No. 6 Men’s Fencing Captures Seventh Consecutive Beanpot Crown
Mageras' undefeated record helped the Crimson to its seventh Beanpot title (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the seventh time in its existence in as many years, the Beanpot title went to the No. 6 Harvard men's fencing team, who defeated local rivals Boston College, MIT and Brandeis at duPont Gymnasium Wednesday night.
Harvard (12-6, 4-1 Ivy) cruised past Boston College, 26-1, followed by a 20-7 win against the host MIT. The Crimson glided to the title with a 17-10 victory over Brandeis.
Harvard was anchored by its foil squad, which went 24-3 with a handful of fencers going unbeaten including freshman Stephen Mageras (6-0) and junior Brian Kaneshige who went 6-0, each and sophomore Michael Woo who posted a 3-0 record against the Eagles. Senior Eric Arozian and sophomore Duncan O'Brien went 8-1, respectively, on the day to lead a sabre squad that went unbeaten in three duals with a 22-5 mark. Despite falling to the Engineers and Judges, 5-4, the epee division received an 7-2 performance from sophomore Nicolas Simko.
Harvard will now prepare for the NCAA Northeast Regional, set for Sunday, March 9 at Wellesley College.
Harvard defeated Boston College, 26-1
Foil (8-1): Lin 2-1, Mageras 3-0, Woo 3-0
Sabre (9-0): Arzoian 3-0, O'Brien 3-0, Ryjik 3-0
Epee (9-0): Eldeib 3-0, Raynis 3-0, Simko 3-0
Harvard defeated MIT, 20-7
Foil (9-0): Kaneshige 3-0, Lin 3-0, Mageras 3-0
Sabre (7-2): Arzoian 3-0, O'Brien 2-1, Ryjik 2-1
Epee (4-5): Eldeib 2-1, Raynis 0-3, Simko 2-1
Harvard defeated Brandeis, 17-10
Foil (7-2): Chang 1-2, Kaneshige 3-0, Lin 2-1
Sabre (6-3): Arzoian 2-1, O'Brien 3-0, Ryjik 1-2
Epee (4-5): Eldeib 1-2, Raynis 1-2, Simko 2-1