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Three Men's Fencers Take Strip at Udine Junior World Cup, Woo Wins Bronze

Three Men's Fencers Take Strip at Udine Junior World Cup, Woo Wins Bronze

Woo earned his second Junior World Cup medal (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).

UDINE, Italy – Foil fencer Michael Woo earned his second Junior World Cup medal on Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Udine Junior World Cup as the Harvard men's fencing sophomore won bronze. Fellow foil fencer Stephen Mageras finished in the top-15 while Jerry Chang rounded out the three Crimson competitors. The trio helped the U.S. squad earn a team gold medal.

Woo, who was seeded fifth after pool play, drew James Brosnan in the opening round of eliminations. He downed the Great Britain fencer, 15-5, before besting Italy's Andrea Enrico Sanflippo, 15-13. The Wayne, N.J., local emerged out of the round of 16 as he bested Damaino Rosatelli (ITA), 15-10. In the quarterfinals he met the fourth-seed Alexander Pivovaro of Russia, who he upset, 15-13. Woo earned the bronze medal after his win streak was halted by eventual gold-medal winner, and U.S. teammate, Axel Kiefer, 15-10, in the semifinals.

Mageras, who was seeded 17th, opened elimination action with a 15-7 win over Great Britain's Charlie St. John. The freshman Darien, Conn., native downed Boldizsar Balogh (HUG), 15-10, to reach the table of 16, but fell to the top-seed Kristjan Archer, 15-6, to claim 13th overall.

Entering the ranking round at 32nds after pools, Chang defeated Gialunca Martini (ITA), 15-7. The Moutain View, Calif., local, fell to the second-seed Nobuo Bravo, who also represented the red, white and blue, 15-14, in the round of 32 to finish 28th overall.

The Crimson will make the trip to Queens, N.Y., for the St. John's Invitational Sunday, Jan. 26.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS