Fencers Earn 12 Medals at VA Beach North America Cup
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 Epee (120 Fencers)
5th - Mason Speta
Division I Events Top 32 Results:
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