Michael Raynis's gold in epee helped the Crimson dominate the event at the 41st Garret Penn State Open (Gil Talbot).
University Park, Pa. – Junior captain Michael Raynis won gold, while sophomore Peregrine Badger picked up a bronze medal in epee as part of a successful opening weekend for the Harvard men's fencing team at the 41st Garret Penn State Open.
Raynis defeated Jeffrey Miller of Penn State, 15-11, in the finals to clinch first. The Crimson had the most top-10 finishers in epee, with Ben White placing ninth.
In an impressive collegiate debut, freshman Jerry Chang secured fourth in foil, the best result for a non-Penn State fencer. Junior Eric Arzoian earned sixth in sabre to round out Harvard's five single-digit finishes.
Overall, seven Crimson fencers placed in the top-20, as Thomas Kolosa finished 14th out of 43 participants in sabre, and junior captain Lucas Lin beat out 31 competitors for 17th in foil.