Five Men’s Fencers Named to All-Ivy Teams

Five Men’s Fencers Named to All-Ivy Teams

Simko recorded his first All-Ivy second-team honor (Gil Talbot).

ITHACA, N.Y. – After a victorious weekend at the Ivy League Championships on Sunday, the Ivy League has announced its first and second teams. The Harvard men's fencing team had two fencers named to the first team and three to the second team.

Stephen Mageras and Jerry Chang, both foil fencers, were named to the All-Ivy first team after posting high marks at the two-day event. Mageras finished first overall foil fencers with a 12-3 mark as this is his first time being named to the first team.  Chang's record of 11-3 at the championships gave him his fourth first-team nod. This is the first time since Jim O'Neil '88 that a Crimson men's fencer was selected to the All-Ivy first team four times. 

Three Crimson fencers received All-Ivy second team selections including Alexander Ryjik, Michael Woo, and Nicolas Simko. Saber fencer Ryjik tallied his first All-Ivy second team accolade after finishing 9-5 overall, while, Michael Woo, in foil, finished fifth overall with a 10-5 mark picking up his third All-Ivy selection of his career. Rounding out the Crimson All-Ivy selections was Nicolas Simko, who fenced epee, recording a 9-5 tally for his first All-Ivy nod.

The Crimson takes a break before training for the NCAA Northeast Regionals which will be held in Poughkeepsie, New York on Sunday, March 13.

CO-MEN'S COACHES OF THE YEAR
Andy Ma, Penn
Zoltan Dudas, Princeton

SABER CHAMPION
Shaul Gordon, Penn (Sr., Saber – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)

FOIL CHAMPION
Stephen Mageras, Harvard (Jr., Foil – Darien, Conn.)

EPÉE CHAMPION
Alex House, Princeton (Jr., Epée – Upton, Mass.)

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
Shaul Gordon, Penn (Sr., Saber – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada)
Calvin Liang, Columbia (Fr., Saber – Chandler, Ariz.)
Michael Costin, Columbia (Jr., Saber – Culver City, Calif.)
Stephen Mageras, Harvard (Jr., Foil – Darien, Conn.)
Jerry Chang, Harvard (Sr., Foil – Mountain View, Calif.)
John Vaiani, Penn (So., Foil – Wall, N.J.)
Alex House, Princeton (Jr., Epée – Upton, Mass.)
Justin Yoo, Penn (Fr., Epée – Los Angeles)
Zsombor Garzo, Penn (So., Epée – Budapest, Hungary)

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Geoffrey Loss, Columbia (Sr., Saber – Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Peter Pak, Princeton (Jr., Saber – Roslyn, N.Y.)
Julian Merchant, Penn (Fr., Saber – New Rochelle, N.Y.)
Alexander Ryjik, Harvard (Sr., Saber – Alexandria, Va.)
Thomas Dudey, Princeton (So., Foil – Bellaire, Texas)
Michael Woo, Harvard (Sr., Foil – Wayne, N.J.)
Nolen Scruggs, Columbia (Fr., Foil – Ozone Park, N.Y.)
Jake Hoyle, Columbia (Sr., Epée – Philadelphia)
Nicolas Simko, Harvard (Sr., Epée – Geneva)
Samuel Koch, Brown (So., Epée – San Francisco)
Wesley Johnson, Princeton (Fr., Epée – Pleasant View, Utah)