Tourette Tabs a Third-Place Finish at NCAA Championships

Sophomore Geoffrey Tourette captured a third-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships; Photo by David Dermer
Sophomore Geoffrey Tourette captured a third-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships; Photo by David Dermer

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Sophomore Geoffrey Tourette led the charge for the Crimson over the past two days on the strip at the NCAA Championships co-hosted by Cleveland State. Additionally, Harvard sits in fourth place for a collective 72 points captured during the first-round-robin play.

On the day, Harvard tabbed three All-America honors including two top-ten finishes with Tourette's bronze medal in foil and a seventh-place spot from Erwin Cai in sabre. For their performances, Tourette was named to first-team All-America while Cai was tabbed second- team and Daniel Solomon collected honorable mention for his 12th-place finish in sabre.

Making his way through the competition in foil, Geoffrey Tourette advanced to the semi-finals after tabbing a 17-6 record with a +42-touch differential during the round-robin bouts. Fellow weaponsmate, Duncan Rheingans-Yoo found victory over eight of his opponents in his fencing debut at the NCAA Championships for an 18th-place finish.

The lone first-year, Daniel Solomon finished 12th in his NCAA debut and garnered 12 victories while weaponsmate Erwin Cai notched 14 for a +21-touch differential. Competing in epee for the Crimson, Adrien Thein-Sanlder recorded 11 victories to finish 14th for his first NCAA Championship competition. Alongside Thein-Sandler, Albert Chien tabbed 10 wins over his competitors throughout tournament/ 

The men's fencing squad concluded its season with a 16-3 overall record and 5-1 in Ivy League competition.

Harvard Highlights

  • Sophomore Geoffrey Tourette concluded the 2018-19 season with a +213-touch differential on a 69-14 record.
  • Senior Albert Chien wrapped up his Crimson career in epee adding 10 victories to his arsenal to conclude the season 60-35 and a +53-touch variance.
  • In his first year, Daniel Solomon made in impact in sabre with a +85-touch differential on over 62 victories.

What's Next?
The Crimson continues its quest for its second national title as the women take the strip for their turn to accumulate more victories to the point total. An overall combined score between the men and women determines who is crowned the NCAA National Champions.