No. 5 Men’s Fencing Wins Share of Third-Straight Ivy League Championship

Chang records final point to give Crimson the Ivy title (Photo: Gil Talbot, Video: Ivy League).

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NEW YORK – For the ninth time in program history, and third in as many years, the Harvard men's fencing team earned an Ivy League Championship.  The team shares the honor with Columbia for the second-straight year.

Jerry Chang recorded the final point for the Crimson in a 14-13 win over Princeton to give Harvard the title. With the match tied at 13-13, Chang defeated Princeton's Thomas Dudley, 5-3, in a bout where he scored the final two touches.

Freshman Eli Dershwitz ended the Ivy League Round Robins at 15-0, and was the only men's fencer in any division to go unbeaten. Alexander Eldeib tied for the top mark among epee fencers, finishing with an 11-4 record. In the foil group, Chang posted the second-best mark, ending the competition at 13-2.

Harvard ended the Ivy League Round Robins at 4-1, suffering its only defeat to Penn on Saturday, January 8. The Crimson rolled over Yale, Brown and Columbia on day one en route to earning the Ivy crown.

The Crimson continues its 2015 schedule on Wednesday with the Beanpot, hosted by Brandeis. The event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Sabre
Eli Dershwitz- 15-0
Duncan O'Brien- 10-5
Eric Zhao- 5-10

Foil
Jerry Chang- 13-2
Brian Kaneshige- 8-7
Stephen Mageras- 6-9

Epee
Alexander Eldeib- 11-4
Nicolas Simko- 7-7
Peregrine Badger- 7-7
Artidoro Pagnoni- 1-0