place) out of 255 participants and confirming her A19 in the Junior Women’s Épée. Congrats to Michelle Lee for her top32 (24th place) finish  and Faith Park for placing 35th in the same event. Also, congrats to Keegan O’Hara who made top 64 (49th place) out of 305 participants with national points in Cadet Men’s Épée. This was his first Junior Olympic Championship. We are very proud of you guys!

3. DCFC Youth Challenge

Y10 Mixed Épée
Jaden Kim – GOLD🥇
Ivy Zhao – SILVER🥈 (her first tournament)

Y12 Mixed Épée
Minjae Kang – GOLD🥇
Yedda Lee – BRONZE

4. CFC Open While our Jr & Cadet fencers were competing at JOs, other Penta fencers participated in CFC Open. Especially, congratulations to Dohyun Kim and Coach Bao on their BRONZE medal wins today! Also, Dohyun earned his C19! Awesome!!

5. Choco Therapy

William Tae: BRONZE & upgraded to an A19
Faith Park: BRONZE & renewed her A19
Timothy Lee: 5th & renewed his A19
Kyungmin Lee: top16 & upgraded to a B19
Nathan Yoon: top16 & renewed his B19
Armaan Chawla: top32 & upgraded to a D19
Lefu Chen: top32 & earned a D19
Jason Yi: 47th & earned a E19

6. Capitol Clash SYC & RCC

Y8 Women’s Épée
Gloria Lee – 6th place

Y10 Men’s Épée
Samuel Lee – SILVER

Y12 Women’s Épée
Kiera Taylor – 6th place

Y12 Men’s Épée
Ian Park – GOLD
Daniel Y Lee – BRONZE

Y14 Women’s Épée
Faith Park – BRONZE
Michelle Lee – 7th place

Y14 Men’s Épée
Ian Park – 5th

Cadet Women’s Épée
Faith Park – SILVER

Cadet Men’s Épée
Keegan O’Hara – 5th place

Y14 Women’s Foil
Lily Papadakis – 8th place

Veteran Men’s Épée
Paul Gumagay – 7th place & renewed C19




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Result – January 2019

1. Richmond RJCC Penta fencers are on a roll this weekend!

Junior Men’s Épée
Timothy Lee: SILVER
Keegan O’Hara: BRONZE with B2019
Nathan Yoon: 7th place

Junior Women’s Épée
Erika Gumagay: SILVER with C2019
Kyungmin Lee: BRONZE with C2019
Nirali Igoe: 5th place
Michelle Lee: 6th place

Junior Women’s Foil 
Lily Papadakis: BRONZE

Cadet Men’s Épée
Ian Park : BRONZE 
Kozmo Rhyu : BRONZE

Cadet Women’s Épée
Kyungmin Lee : BRONZE
Kiera Taylor : BRONZE


2. FAP-North D2 Épée in Wincote, PA Congratulations to Edward Kim who got BRONZE with E2019.

3. Magic City RJCC & RYC Erika Gumagay : SILVER in Y14 & Cadet and BRONZE in Junior. Kozmo Rhyu: 6th place in Cadet and SILVER with C2019 in Junior. So proud of you guys!!

4.  DCFC Champagne Challenge Congratulations to Keegan O’Hara who made top 8 and upgraded his rating to a C2019.

5. Apex Challenge RYC Congratulations to POFC youth fencers who represented our club.

Kiera Taylor: GOLD🏅in Y12WE & BRONZE  in Y14WE

Thomas Murphy: BRONZE in Y12ME & 5th place in Y14ME

Kylin Taylor: BRONZE  in Y10E

6. MDFC Junior Épée Open Congratulations to Armaan Chawla who placed 3rd and earned E2019.

7. St. James RJCC Congratulations to all our finalists!

Cadet Men’s Épée
Daniel Lee: GOLD & renewed C19
Keegan O’Hara: SILVER & renewed D19
Kozmo Rhyu: BRONZE  & earned D19
Ian Park: 8th place

Cadet Women’s Épée
Erika Gumagay: GOLD
Kyungmin Lee: SILVER

Cadet Women’s Foil
Lily Papadakis: GOLD

Junior Women’s Épée
Kyungmin Lee: SILVER
Erika Gumagay: BRONZE

Junior Men’s Épée
William Tae: 6th place

8. January NAC in Charlotte, NC Congratulations to Faith Park placed 34th in Senior Women’s Épée and 25th in Junior Women’s Epee.

9. Congratulations to Tim for being a part of the USA national Cadet team! Good luck Tim and Go USA!!


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December 2018

1. Fairfax Challenge RYC & RCC Penta fencers were killing it this weekend!

Y14 Women’s Épée
Lefu Chen : GOLD
Yedda Lee : 7th place 
Sena Flo : 8th place

Y12 Men’s Épée
Daniel Lee : GOLD
Ian Park : SILVER
Thomas Murphy : 8th place

Cadet Men’s Épée
Daniel Lee : GOLD
Ian Park : BRONZE

Y14 Men’s Épée
Daniel Lee : GOLD
Ian Park : 5th place
Edward Kim : 7th place

Y12 Women’s Épée
Chelsea Hu : BRONZE
Yedda Lee : 6th place
Minjae Kang : 7th place

Y14 Women’s Foil
Lefu Chen : 8th place


2. Jedi Challenge last weekend Congratulations to Lianhao Li who took BRONZE in Y14 Mixed Foil.

3. December NAC Great job to all Penta fencers who competed at Dec NAC in Cincinnati, OH. Special congrats go out to…

Lily Papadakis : Top16(12) DV2WF
Michelle Lee : Top16(12) DV2 WE
Kyungmin Lee : Top32(22) DV2WE
Faith Park : Top32 DV1WE
Bill Zheng : Top16(10) DV2ME

4. DCFC Youth Challenge Great results for Penta fencers over the weekend. Congratulations to Kozmo Rhyu and Joshua Mun on their 1st and 3rd finishes in Y14 Mixed Epee.

5. Richard F Oles Memorial Charm City Classic ROC  Timothy Lee and Faith Park fenced very well in DV1A and both fencers took home SILVER medals.

6. Stoccata River Otter RJCC Congratulations to Nirali Igoe for getting GOLD🥇and qualifying for JOs in Junior Women’s Epee. Also, congratulations to Keegan O’Hara who got 6th place in Junior Men’s Epee. He earned regional junior points for JO as well.

7. Thrust Fall ROC Congratulations to Michelle Lee who got SILVER in DV2 Women’s Epee. Also, congratulations to Kozmo Rhyu placed 9th in DV2 Men’s Epee.

8.  ACN Atlanta Foil RJCC Lily Papadakis made the podium this weekend by taking double GOLD medals in Cadet and Junior WF.

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2018 POFC Holiday Party

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November 2018

  1. Cobra Challenge SYC & RCCY14 Men’s Epee
    Ian Park – BRONZE & D2018
    Daniel Lee – 5th place & E2018

    Y12 Women’s Epee
    Kiera Taylor – SILVER

    Y12 Men’s Epee
    Daniel Lee – GOLD
    Ian Park – SILVER

    Y8 Women’s Epee
    Gloria Lee – 8th place

    Cadet Men’s Epee
    Timothy Lee – SILVER

  2.  Mid-west RJCC & ROC William got SILVER medal in Jr Men’s Epee and Nirali got BRONZE in DV1 Women’s Epee.
  3. DCFC Champagne Challenge Congratulations to Timothy Lee for getting second place.
  4. November NACFaith Park – GOLD in Y14 WE
    5th place in Junior WE & A2018
    13th place in Cadet WE
    Kyungmin Lee – 56th place in Cadet WE
    Michelle Lee – 61st place in Cadet WE

    Timothy Lee – 11th place in Cadet ME
    William Tae – 37th place in Cadet ME
    Nathan Yoon – 58th place in Cadet ME
    Kozmo Rhyu – 30th place in Y14 ME

  5. Rockland Fencers Club Epee Open Congratulations to Timothy for taking Silver medal in Senior Men’s Epee.
  6. Joan of Arc Open Congratulations to Lefu Chen for taking Silver medal in Senior Women’s Foil and Rakyung Lee for taking Bronze medal in Senior Women’s Epee.
  7. Halloweenie Youth Congratulations to Caden Zhang for taking 3rd in 12 mixed epee.
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September – October 2018

  1. All Hallows Open Coach Young got GOLD🥇and upgraded his rating to A2018. Also, Tim got BRONZE and Bill got top8(6th) & D2018 in the same competition.

  2. Jedi Challenge POFC 12-year-old fencers, Ian Park and Daniel Lee met on the final strip in Cadet Mixed Epee.
  3. JO qualifier in VA Division Michelle Lee – SILVER in Junior 🥈,  Nathan Yoon & Timothy Lee – BRONZE in Junior 🥉,  Keegan O’Hara- GOLD in Cadet🥇
  4. American Challenge ROC  Congratulations to Nirali Igoe on her top 16 finish in Div1A Women’s Epee.
  5. Friends of DCFC Saturday Night DV3 Mixed Epee Congrats to Justin Oh for taking 2nd place. And Erika Gumagay who got 7th place in Div2 Women’s Epee.
  6. DCFC Youth Challenge Congratulations to Hyeondo (Aiden) Jung on winning BRONZE in Y10 Men’s Epee.
  7. 2018 Gerrie Baumgart SYC in Denver, CO Congrats to Taylor who got 5th place in Y12 Women’s Epee .
  8. October NAC Faith Park: top 16(15th) in Division 1 Women’s Epee, Michelle Lee: top 16 in Division 2 Women’s Epee, Lily Papadakis: top 64 (47th) in Cadet Women’s Foil.
  9. Fairfax Challenge SYC Overall, Penta won 10 medals and 18 fencers earned national points.Y14 Women’s Epee
    Faith Park – BRONZE
    Erika Gumagay – BRONZE & D18

    Y14 Men’s Epee
    Ian Park – 5th place
    Kozmo Rhyu – 8th place

    Y12 Women’s Epee
    Kiera Taylor – BRONZE
    Minjae Kang – 8th place

    Y12 Men’s Epee
    Daniel Y Lee – BRONZE
    Ian Park – 5th place

    Y10 Women’s Epee
    Kylin Taylor – BRONZE

    Y10 Men’s Epee
    Samuel Y Lee – BRONZE

  10. Richmond Fall RYCY12 Men’s Epee
    Ian Park – GOLD🥇
    Daniel Lee – SILVER 🥈

    Y12 Women’s Epee
    Kiera Taylor – GOLD🥇
    Yedda Lee – BRONZE 🥉
    Minjae Kang – BRONZE🥉

    Y14 Men’s Epee
    Ian Park – GOLD🥇
    Daniel Lee – BRONZE 🥉
    Kozmo Rhyu – BRONZE 🥉

    Y14 Women’s Epee
    Erika Gumagay – GOLD🥇
    Kiera Taylor – BRONZE🥉
    Minjae Kang – 7th place

    Y10 Women’s Epee
    Kylin Taylor – BRONZE🥉
    Gloria Lee – 6th place
    Minsio Kang – 7th place

    Y10 Men’s Epee
    Samuel Lee – BRONZE🥉
    Lianhan Li – 6th place
    Aiden Lee – 8th place

    Y14 Women’s Foil
    Lily Papadakis – SILVER🥈
    Lefu Chen – BRONZE🥉

  11. Loudoun Season Starter DV3 Epee Tournament Kozmo Rhyu went to his first senior competition and placed 3rd with an E rating.

  12. Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament Paul Gumagay placed 5th.
  13. CFC Epee Open Keegan O’Hara placed 5th.
  14. Durkan Regional Showcase RJCC Congratulations to Lily Papadakis who took 6th place and upgraded her rating to C2018 in Cadet Women’s Foil.
  15. Valkyrie I Women’s Open Lefu(Katherine) Chen took 5th place and earned E2018 in Senior Women’s Foil. Faith and Michelle made top 8 in Senior Women’s Epee.
  16. BFC Back to School Youth Event Thomas Murphy: BRONZE in Y12 & Y14
    Minjae Kang: 5th place in Y12
    Lianhan Li: 8th place in Y12
  17. Albert Chikayev Memorial ROC – Division 1 A Women’s Epee                                    Faith Park : GOLD
    Michelle Lee : SILVER & C18
    Kyungmin Lee: 6th place
    Nirali Igoe: 13th place
  18. Bruce Fusner Memorial Epee RJCC & RYC in Atlanta, GA                                          Kiera Taylor: GOLD in Y12WE & 7th in Y14WE
    Kylin Taylor: SILVER in Y10WE
    Keegan O’Hara: 7th in CadetME
    Chelsea Hu: 5th in Y12WE
  19. LFA Albert Chikayev Memorial ROC Congratulations to Michelle Lee who got SILVER in DV2 Women’s Epee
  20. North Texas SYC Congratulations to Lily Papadakis for getting D2018 in Cadet Women’s Foil.
  21. Boston Fencing Club SYC Congratulations to Ian Park for placing 7th in Y14ME and 5th in Y12ME.






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Timothy’s summer 2018

Timothy visited Korea National Team Training Center, took part in training and fenced with Korean National Fencing Team. It’s such an honor and an amazing experience ever! BIG thank you to Korea National Fencing Team !!!

Also, Timothy competed in extra fencing round with Korea high school squad at the Korea National Modern Pentathlon competition and he met Jinhwa Jung and Woongtae Jun who are ranked No.1 and No.2 in the Morden Pentathlon world rankings. Deeply appreciate Korea Morden Pentathlon Association that you gave him an unforgettable experience!

Many special thanks go out to Coach Young’s former coaches, teammates, and students!!

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Result in August 2018

1. BFC Tractor Pull

Congratulations to Faith Park and Keegan O’Hara on their 1st and top 8 finishes in senior mixed epee. Keep up the great work!!!

2. Mid-south Fencers’ Club “Big Blue” 2018

Congratulations to Faith Park who got 1st place in Senior Women’s Epee. Awesome!!!

3. Stoccata Panther RJCC in FL

Congratulations to Lily Papadakis who got GOLD in Cadet Women’s Foil and BRONZE in Junior Women’s FoilIMG_3453IMG_3504IMG_3635. Way to go Lily!!

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June & July 2018

CFC Mixed Epee Open

Congratulations to Faith Park for taking 1st place and Dohyun Kim for getting 8th place & D2018. Well done!!!

2018 Summer National & July Challenge

Faith Park: 7th in Y14 / 14th in Cadet / 22nd in Junior / 17th in Div1A / 34th in the Div1

Nirali Igoe: 30th in Div1A

Michelle Lee: 17th in Y12 / 21st in Y14 / 38th in Cadet

Kyungmin Lee: 9th and  D2018 in Div2

Yedda Lee: 24th in Y12

Timothy Lee: 37th in Y14 / 20th in Cadet

Daniel Yedarm Lee: 25th in Y12 / 61st in Y14

Kozmo Rhyu: 18th in Y12

Samuel Yechan Lee: 16th in Y10

Paul Gumagay: 21st in Vet50

Richmond Tune-up Open

Shout out to Nirali Igoe for finishing in top 8 in Senior Mixed Epee.

Tune-up Open Tournament

Congrats to Nathan Yoon and Timothy Lee on their top 8 finishes. Also, congrats to one of our campers, Bowen Wang on his 5th place finish.

DCFC Youth Challenge

This competition was a great way for the fencers to get prepared in nationals!! In this rate they will do great!! The penta fencers worked very hard and I’m very proud! Congratulations to all!!

Y10 Mixed Epee
Samuel Lee : GOLD

Y12 Mixed Epee
Edward Kim : GOLD
Kozmo Rhyu : SILVER
Daniel Yedarm Lee : BRONZE
Yedda Lee : 5th place

Y14 Mixed Epee
Edward Kim : GOLD
Erika Gumagay : SILVER
Daniel Yedarm Lee : BRONZE
Jason Yi : 5th place


Fencers Club Youth Epee

Congratulations to Kozmo Rhyu on taking SILVER medals in the Y12 and Y14 Men’s Epee .

Third Friends of DCFC Epee Team Challenge

Team POFC “The Three Pentateers” won SILVER . Congrats to Nirali, Rakyung & Faith!

Jedi Challenge

Congratulations to Ian Park and Justin Oh on their 1st and 2nd place finishes in Y14 Mixed Epee.



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