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Fencers Earn 12 Medals at VA Beach North America Cup

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 01/21/2014
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Columbia fencing team, including current student-athletes and alumni, posted excellent results over the weekend at the Virginia Beach North America Cup, led by gold medal performances by Adam Mathieu, Jackie Dubrovich and Margaret Lu. In total, the Lions won 12 medals and had 22 top-eight finishes.

Mathieu earned gold in the Division I men’s foil event in a field that featured 172 competitors.

On the women’s side, Dubrovich won captured the Division I foil event, while Lu won the junior foil tournament. It was an all-Columbia final in the Division I event, as Nicole Ross ’13CC was across from Dubrovich to capture second. Junior Nzingha Prescod also had a stellar showing, placing fifth out of 120 fencers.

The junior women’s foil final results featured four Lions in the top-10, headlined by Lu’s victory. Dubrovich (fifth), Jessie Laffey (sixth) and Sara Taffel (ninth) also recorded top finishes out of 119 fencers.

Columbia returns to the Big Apple where it will compete in the two most grueling days of the season at back-to-back multi-meets at NYU on Saturday, Jan. 25 and then at St. John’s on Sunday, Jan. 26. Competition at NYU begins at 9 a.m. and then at 10 a.m. at St. John’s on Sunday.

Top 32 Results :

 Junior (Under 20) Events Top 32 Results:

Junior Women's Foil (119 Fencers)
1st - Margaret Lu
5th - Jackie Dubrovich
6th - Jessie Laffey
9th - Sara Taffel 

Junior Women's Epee (120 Fencers)
5th - Mason Speta  

Junior Men's Foil (172 Fencers)
5th - Adam Mathieu
17th - Drew Johnston
26th - Harry Bergman 

Junior Men's Epee (180 Fencers)
3rd - Brian Ro
7th - Jake Hoyle
25th - Justin Wan 

Junior Men's Sabre (138 fencers)
2nd - Geoffrey Loss
5th - Chris Ahn 

Division I Events Top 32 Results:

Division I Women's Foil (120 Fencers)
1st - Jackie Dubrovich
2nd Nicole Ross ('13CC)
5th - Nzingha Prescod
7th - Sara Taffel
9th - Margaret Lu
13th - Ann Marsh-Senic ('94CC) 

Division I Men's Foil (172 Fencers)
1st - Adam Mathieu
9th - Kurtz Getz ('10CC) 

Division I Men's Epee (255 Fencers)
14th - Brian Ro 

Division I Women's Sabre (108 Fencers)
3rd - Emma Baratta ('06CC)
23rd - Sarah Yee 

Division I Men's Sabre (167 Fencers)
2nd - Jeff Spear ('10CC)
12th - Michael Josephs
22nd - Will Spear
26th - Geoffrey Loss
27th - Melvin Rodriguez

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