Portland, Ore. — Ten Columbia foil fencers came home with top-10 finishes, and 5 brought home top medals to highlight a great weekend at the Portland North American Cup for current and former Lions.
The women’s foil podium was dominated by Columbia. Margaret Lu ‘17CC grabbed gold, Nicole Ross ‘13CC earned silver and Nzingha Prescod ‘15CC came home with the bronze medal. First-year Sylvie Binder earned a fifth place finish, Jackie Dubrovich ‘16CC was sixth and sophomore Iman Blow came in seventh. Jessie Laffey ‘17CC rounded out Columbia’s top-finishers in tenth place.
Sophomore Giana Vierheller placed eighth in women’s epee.
A trio of Lions also posted top finishes at the Junior Sabre World Cup in Dormagen, Germany this weekend. First-year Dawson Sieradzky came in ninth place, sophomore Andrew Doddo placed tenth and first-year Josef Cohen came in 25th place out of the 171 junior men’s sabre fencers.
Portland Top-32 Results
Division I Men’s Foil ( 133 Fencers)
3rd – Sam Moelis
3rd – Sidarth Kumbla
6th – Adam Mathieu ’16CC
Division I Men’s Epee ( 208 Fencers)
24th – Gabe Canaux
Division 1 Men’s Sabre ( 113 Fencers)
3rd – Geoffrey Loss ‘16CC
9th – Michael Costin ’17CC
10th – Will Spear ‘15CC
Division I Women’s Foil ( 105 Fencers)
1st Margaret Lu ’17CC
2nd – Nicole Ross ’13CC
3rd – Nzingha Prescod ’15CC
5th – Sylvie Binder
6th – Jackie Dubrovich ’16CC
7th – Iman Blow
10th – Jessie Laffey ’17BC
Division I Women’s Epee ( 129 Fencers)
8th – Giana Vierheller
17th – Lydia Kopecky ’13CC
Junior Sabre World Cup Dormagen Germany ( 171 Fencers)
9th – Dawson Sieradzky
10th – Andrew Doddo
25th – Josef Cohen