First-Year (2017-18): Made collegiate debut with 7-0 record at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 17)...Tallied impressive 11-3 record at Penn State Invitational (Jan. 14)...Put together 7-5 record at Ivy League Championships, including a victory over NCAA All-American Erwin Cai from Harvard (Feb. 10-11)...Placed 8th at NCAA Northeast Regionals (Mar. 11).
Coached by Alex Ripa and Jeff Mooney at the Rhode Island Fencing Academy… Two-year sabre captain... Placed third in team and eighth individually at the 2014 Hungary Cadet World Cup… Finished third at the 2014 Portland Cadet North American Cup… Fifth place finish at 2014 Cadet Summer Nationals.
2017 graduate of Barrington High School in Barrington, RI… Member of the Rhode Island Honor Society…Received the 2017 President’s Award for Educational Excellence.
Born Josef Cohen on September 4th, 1998… Son of Gretchen Conn and Robert Cohen… Mother was a four year track athlete at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania… Older brother Jack goes to University of Rhode Island…Uncle attended Penn Law School and wrestled at Millersville University of Pennsylvania… Volunteers at fencing club as counselor for younger fencers… Chose Columbia because “both the fencing team and academics are incredible”… Women’s foil fencer Quinn Crum is also a product of the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and persuaded him to come to Columbia… Looks up to Steph Curry because of his ability to overcome physical disadvantages to become the NBA’s first unanimous MVP… friend Andy Sun is a first-year fencer at Penn.