Scarsdale’s Jared Sugarman (13) and Polly Adler (11) flew to Los Angeles recently to compete in USA Fencing’s Summer Nationals, which was attended by more than 1,000 competitors. Sugarman placed a strong 55th out of 220 competitors in Y12 (13 and under) men’s foil and 79th out of 199 competitors in Y14 (15 and under) men’s foil in fierce competition. He finishes the fencing year ranked 20th in the U.S. for Y12 men’s foil and 51st for Y14 men’s foil. Adler, who will be entering 6th grade in September, fought her way to a gold medal in Y10 (11 and under) women’s foil, beating out 85 other competitors, including her best friend for the title. Adler placed 9th out of 136 competitors in Y12 women’s foil and went on to finish 25th out of 115 competitors in U16 (16 and under) women’s foil. Adler finishes the year as the Y10 national champion and overall finished third in the U.S. for Y10 women’s foil. She qualifies now to fence in the Junior Olympic Fencing Championship in February and is working toward gaining a spot on the U.S. fencing team for the 2020 Olympics.