New York Athletic Club Fencing Match


The New York Athletic Club fencing program has a long and proud history of success at the highest levels.

Since its inception, the fencing program has produced world champions, Olympic medalists, national champions, NCAA champions, Pan American champions, Maccibia Games champions, junior world champions and Junior Olympic champions.

The NYAC fencing team had five Olympians in 1996, two in 2000, three in 2004, two in 2008, six in 2012 and five in 2016. NYAC members Kelley Hurley, Courtney Hurley and Maya Lawrence won bronze medals in women's epée at the London Games of 2012.

  • Team Schedule
    • The fencing team practices each week, Monday through Friday, from 6pm to 9pm, on Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm and on Sundays from 10am to 3pm.

      College students: You can fence in the New York Athletic Club's excellent facilities every day. For details, contact Michael Aufrichtig at

  • Roster
    • Greta Candreva
      Ariana Mangano
      Natalie Vie
      Kat Holmes
      Mina Yamanaka
      Cedric Mecke
      Teddy Lombardo
      Hunter Candreva
      Josh Zhang
      Gareth Spiteri
      Ryan Griffiths
      Dylan Nollner
      Nicole Ross
      Sylvie Binder
      Quinn Crum
      Alexander Abend
      Daniel Bak
      Holly Buechel
      Lindsay Campbell
      Gabriel Canaux
      Lorenzo Casertano
      Richard Cohen
      Vassil Etropolski
      Andrew Fischl
      Clifford Fishler
      Danielle Henderson
      Jacob Hoyle
      Courtney Hurley
      Kelley Hurley
      Tommi Hurme
      Ben Igoe
      James Kaull
      Kai-Moritz Keller
      Seth Kelsey
      Lydia Kopecky
      Maya Lawrence
      Margaret Lu
      Victoria Mo
      Jimmy Moody
      Aleksandr Nazarov
      Jon Normile
      Evan Prochniak
      Jason Pryor
      Daria Schneider
      Ashley Seversen
      Edward Sherrill
      Jeff Spear
      William Spear
      Soren Thompson
      Alexander Tsinis
      Benjamin Ungar
      Adam Watson
      Jonathan Yergler

  • Program Highlights
    • July 2015

      In June it was announced by USA Fencing that Seth Kelsey, NYAC member and American fencing icon, is one of six candidates for election into the USA Fencing Hall of Fame. The inductions will take place at a special ceremony in 2016.
      As a cadet at the US Air Force Academy, Kelsey was a standout student-athlete. He received the Athletic-Achievement Award, earned his bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and was the 2003 NCAA champion in men’s epee.
      At the 2010 Senior World Championships, he led the US men’s epee team to a silver medal. This was the first medal ever won by a US men’s team at the World Championships; but, it wouldn’t be their last. In 2012, Team USA moved one step up the ladder, taking an unprecedented gold medal. Remarkably, the victory came against the six time and reigning senior world champions, France.
      Along with a stellar record at the World Championships, Kelsey is a three-time Olympian, having competed in Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. His best performance came in London where, after a first round victory, the 17th seeded Kelsey knocked off top seed Nikolai Novosjolov of Estonia in a shocking second round upset. Kelsey lost in the bronze medal match, but his fourth place finish was the highest ever by a US men’s epee fencer.
      “I am honored to be among the candidates for the USA Fencing Hall of Fame,” Kelsey stated. “It would not have been possible without the many passionate coaches and dedicated teammates I have had over the years. I am most proud that I got to share the 2012 team world championships with Soren Thompson, Cody Mattern, Ben Bratton and our coach Sebastien Dos Santos.”
      Since retiring from competition, Kelsey has taken up a role in fencing’s governing body. He is now the Director of Sports Performance and Development for USA Fencing. Additionally, after getting his education at the Air Force Academy, Kelsey is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserves. 
      - Richard Koppenaal

      March 2015
      Kelley Hurley and Jeff Spear Win at Nationals

      The NYAC's fencers, Kelley Hurley and Jeff Spear, won National Championships titles in Reno, NV on February 28th. Click here to read more.

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