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.


On the men’s foil side, sophomore Sam Moelis and first-year Sidarth Kumbla tied for the bronze medal in individual men’s foil in Portland. Adam Matheiu ‘16CC came in sixth place.


Sophomore Giana Vierheller placed eighth in women’s epee.


In men’s sabre, three Columbia alums checked into the top-10 with Geoffrey Loss ‘16CC earning a bronze, Michael Costin ‘17CC grabbing ninth place and Will Spear ‘15CC right behind him in tenth.


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