Chang Clinches Another Medal at November North American Cup

Chang Clinches Another Medal at November North American Cup

Chang has collected two medals at the November North American Cup (Gil Talbot).

Virginia Beach, Va. – Jerry Chang of the Harvard men’s fencing team won his second medal in three days at the November North American Cup, earning a bronze in the Division I men’s foil event Monday afternoon. The Harvard freshman won gold in the junior men’s foil event Saturday.

Chang toppled Hazem Khazbak, 15-4, and Jan Maceczek, 15-6, in the tables of 64 and 32, respectively. Next, he edged his Crimson teammate, Michael Woo, 15-13, and Robert Nunziato, 15-11 to advance to the semifinals against Gerek Meinhardt. Meinhardt ended Chang’s run en route to a gold medal.

Michael Woo and Brian Kaneshige also had strong showings in the event, as Woo placed 13th and Kaneshige finished 17th out of 178 competitors. In the junior foil event Saturday, Kaneshige and Woo earned 13th and 15th, respectively, in a field of 161 fencers.

After earning a bye in the table of 258, Woo held his first three opponents in table play to single digits, winning the bouts by scores of 15-5, 15-8 and 15-5 before falling to Chang in the table of eight.

Kaneshige also clinched a first round bye held a bye in the table of 256 with an unblemished record in his pools. He won two matches, but ultimately bowed out in the table of 32 with a 15-11 loss to Harry McGuire.

The Harvard men’s fencing team next competes in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. against Vassar, NYU, Sacred Heart, North Carolina and Penn State.