Men’s Fencing Finishes Fourth, Two Crimson Claim First-Team All-Ivy

Chang and Mageras are named to second-team All-Ivy team (Gil Talbot).

ITHACA, N.Y- The Harvard men's fencing team finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships, hosted by Cornell, Sunday afternoon.

Two foil fencers, junior Stephen Mageras and senior Jerry Chang, tallied first-team All-Ivy League honors. Mageras placed first overall against all foil fencers with a 12-3 mark, while teammate Jerry Chang finished behind him with an 11-3 record.

The Crimson had a fencer named All-Ivy in each of the three weapons. Senior Alexander Ryjik, 9-5, placed tied for sixth among all saber fencers, senior Michael Woo, 10-5, recorded a fifth-place mark in the foil, and senior Nicolas Simko, 9-6, tied for fourth in the epee, as all three earned All-Ancient second-team accolades.

Harvard fell to Columbia, 16-11, as the Crimson foil squad led the team with a 6-3 mark.

Sunday's second bout saw a 16-11 defeat to Penn, with the foil fencers posting the most points for the Crimson with a 6-3 record.

"After the second day, we were tied for first," stated head coach Peter Brand, "Our biggest problem on day two was an unfortunate injury to our No. 1 saber fencer. "

The men and women will host the Beanpot against MIT, Boston College and Brandeis at the Malkin Athletic Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10 starting at 6 p.m. It will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network and Bill Spaulding, Chris Bosherini, and assistant coach Michael Brand will be announcing the event.

Columbia def. Harvard, 16-11    
Alexander Rijik, 3-0
Duncan O'Brien, 0-1
Eric Zhao, 0-3
Harrison Parker, 0-2

Stephen Mageras, 2-1
Jerry Chang, 2-1
Michael Woo, 2-1

Nicolas Simko, 1-2
Peregrine Badger, 1-2
Albert Chien, 0-3

Penn def. Harvard, 16-11
Harrison Parker, 0-3
Eric Zhao, 0-3
Alexander Rijik, 1-2

Jerry Chang, 3-0
Michael Woo, 1-2
Stephen Mageras, 2-1

Peregrine Badger, 2-1
Albert Chien, 1-2
Nicolas Simko, 1-2