Chang placed fifth at the final North American Cup (Gil Talbot).
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior Jerry Chang and junior Stephen Mageras placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the senior men's foil event at the third and final Fencing North American Cup on Friday, Jan. 8 at the America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri.
With nearly 2,000 competitors at the event Chang and Mageras were not new to the international atmosphere competing in multiple cup events during their years at Harvard. With the 2016 Summer Olympics slowly approaching, the U.S. fencing teams are getting finalized and fencers are competing in their final events to gain points towards bids.
"Both Chang and Mageras deserve this recognition," says head coach Peter Brand. "They have been working extremely hard the past few years to get to where they are. I could see them training towards the 2020 Olympics."
Rounding out the top eight was Alexander Massialas (first), Miles Chamley-Watson (second), Geoffrey Tourette and Nolen Scruggs (tied for third), Chang (fifth), Mageras and Race Imboden (tied for sixth) and Adam Mathieu.
Athletes fencing epee and saber from around the world continue competing in the NAC in Missouri until Monday, January 11.