Six Finish in Top 10 at NCAA Regionals for No. 2 Men’s Fencing

Photo by: Derek Hamilton
Photo by: Derek Hamilton

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.- In a day full of postseason excitement, the No. 2 men's fencing team collected top honors as Adrien Thein-Sandler took home the silver in epee and Geoffrey Tourette with a bronze medal performance in foil. Additionally, four other student-athletes finished in the top 10 of their respective weapons. 


Sabre specialists junior Erwin Cai and first-year Daniel Solomon collected the first of many top 10 finishes on the day for the Crimson to go fourth and eighth, respectively. The pair compiled 13 wins each while Solomon added 14 more touches over his opponents.

In epee, sophomore Adrien Thein-Sandler clinched the silver medal while senior Albert Chien took home another fourth-place finish for the Crimson. In a dominant 17-6 overall performance, Thein-Sandler posted a +27-touch differential over his opponents from around the region. Following close behind, Chien tabbed 16 victories and +15-touch differential.

Rounding out the final bouts, sophomore Geoffrey Tourette captured the bronze medal in foil with a commanding +53-touch differential in his 18-5 day. Tourette now moves to 52-7 on the year with 175 more touches than his counterparts to lead the charge for the Crimson. Adding the Harvard's top-ten performances, junior Duncan Rheingans-Yoo finished in seventh with 14 wins, including five straight wins in his opening pool.

Harvard Highlights

  • In sabre, Erwin Cai captured a fourth-place finish and completed the day with 13 victories and a +9-touch differential.
  • Epee specialist Albert Chien tabbed 16 victories.
  • In his opening pool, foil fencer Geoffrey Tourette collected a 6-0 sweep over his opponents before adding another 12 in the following two rounds. 

On Tap
Upon the NCAA's announcement on Tuesday, March 12 of the fencers to advance to the NCAA Championships, the Crimson will prepare for the journey to Cleveland State with competition beginning March 21 and running through the 24.