Men’s Fencing Lands Four in Top-10 at Penn State Open

Men’s Fencing Lands Four in Top-10 at Penn State Open

The men's fencing team secured three in the top-10 at the Penn State Open this weekend (Gil Talbot).

UNIVERSITY Park, Pa. – The men's fencing team competed in its first competition of the year at Penn State on Sunday against fencers from Penn, Ohio State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Temple, Brown and Yale as it recorded four fencers in top-10 overall.

Foil fencer Stephen Mageras, epeeist Nicolas Simko and sabre fencer Eric Zhao were the only three Crimson to make it to the table of eight. Mageras beat Raymond Chen 15-12 as he battled with the foil in the table of 16 and also beat Nobuo Bravo, 15-12, in a close duel in the table to eight. He finished with a third-place mark overall the foils after losing to Kristjan Archer, 15-3, in the semifinals.

In the epee division, Simko finished fifth overall as he beat Shawn Marshman 15-12 and then lost to Simon Jones, 15-13, in the table of eight. Teammate Peregrine Badger also recorded a top-ten result after he lost to Cole Mallette 15-13 in a close battle.

Harvard's sabre fencer, Eric Zhao finished eighth among the bracket as he surpassed Adam Lewicki 15-11 and lost a tight bout against Freddy Koch, 15-13.

The Crimson travels to Fairfield, Connecticut on Dec. 6 to compete against Sacred Heart, Temple, New York University, Penn State and Vassar.

Stephen Mageras: (Placed 3rd overall) 
16 - vs. Raymond Chen 
8 - vs. Nobuo Bravo 
SF - vs. Kristjan Archer 

 15-12, W
 15-12, W
 15-3, L 

Jonathan Gill: (Placed 34th overall)
Nicolas Simko: (Placed 5th overall)
16 – vs. Shawn Marshman  
8 – vs. Simon Jones

 15-12, W
 15-13, L 
Peregrine Badger: (Placed 9th overall)
16 – vs. Cole Mallette 

 15-13, L
Milo Davidson: (Placed 39th overall)  
Albert Chien: (Placed 43rd)  
Artidoro Pagnoni: (Placed 51st)
Eric Zhao: (Placed 8th overall)
16 – vs. Adam Lewicki 
8 - vs. Freddy Koch

 15-11, W
 15-13, L 
Duncan O'Brien: (Placed 16th overall)
16 – vs. Walter Musgrave
 15-11, L
Harrison Parker: (Placed 29th overall)