CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- In his senior year Duncan Rheingans-Yoo and rising junior Geoffrey Tourette will lead the Harvard men's fencing team as captains throughout the 2019-20 schedule. The captain's role at Harvard is determined on a selection basis by his or her peers on the team.
While returning for his second season as captain, Duncan Rheingans-Yoo will be assisted by the newly elected Geoffrey Tourette. During the 2018-9 season, the foilests climbed their way through competitors to partake in bouts at the NCAA Championships at Cleveland State. While there, Tourette finished tied for third in foil while tallying 17 victories with a +42-touch differential, enough to be named to the All-America first team. He completed the season with a +213-touch variance on a 69-14 mark. Additionally, the Cupertino, California native was crowned the individual Ivy League champion in foil and collected All-Ivy first team honors.
During his time at NCAA Championships, Rheingans-Yoo picked up eight wins to round out the season with a 55-38 record and a +85-touch variance. As a team, the Crimson boasted a 16-3 record while going 5-1 against Ancient Eight opponents and a fourth-place team result at the NCAA Championships. With its best finish since the winning season in 2006, three men collected All-America honors.