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  • Founder and head coach of Medeo fencing club.

  • A full time fencing coach with a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. He has 45 years of fencing experience, including 33 years as a coach.

  •  Declared a Master of Sports of the USSR in Fencing (Highest Classification in Sports in the former USSR).

  •  Honored Fencing Coach of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Highest honor attained by coaches in the former USSR).

  •  An International Category referee (C).

  •  He has coached winners of World Cups Category “A”, Asian, European and American Competitions and numerous Top Epee and Foil National, Collegiate, and High School Champions.

  •  Co-Founder of the Sister’s Academy Fencing Program in Asbury Park, NJ

  •  Yakov Coached the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 Cetrulo Epee Champions/District/State Champions

  •  Very successful in coaching beginners, rapidly elevating them to intermediate and advanced levels. Excellent with novices, ultimately bringing them to the highest levels of their dream in the shortest time.

  • At the 2012 SN Championships in Anaheim, CA, Yakov was awarded with 2 Coaching Medals for producing 2 US National Champions (Charlene Liu and Elizabeth Elkind)

  • Yakov Danilenko has coached many great fencers including:

  •  2000 Individual State Champion (WE) – Solmaz Firoz(A)

  •  2001 NAC Div III (ME) GOLD – Sam Korb

  •  2001 NAC Div II Silver Medalist, 2003 State Champ – Alexa Rose(A)

  •  2002 US Junior Olympics Finalist. U-19 Summer Nat. Finalist– Teddy Sherrill (A)

  •  2002 NAC Div III GOLD, Silver Medalist 2003 Div II – Rachel Rowe (A)

  •  2003 Summer Nat. Women’s Epee Team – Bronze Medal

  •  2003 Nat Champ. U-19 Finalists, New Jersey Cup Winners – Ben Wieder (A) and Morgan Midgley (A)

  •  2005 Summer Nat. Men’s Epйe Div 1 A – Bronze Medalist – Daniel Zielinski (A)

  •  2006, 2007 Individual State Champion ( ME)– Alex Van den Bergh (A)

  •  2006 Individual State Champion (WE) – Claire Brandow

  •  2006 Summer Nat. Men’s Epee Team – Bronze Medal

  •  Is the only coach in the U.S. who produced a SWEEP of Gold, Silver and Bronze (1st -Diane Zielinski (A) – National Champion, 2nd – Claire Brandow and 3rd – Stephanie Chang in the U.S.!) in the same event (Div 2 Women’s Epee) at 2006 Summer Nationals in Atlanta, GA

  •  2007 Member of US National Team (ME), Belek, Turkey – Ben Wieder (A)

  •  2007 Individual State Champion (WE), 2006 Bronze Medal at Div III Summer Nat. – Alex Kozyra (B)

  •  2007 JO’s Cadet Finalist, 2007 Junior National CHAMPION (ME) – Eric Gurnowski (A)

  •  2007 New Jersey Cup Champion (WE) – Amanda Green,

  •  2007 NAC Y-12 Finalist (WF) – Katie Northrop

  •  2008 Junior Olympics’ – Junior Finalist (WE) – Diane Zielinski (A),

  •  2008 Div 1 Finalist, HS State Champion (ME) – Eric Gurnowski (A)

  •  2008 Y -14, Div III – Summer National Silver Medalist – Christina Efthimion

  •  2008 Div II (WE) – Silver Medal – Christie Robinson

  •  2009 Junior Olympics – CHAMPION (JME) – Eric Gurnowski (A)

  •  2009 Div II GOLD Medal, Div III Bronze Medal – Komal Kumar

  •  2009 Div III Silver Medal – Lauren Helfrich

  •  2009 Div II Bronze Medal – Jonathan Wong

  •  2009 NAC Vet Silver Medal, World Cup – GOLD Medal, Member of US National Veteran Team (WE), Moscow, Russia – Janice Midgley

  •  2009 New Jersey Cup Champion (WE) – Lauren Helfrich

  •  2009 Summer Nationals Div II (WE) Silver Medal — Christina Efthimion

  •  2009 Summer Nationals (ME) Div II Silver Medal, Div III Bronze Medal — John Frame (A)

  •  2009 Summer National Div III (WE) Silver Medal — Kaitlyn Wallace

  •  2009 Summer National Junior Men’s Epee Team — BRONZE MEDAL

  •  2010 & 13 Gold Medal Winner Mid-Atlantic Colligate Championships– Danny Burke (A)

  •  2010 WE Individual State Champion- Kaitlyn Wallace (B)

  •  2010 Temple Open ME – Andrew Bostik (A) – Champion,

  •  2011 Summer National Championships, Reno, NV Bronze Medalist WE Div II – Charlene Liu

  •  2011 Summer National Championships, NV Bronze Medalist WE Vet. – Janice Midgley

  • 2011 NAC Richmond, VA , Div II WE – Mounica Paturu -Gold, Sara Jones – Bronze

  •  2012 MACFA (Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association) ME – Andrew Bostik (A) – Champion,

  • 2012 Junior Olympics , Salt Lake City, UT – Charlene Liu – Cadet’s WE – Medalist

  • 2012 Division I WE Championships, Virginia Beach, VA – Charlene Liu (A)- 6th place, earned her A 2012!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA – Charlene Liu – Y14 WE -National Champion and Cadets WE – SILVER Medal!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA – Elizabeth Elkind – Div III WE -National Champion and Div II WE National Medalist!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA- Sophia Komar – Y12 WE NAC- GOLD Medal!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA- Noelle Baptiste – Div II WE – SILVER Medal!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA- Nick Tackowiak – Div II ME – BRONZE Medal!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA- Jake Lee – Div III ME – BRONZE Medal!

  • 2012 Summer National Championships, Anaheim, CA- Dasha Yefremenko – Y12 WE – BRONZE Medal and Y14 WE National Medalist!

  • 2012 – Janice Midgley – Placed First in the US Veteran 50 Women’s Epee point standing list.

  • 2012 Vet. World Championship in Austria – Janice Midgley – 7 place –

  • 2013 NAC Louisville, KY , Cadet WE – Amy Tong – SILVER!

  • 2013 Junior Olympics , Baltimore, MD – Cadet WE -Charlene Liu(A) – SILVER, Amy Tong (A) – 5th place;

  • 2013 NJ HS State Championships – Amy Tong (A) – WE Champion, Eric Gardner (A) – ME – SILVER

  • 2013 NAC Reno, NV , Div III WE – Amanda Choy – CHAMPION!

  • 2013 Summer National Championships, Columbus, OH – Div II WE – Dasha Yefremenko – National Champion!

  • 2013 Summer National Championships, Columbus, OH – Div III WE – Amanda Choy – National Champion!

  • 2013 Summer National Championships, Columbus, OH – Div III WE – Ashley Hahn – SILVER Medal!

  • 2013 Summer National Championships, Columbus, OH – Cadet WE – Charlene Liu – BRONZE Medal!

  • 2013 Summer National Championships, Columbus, OH – Y14 WE – Dasha Yefremenko – SILVER Medal!

  • 2013 Summer National Championships, Columbus, OH – Y12 WE – Sofia Komar – SILVER Medal!