UNIVERSITY PARK, PA— Columbia Fencing will take the strip for the first time in 2018 as the Lions head to University Park for the Penn State Invite on Sunday.

Columbia will face Penn State, Penn, Yale, Duke, and North Carolina. The men’s squad will also fence Haverford and the women will meet with Temple.

Last season, the women’s squad went 7-0 at this invitational, and the men went 6-1, their only loss coming to Penn State 14-13 in the premiere match of the day.

This weekend features some of the top teams in college fencing, and will serve as an early test to find out where the Lions stand on the totem pole.

Competition begins at 8:30 a.m.

The season rolls on next weekend with the St. Johns Cup on Saturday and the Penn Invitational on Sunday.


The January NAC results sheet was filled with Lions in Virginia Beach. On the women’s side, Giana Vierheller placed 5th in Div I Women’s Eppe and 7th in junior women’s epee. In foil, Iman Blow took home a bronze medal, Sylvie Binder placed 7th and Quinn Crum finished 19th. Binder also got a bronze medal in the junior division. Violet Michel finished 10th in Div I women’s sabre and 11th in the junior competition

For the men Gabe Canaux came in 7th in Div I men’s epee. In men’s foil, Nolen Scruggs took 7th, Sidarth Kumbla placed 12th and Sam Moelis came in 18th palce.


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