No. 5 Men’s Fencing Wins Seventh-Straight Beanpot

No. 5 Men’s Fencing Wins Seventh-Straight Beanpot

Chang, Mageras go 9-0 to key Harvard to seventh-straight Beanpot title (Gil Talbot).

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Harvard men's fencing team won its seventh-straight Beanpot championship, going 3-0 with victories over MIT (19-8), Boston College (19-8) and Brandeis (18-9). Harvard moved to 14-3 on the season with the wins.

Foil fencers Jerry Chang and Stephen Mageras both went a perfect 9-0 against the competition, while Brian Kaneshige was close behind at 8-1. Eli Dershwitz and Eric Zhao, fencing sabre, were nearly perfect as well, posting 8-1 marks. Peregrine Badger recorded the top mark among epeeists, finishing 5-2.

The Crimson started the Beanpot with a 19-8 toppling of cross-town rival MIT.  The foil squad went 9-0 to help Harvard pull away from the Engineers, while the sabre and epee groups each earned 5-4 triumphs.

In round two, Harvard recorded a 19-8 win over Boston College. Similar to the MIT contest, the foil fencers combined for a 9-0 result to lead the way, while the sabre team won seven of the nine bouts.

Fencing for the Beanpot title against Brandeis, the Crimson earned victories from all three weapons to claim the trophy. For the third-straight match, the three foil fencers led the way, posting an 8-1 record.

Harvard continues its 2015 season at the NCAA Northeast Regional, hosted by NYU at the Coles Center, March 8. The top fencers at the event will have the opportunity to compete at the NCAA Championships.

Eli Dershwitz- 8-1
Eric Zhao- 8-1
Michael Woo- 1-8

Jerry Chang- 9-0
Stephen Mageras- 9-0
Brian Kaneshige- 8-1

Peregrine Badger- 5-2
Nicolas Simko- 4-4
Alexander Eldeib- 3-2
Artidoro Pagnoni- 1-6