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Harvard Shows Depth in Season Opener at Penn State

Freshman Lucas Lin (left) was the Crimson's top finisher in the foil competition at the Penn State Garret Open (Harvard Athletic Communications).

Complete Epee Results
Complete Foil Results
Complete Saber Results 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Harvard men's fencing team showed its depth early at the Penn State Garret Open, totaling six top 10 finishes and two medals across the three weapons in the team's first competition of the season.

Freshman Michael Raynis won silver in Epee, and teammate James Hawrot finished eighth to give the Crimson two top 10 finishers there. Meanwhile, three Harvard fencers grabbed top 10 spots in the Saber, led by Valentin Staller, who won bronze in the event. Eric Arzoian was fifth and Thomas Kolasa was 10th.

"In the men, we have some real depth in our weapons," said head coach Peter Brand.

Freshman Lucas Lin finished eighth in the men's foil, leading the Crimson there at his first collegiate competition.

The men return to competition Dec. 5 at the Sacred Heart Invitational in Fairfield, Conn.

Men's Foil

Name   Place
Lin   8th
Meng   11th
Snell   42nd

Men's Epee

Name   Place
Raynis   2nd (Silver)
Hawrot   8th
Cohen   26th
Moore   42nd
White   t-47th
Talcott   t-69th

Men's Saber

Name   Place
Staller   3rd (Bronze)
Arzoian   5th
Kolasa   10th
Tom   26th