No. 2 Men’s Fencing Prepares for the 12th Annual Beanpot

Photo credit: Derik Hamilton, Sideline Photos
Photo credit: Derik Hamilton, Sideline Photos

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The No. 2 Harvard men's fencing team heads down the river to Brandeis to take part in the 12th annual Beanpot competition. The Crimson battles teams from Boston College, MIT and Brandeis for the title of Beanpot champion.

How to Follow
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Where: Gosman Sports and Convocation Center, Brandeis
Twitter: @Harvardfencing 

Over the weekend at the 2019 Ivy League Championships, the men finished second with a 4-1 record and four members earning All-Ivy honors. Senior Eli Dershwitz (sabre) and Geoffrey Tourette (foil) and Albert Chien (epee) earned first-team accolades while first-year Daniel Solomon (sabre) was named second-team. Additionally, Dershwitz and Tourette were crowned Ivy Champions in their respective weapons class. 

What to Know

  • The men seek their 12th straight Beanpot, as they have won the title each year since its inception in 2007.
  • Sophomore Geoffrey Tourette leads the foil squad with a 24-2 record and a +90-touch differential.
  • First-year Daniel Solomon picked up 10 victories last weekend with a +19-touch differential in addition to her second-team All-Ivy honor
  • Leading the charge for the Crimson in epee last weekend, senior Albert Chien finished second, taking home 11 victories and a touch differential of +20, the highest among his field.

Up Next
The Crimson looks to the NCAA Regionals in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. beginning on March 10.