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Columbia Fencing BIO
Porter Hesslegrave
Player Profile:
Porter Hesslegrave 1890289
Position: Epee
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Crossroads for the Arts & Sciences

Career Record         Ivy   Overall 
Sophomore 2015-16       4-7   56-35
First-Year 2014-15       3-0   31-11
Overall         7-7   88-45

Sophomore (2015-16): Named honorable mention All-America after finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships (March 26-27) with a 12-11 record and +6 touch differential … took third place at the NCAA Northeast Regional (March 13) with an 18-5 record and +23 touch differential … posted a 10-2 record at the Penn State Invitational (Jan. 16) … opened the season with a 4-2 record at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 6).

First-Year (2014-15):
Turned in a perfect record of 6-0 at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 15) ... Turned in an unbeaten 3-0 performance at the Penn State Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Went 2-1 at the St. John’s Invitational (Jan. 24) … Posted a 4-2 ledger at the NYU Invitational (Jan. 25) … Taliled a 3-0 record at the Ivy League Round-Robins (Feb. 8-9) … Notched a 6-3 mark at the Historical Meet (Feb. 10) ... Captured 18th at NCAA Northeast Regionals (March 8).   

International Experience

Finished 38th at the October North American Cup (Oct. 10-13) ... Competed at the November NAC in Junior Men’s Epee (Nov. 7-10) ... Placed 22nd at the Junior Olympics (Feb. 13-16) ... Took 18th in the Division I Men’s Epee at the USA National World Championships (Feb. 27-March 2).

Before Columbia:
Member of the silver medal Junior men’s epee team at the 2014 Summer Nationals … Placed 13th at the 2014 Junior Olympics in Junior men’s epee … Bronze medalist in the Cadet men’s epee at the 2013 Junior Olympics … Finished 10th in the Junior men’s epee at the November 2013 North American Cup … Took fifth at the 2013 ECC Gothemburg Sweden and Klagenfurt Austria in Cadet men’s epee.

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