No. 5 Men’s Fencing Takes Home Three Medals at NCAA Regionals
Kaneshige captured his second regional medal Sunday (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
WELLESLEY, Ma. – The fifth-ranked Harvard men's fencing team saw three of its fencers capture medal at the 2014 NCAA Northeast Regionals hosted by Wellesley College Sunday. Foil fencers Michael Woo and Brian Kaneshige captured silver and bronze, respectively, while sabre fencer Alexander Ryjik claimed bronze.
The Crimson's three medals tied St. John's for the most at the regional.
Woo finished in the second spot out of 43 fencers posting an 18-5 performance with a plus-33 indicator while teammate Kaneshige used a 16-7 record to take third, his second regional medal. Sophomore Jerry Chang placed ninth with a 13-11 mark and senior Lucas Lin claimed 15th with a 14-9 record.
In the sabre it was Ryjik that found himself on the podium at the end of the day. The junior finished third with after rattling off a 9-3, plus-34 edge in pools and going 7-4 (+14) in the medal round. Senior Eric Arzoian used an 11-12 mark for 10th-place while sophomore Duncan O'Brien's 9-14 record was good for 11th.
Epeeist Alexander Eldeib and Michael Raynis finished in the top-ten. Eldeib finished the day 15-8 for seventh while Raynis used a 17-6 performance to take sixth. Sophomore Nicolas Simko claimed 11th after posting a 9-14 mark.
The fencers who qualify for the 2014 NCAA Championships will be announced Tuesday, March 11 after 4 p.m. Harvard's qualifiers will take compete for the national championship March 20-23 at Ohio State's French Field House in Columbus, Ohio.