ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Fencing Stands Fourth After Day Three of the NCAA Fencing Championships

Photo courtesy: Harvard Athletic Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After the third day of competition at the NCAA Fencing Championships, Harvard currently stands in fourth place with 113 victories. Just four points separate the top three teams with St. John's sitting at first with 152 victories, Penn State is second with 150 wins and Notre Dame is third with 148 points. Princeton rounds out the top five as the Tiger's have accumulated 108 wins through the third day.

After four rounds, sophomore Valentin Staller is in fourth place in the saber division with 10 victories. He has tallied 62 touches and holds a +20 indicator rating heading into the final day. Freshman Michael Tom sits in 20th place with three victories. St John's Daryl Homer is in first place with 13 victories.

In the foil, freshman Tommasso di Robilant earned six victories and 52 touches through the first four rounds, good for 15th place. Junior Hao Meng also tallied six victories, but sits in 17th place with 48 touches. 

Sophomore James Hawrot stands in sixth place in the epee division with eight victories. He accumulated 55 touches on the afternoon and a +10 rating. Senior Karl Harmenberg is in 17th place with five wins and 46 touches. The reigning epee champion, Wayne State's Viacheslav Zingerman, stands in third place with 10 victories on 58 touches.

The final three rounds of the men's competition begins at 9:30 Sunday, followed by the gold medal bouts at 2 p.m. The men's individual awards will be presented immediately following the gold medal bouts, followed by the team awards.