Harvard Fencing Releases 2011-12 Schedules

Harvard Fencing Releases 2011-12 Schedules

The men's and women's fencing teams open up the 2011-12 season on the road for the Penn State Open on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot) 

Men's Fencing Schedule
Women's Fencing Schedule 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams have announced the schedules for the 2011-12 season. Both teams are slated for challenging tournament competitions highlighted by the Beanpot Tournament, which will be hosted by the Crimson this season.

Both teams open the 2011-12 campaign on the road at the Penn State Open on Nov. 19. The Crimson tallied eight top-10 finishes in the respective weapon classes between the two squads, boasting four medal-winners with two gold, one silver, and one bronze during last year’s tournament. Both teams will return to State College, Pa. three weeks later to compete in the Penn State Invitational on Dec. 3. The Crimson women’s team will then open their home schedule hosting Tufts on Dec. 10 before heading into the holiday break.

Harvard returns to action on Jan. 22, as the Crimson take part in the St. John’s Invitational in Queens, N.Y., before gearing up to compete in the Ivy League Championships on Feb.11-12. The Crimson will play host for this year’s Beanpot Tournament slated for Feb. 14, which will be Harvard’s only joint home event for the two squads.  

The Crimson will close out the season at the NCAA Regional tournament in Boston on March 11 and the NCAA Championships on March 24-25 held in San Antonio, Texas. Harvard finished sixth out of 30 schools during last year’s NCAA Championships while boasting a national champion as rising freshman Alexandra Kiefer claimed the tournament’s foil individual title.