No. 2 Men’s Fencing Wins 11th Straight Beanpot

No. 2 Men’s Fencing Wins 11th Straight Beanpot

WALTHAM, Mass.- For the 11th consecutive year, the No. 2 Harvard men's fencing team took home another Beanpot title after collecting victories over Brandeis, Boston College and MIT.

In the opening match of the tournament, the Crimson faced host Brandeis to collect a 21-6 victory over the Judges. Securing a Harvard win, the foil squad of George Haglund, Geoffrey Tourette and Duncan Rheingans-Yoo swept each of their competitors to tally a 9-0 record after the sabre trio gave the Crimson a 6-3 lead. In epee, Albert Chien closed out the contest with sweeps over his counterparts, including a +7-touch differential. 

Against ACC opponent Boston College, the Crimson jumped out to a 7-2 lead from the sabre team of Daniel Solomon, Phillipe Guy and Jason Oh, before the foil team clinched another overall win when picking up eight more victories. Harvard notched their second total victory, besting the Eagles, 22-5 

With Cambridge foe MIT, Harvard opened up bouts with the sabre duo of Oh and Guy collecting a strong six victories before the foil team succeeded in capturing a 7-2 record against the engineers. In the final bouts of the contest before taking home the Beanpot trophy, the epee squad notched seven more victories.

Harvard Highlights

  • The foil trio of tallied a dominant 23 victories across their 27 bouts.
  • Sophomore foil fencer Geoffrey Tourette finished the tournament with a flawless record, 9-0.
  • First-year Jason Oh tabbed a sweep across MIT with a +12-touch differential, including a perfect 5-0 over Aidan Simpson.
  • Epee specialist Albert Chien recorded two sweeps against Brandeis and MIT as well as eight wins and a +12-touch differential throughout the evening.

Harvard 21, Brandeis 6
Sabre: 6-3
Foil: 9-0
Epee: 6-3

Harvard 22, Boston College 5
Sabre: 7-2
Foil: 8-1
Epee: 7-2

Harvard 22, MIT 5
Sabre: 8-1
Foil: 7-2
Epee: 7-2

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