Twelve members of the Columbia fencing team racked up a plethora of top finishes
once again, this time at the most recent Junior North American Cup held in Louisville
the best performances by the Lions was first-year Justin Wan, who fenced his
way to a silver medal out of 265 fencers in the men's epee under-20 competition.
Fellow classmate Brian Ro finished just behind Wan, earning bronze in the same
eight Columbia fencers earned top 32 performances, while a number of incoming Lions
also had strong showings and placed among the best.
and Ro in the men's epee under-20 competition was first-year Jake Hoyle, who
finished 11th on the day. In men's foil, first-years Adam Mathieu
and Harry Bergman placed 10th and 19th, respectively. Men's
sabre featured an 18th-place finish by sophomore Michael Josephs and a 22nd-place
finish by sophomore Geoffrey Loss.
Emma Peterson represented the Columbia women, fighting her way to seventh-place
out of a pool of 175 fencers.
A big 10-meet
weekend awaits the Lions as Columbia returns to NCAA action at St. John's on Saturday,
Jan. 26th and NYU on Sunday, Jan. 27th.
Results: Columbia Fencers in the Top 32
U-20 (265 fencers)
2nd - Justin
3rd Brian Ro
U-20 (211 fencers)
10th - Adam
19th - Harry
U-20 (191 fencers)
Michael Josephs (sophomore)
Geoffrey Loss (sophomore)
U-20 (175 fencers)
7th - Emma