Hello, world! I'm Fito Western, and I've been fencing since I was 11 years old. I've represented the Dominican Republic in more than 30 competitions, where I was Central American Junior Bi-Champion in 2008, Central American and Caribbean Champion in 2009, and bronze medal winner in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz in 2014.
In 2013, I decided to move to the United States to pursue my dream of fencing at the highest possible level. I've also been lucky to be able to coach youth fencing, to help share both the skills I've developed, and my love of the sport with the next generation of fencers.
I currently coach for Tim Morehouse Fencing Club and at Horace Mann School, where I get to work with young fencers between the ages of 8 and 18. It's a real treat to be able to work with such talented young people, and the response from parents and peers alike has been incredible.
The next step on my journey is to begin competing at the international level, with an eye on placing for the Olympics. Though it's been incredible to be able to focus on working with young people for the last two years, I'm very excited to now be representing Puerto Rico in the international circuit. I won the 2016 National Championship in Puerto Rico, and I took the gold medal in the Iberoamerican Championship in Cancun in 2017.
Fencing is my life, and I'm so delighted to be able to take my passion to the next level. But I need your help!
In order to register for the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla in 2018 (BAQ2018) and the Pan American Games in Lima in 2019, I need to compete at Trophée Luxardo,Grand Prix Seoul, Tournoi satellite sabre masculin in Reykjavik, Grand Prix Moscow ,Villa de Madrid, Summer National in St. Louis MO and Pan American Championship in La Havana, Cuba. In order to do this, I need to raise 7,000 dollars (as described further below). The next competition on the circuit is the Luxzardo Men's Sabre World Cup in Padova, Italy at the end of this month. Can you help me reach my dreams?
$4,523 for flights & transportation
Trophée Luxardo $480.00 01/27/18 - 02/04/18 JFK-FCO.
Grand Prix Seoul $1,170.00 03/26/18 - 04/03/18 JFK-ICN.
Tournoi satellite sabre masculin in Reykjavik $733.71 04/2718 -05/01/18 JFK-KEF.
Grand Prix Moscow $957.00 05/04/18 - 05/13/18 JFK-SVO.
Villa de Madrid $927.00 11/05/18 -22/05/18. JFK-MAD.
Summer National in St. Louis MO. $347.00 27/06/18 - 03/07/18 LGA-STL.
Pan American Championship in La Havana, Cuba $642.00 04/06/10 - 10/06/18 JFK-HAV.
$770 for registration.
Trophée Luxardo $ 80.00
Grand Prix Seoul $ 130.00
Tournoi satellite sabre masculin in Reykjavik $40.00
Grand Prix Moscow $130.00
Villa de Madrid $80.00
Summer National in St. Louis MO $165.00 +85.00
Pan American Championship in La Havana, Cuba 60.00
6500 for food and lodging
Trophée Luxardo $260.00 Euros
Grand Prix Seoul $587.00 City Park Hotel Stondord
Tournoi satellite sabre masculin in Reykjavik $733.71
Grand Prix Moscow $957.47
Villa de Madrid $1,057.00 Sleep'n Atocha
Summer National in St. Louis MO.
Pan American Championship in La Havana, Cuba $416.00 Reguera's ApartmenT
1st. Place Central American and Caribbean Championship Junior 2008 Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana.
1st. Place Central American and Caribbean Championship Junior 2009
Salinas, Puerto Rico.
1st. Place Central American and Caribbean Championship Senior 2009 Salinas, Puerto Rico.
1st. Place Central American and Caribbean Championship Senior Team event 2009 Salinas, Puerto Rico.
3rd. Place Place Central American and Caribbean Championship Junio 2010 Distrito Federal, Mexico.
2nd.Place Place Central American and Caribbean Championship Estafeta Junio 2010 Distrito Federal, Mexico.
5. Pan American Championship Junior Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2010
3st. Place Olympic Mexican Festival Distrito Federal, Mexico
1st. Campeonato Nacional de Puerto rico senior 2010.
3rd. Festival Olímpico Mexicano 2011.
3rd. Centro American and Caribbean Championship Guatemala 2013.
3rd. Bolivarian Sport Game Individual Trujillo, Peru .
3rd. Bolivarian Sport Game Trujillo Team Event , Peru.
3rd. Centro american and Caribbean Sport Game Veracruz, Mexico 2014.
2nd. Absolute Youth Sabre Cup Series New York, Usa 2015.
1st. Fencers Club Open Man Sabre New York, Usa 2015.
3rd. Senior Team Men's Saber NAC St. Luois , MO.
1st. NJFA ROC Div I-A Maplewood, NJ 2016.
1st. Puertorican National Champhionship Salinas, Puerto Rico 2016.
2nd. Senior Team Men's Saber North American Cup Columbus,OH 2017.
3rd. Cobra Challenge ROC Jersey City, NJ 2017.
1st. Brick City ROC & RJCC USFA Rochester, NY 2017.
2nd. Durkan Rooster Div 1A ROC Hackensack , NJ 2017.
2nd. American Challenge ROC Parsippany, NJ 2017.
1st. Iberoamerican Champhionship Cancun, Mexico 2017.
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