No. 2 Men’s Fencing Hosts NYU

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The No. 2 Harvard men's fencing team opens its doors to NYU for the first and final home meet of the 2019 season. Admission to the day's events will be free of charge with broadcast coverage on ESPN+. 

How to Follow
Broadcast: vs. NYU
Talent: Kevin Gehl and Tyler Murray
Twitter: @HarvardFencing
Location: Malkin Athletic Center, 3rd Floor
Admission: FREE

At the St. John's Invitational, the men recorded three victories over No. 3 Penn State, No. 7 Ohio State and No. 8 St. John's.  Additionally, the Crimson saw sweeps from first-year Jason Oh and senior Eli Dershwitz over their competitors from Note Dame. Despite the wins in sabre, Harvard was stumped by the No. 1 Irish, falling 15-12.

What to Know

  • Harvard trails in the all-time series with NYU, 18-34-1, with its most recent victory from the Sacred Heart Invitational earlier this year, 19-8.
  • Sophomore Geoffrey Tourette captured the bronze medal and aided the U.S. to an additional bronze medal victory at the Junior World Cup in France on Jan. 19.
  • Two-time NCAA Saber Champion and Olympian Eli Dershwitz leads in his respective class, posting a perfect 17-0 record this season.
  • Junior foil fencer Duncan Rheingans-Yoo leads his weapons class with a 17-7 mark while Tourette remains undefeated at 11-0.
  • In epee, junior Matt Branman paves the way for the Crimson tallying a 16-9 record for the 2019 season.


Up Next
The Crimson travels to New Haven, Conn. for the Ivy League Championships hosted by Yale beginning Feb. 9-10.