Several Columbia University fencing alumni competed last weekend at various invitationals, including the North American Cup in Richmond, Va.
The Columbia fencing teams came away with a 14-13 come-from-behind men's win and 25-2 women's victory over New York University in the NYU-Columbia Challenge Tuesday evening at Rosenthal Pavilion at Kimmel Center. The dual match was contested on the 10th floor of the beautiful Rosenthal Pavilion at Kimmel Center, which features a view of Washington Square Park and panoramic skyline of New York City.
The Lions are coming off a 6-0 mark at the Columbia Invitational on Friday.
A thrilling 14-13 men's win over NJIT highlighted a perfect night for the Lions on their home opener.
The Columbia fencing team will make its home debut when they welcome Stevens Institute of Technology, NJIT and Johns Hopkins to the University (Blue) Gym this Friday night.
The Lions went a combined 10-1 with the men posting a 5-0 mark and the women going 5-1 with their only defeat coming to Princeton.
The two-time defending NCAA Champion Columbia fencing team will begin the 2016-17 collegiate season this Saturday at the Penn Elite Invitational, hosted by Penn on Saturday, Nov. 5.
In total, five members of the Lions claimed top-16 finishes at two events.
The Columbia fencing program saw four current members and one alumna, Nicole Ross '13CC, medal at the North American Cup, held from October 7-10.
Our next installment features the one of the best fencing teams in program history and a standout epeeist.
Lions continue to shine on international stage.
The six student-athletes selected as part of the Lions' leadership council will be Chris Ahn, Porter Hesslegrave, Drew Johnston, Katie Angen, Lena Johnson and Amy Tong.