Badger Wins Bronze at Garret Open

Badger Wins Bronze at Garret Open

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 Gil Talbot)

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.

Sophomore Alexander Ryjik and senior Valentine Staller both competed with the saber competition and finished fourth and eighth respectively, while Eric Arzoian also took part in the saber division and took 21st.

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.  

Men's Epee

Name   Place
Badger   3rd (Bronze) 
Cohen   25th
Raynis   22th
Senju   45th
Moore   46th

Men's Saber

Name   Place
Ryjik   4th
Staller   8th