Freshman fencer Badger got off to a strong start to his
Harvard career, medaling in his first collegiate meet, taking
bronze at the Garret Open, hosted by Penn State. (Photo courtesy of
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard freshman Peregrine Badger had a memorable first collegiate meet on Sunday, winning a Bronze medal at the Garret Open, hosted by Penn State.
Badger secured the top finish by a Harvard entrant in epee competition, taking a third-place showing in a field of 48. Ben Cohen had the second-best finish in the grouping, finishing 25th overall, with Michael Raynis (32nd), Hikari Senju (45th) and Nick Moore (46th) also participated in the event.
The Crimson had a strong showing on its first meet of the season as eight competitors took part in the tournament on Sunday, with three fencers finishing in the top-10 in their respective divisions while one more scored in the top 25.
Harvard will return to Penn State in two weeks to compete in the Penn State Invitational, slated for Dec. 3.