Mageras was selected to the All-Ancient Eight first team after a strong performance at the Ivy League Championships (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard fencing hosts the ninth-annual Beanpot at the Malkin Athletic Center Wednesday, Feb. 10. This will be the second time that the Crimson will be hosting the event against Boston College, Brandeis and MIT, which will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network starting at 6 p.m.
Use the Social Stream on GoCrimson.com to stay connected with the Crimson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube this year. The Social Stream brings the conversation from all four platforms into one convenient location, allowing fans of all Harvard Athletics teams to monitor the action in real time.
About the Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a third season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.
Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here.
About the Beanpot
The fencing Beanpot has been played since 2008 and Harvard has claimed the title in all eight years. Bill Spaulding and Chris Boscherini will be commentating the event on the Ivy League Digital Network.
|Wednesday, Feb. 10||Strips 1-5||Strips 6-10|
|Harvard vs. Brandeis
Harvard vs. MIT
Harvard vs. Boston College
|MIT vs. Boston College
Brandeis vs. Boston College
Brandeis vs. MIT
The Beanpot Series
Harvard leads the series against all Beanpot opponents, with its longest win streak against Boston College, securing 17 victories since the start of its bouts in 1993.
|vs. Boston College
|17-0, Harvard leads
49-11, Harvard leads
95-18-1, Harvard leads
|Feb. 11, 2015
Feb. 11, 2015
Feb. 11, 2015
Last Time Out
Harvard competed in the Ivy League Championships where it placed fourth as a team with a 2-3 record on the weekend. Stephen Mageras and Jerry Chang were named to the All-Ivy first team while Alexander Ryjik, Michael Woo and Nicolas Simko received second team accolades. Mageras led all saber fencers with a 12-3 mark, as Chang finished behind him with an 11-3 record.
In the Ranks
*as of Jan. 29, 2016
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
- St. John's
- Ohio State
Related Link: CollegeFencing360.com Fencing Coaches Poll
By the Numbers
Eight fencers sport a record above .500, with three winning 20-or-more bouts. The team has combined to win 167 individual matches, putting its winning percentage at .630.
Leading the Way
Head coach Peter Brand is in his 17th season at the helm for the Crimson, which has posted a winning record in the last 14 seasons under his watch. Harvard has won eight Ivy League Championships during his tenure, while also winning the 2006 National Championship. Brand owns a 175-78 mark on the men's side and has coached a combined 47 All-Americans at Harvard.
Harvard went 13-5-1 during the 2014-15 season, finishing seventh as a team at the NCAA Championships. Harvard returns six letterwinners from last year's squad: Sabre fencers Aliya Itzkowitz, Adrienne Jarocki, foil fencers Mackenzie Lawrence, Hali Nelson, Liana Yamin, Hellary Zhang.
Harvard added one freshman in Albert Chien, who fences epee.
Harvard continues its 2016 season at the NCAA Northeast Regional, hosted by Vassar at the Walker Field House, Sunday, March 13. The top fencers at the event will have the opportunity to compete at the NCAA Championships.