Men's Fencing Tallies Two Medals at the Garret Penn State Open

Michael Raynis's gold in epee helped the Crimson dominate the event at the 41st Garret Penn State Open (Gil Talbot).

University Park, Pa. – Junior captain Michael Raynis won gold, while sophomore Peregrine Badger picked up a bronze medal in epee as part of a successful opening weekend for the Harvard men's fencing team at the 41st Garret Penn State Open.

Raynis defeated Jeffrey Miller of Penn State, 15-11, in the finals to clinch first. The Crimson had the most top-10 finishers in epee, with Ben White placing ninth. 

In an impressive collegiate debut, freshman Jerry Chang secured fourth in foil, the best result for a non-Penn State fencer. Junior Eric Arzoian earned sixth in sabre to round out Harvard's five single-digit finishes.

Overall, seven Crimson fencers placed in the top-20, as Thomas Kolosa finished 14th out of 43 participants in sabre, and junior captain Lucas Lin beat out 31 competitors for 17th in foil.


Men's Epee

Name Place
Raynis 1st (Gold)
Badger 3rd (Bronze)
White 9th
Simko 26th
Senju 37th
Cohen 49th


Men's Foil

Name Place
Chang 4th
Lin 17th
DiRobilant 26th
Snell 30th


Men's Sabre

Name Place
Arzoian 6th
Kolasa 14th
O'Brien 23rd