Feb. 19, 2018
• 2018 Junior Olympic National Championships Results
QUEENS, N.Y. – In the annual Junior Olympic Championships this past weekend in Memphis, Tenn., Shomari Moore shined for the Red Storm with a ninth-place finish in the junior men’s epee tournament.
The Brooklyn native cruised through round one of pool play with a perfect 6-0 record and outscored his foes by 21 touches. Earning the No. 2 seed going into table play, Moore won three-straight bouts to advance into the table of 16 and moved to 9-0 on the day.
Facing Alan Temiryaev, who went on to claim bronze, Moore fell, 15-8, to finish in the top 10 in the men’s epee draw. The sophomore finished with an impressive 9-1 record and came in ninth place against some of the best junior fencers across the country.
Fencing alongside his Red Storm teammate in junior men’s epee, Omari Smoak recorded six victories and earned a 94th place finish.
Freshman saber fencer Sal Centanni went 5-1 in pool play action and then picked up a 15-14 triumph over Samuel Cohen in the table of 128. Centanni fell in the next round and placed 43rd in the junior men’s saber tournament.
Fellow Freshman Dalton Walker also notched five wins in the opening pool play and then another victory in the next round, before finishing in 75th.
Next up, the Red Storm returns to the piste this Saturday, Feb. 24, in Philadelphia for the Temple Invitational for its final collegiate invitational before the regional championships on March 11.
Below is a summary of results from Junior Olympic Fencing Championships:
Junior Men’s Epee
Shomari Moore: 9th
Omari Smoak: 94th
Junior Men’s Foil
John Cook: T-236th
Junior Men’s Saber
Sal Centanni: 43rd
Dalton Walker: 75th