Swordplay in Memphis

Jonah Shainberg and Rachel Chin

Jonah Shainberg, 14, an eighth-grader at Rye Middle School, and Rachel Chin, 16, a junior at Rye High School, competed in the US Fencing Junior Olympics in Memphis, Tenn., over President’s Day weekend. Both are top-20, nationally ranked age-group fencers —Rachel in foil and Jonah in saber —who train at Hawthorne’s Fencing Academy of Westchester. In Memphis, they competed at the Cadet (under age 17) and Junior (under age 20) levels, as well as in a team competition with other fencers from FAW.


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