2017-18 Men's Fencing News

  • Dershwitz Claims Gold at Pan American Games
    June 20, 2018
    HAVANA, Cuba – Adding another gold medal in international competition to his impressive resume, rising senior co-captain Eli Dershwitz of the Harvard men’s fencing team earned a first-place finish in men’s sabre at the Pan American Championships this past weekend. Dershwitz helped Team USA to its fifth gold medal of the weekend in six events.
  • Season Recap: Men's Fencing
    May 08, 2018
    May 8, 2018
  • Ten Harvard Student-Athletes Earn 2018 Winter Academic-All Ivy Honors
    April 10, 2018
    The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2018 Winter Academic All-Ivy League team.
  • Ivy League Enhances Exposure, Fan Experience with Long-Term ESPN Agreement
    April 04, 2018
    The Ivy League and ESPN have agreed to a long-term relationship to showcase Ivy League events through a variety of ESPN platforms, including at least 24 events annually on ESPN’s linear networks and more than 1,100 annually on ESPN+. This will include coverage for all 42 Harvard varsity programs.
  • Dershwitz Wins Bronze in Grand Prix
    April 02, 2018
    Seoul, Korea – Eli Dershwitz of the Harvard men’s fencing team won his third medal in international competition this weekend, earning bronze in the sabre category for the United States at the Grand Prix in Seoul, Korea on March 30.
  • Dershwitz Clinches Second Straight NCAA Championship Crown
    March 25, 2018
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Taking to the strip for the 2018 NCAA Championships at Penn State this weekend, March 22-25, Eli Dershwitz of the No. 2 Harvard men’s fencing team became a two-time NCAA Champion in the sabre category today. The junior co-captain defeated Wayne State’s Ziad Elsissy 15-14 in the final round to clinch his second straight individual crown and become the first men’s fencer in program history to win back-to-back titles. Dershwitz helped Harvard to a fifth-place overall finish in this year’s tournament.
  • Harvard Sends 10 Fencers to NCAA Championships
    March 20, 2018
    The Harvard fencing program’s quest for its second national title begins Thursday, March 22 as 10 Crimson fencers head to University Park, Pa. for the 2018 NCAA National Championships. Over the course of four days, Harvard will compete at the Indoor Multi-Sport Facility at Penn State for individual and team crowns as well as All-America honors. The men will compete on the strip March 22-23 to open the competition with the women closing the event March 24-25.
  • Feature: Diversity in the Fencing Community
    March 16, 2018
    March 16, 2018
  • Tourette Clinches Gold, Six Finish in Top 10 at NCAA Regionals for No. 2 Men's Fencing
    March 11, 2018
    WALTHAM, Mass. – The No. 2 Harvard men’s fencing team sent 10 team members to compete in the NCAA Northeast Regionals tonight, March 11, hosted by Brandeis. Within six top-10 finishes across the three divisions, freshman Geoffrey Tourette claimed gold for the Crimson in foil with his first-place finish.
  • No. 2 Men's Fencing Sends 10 to NCAA Northeast Regionals
    March 07, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After placing fifth at the NCAA Championships last year where junior co-captain Eli Dershwiz claimed his first national title in sabre, the No. 1 Harvard men's fencing team will send 10 fencers to the NCAA Regionals this Sunday, March 11, for a chance to qualify for the Championships. Brandeis is set to host the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Waltham, Mass.
  • Around The Yard: Duncan Rheingans-Yoo
    February 22, 2018
    Last year as a freshman, I wasn’t sure how I was going to fit in with the fencing team. I was a quieter type, and it seemed like many of my teammates were louder and more boisterous than me. Add that I was a walk-on, and while the team didn’t treat me any differently than the recruits, I still felt a little out of place, like I didn’t quite belong.
  • No. 1 Men's Fencing Wins 11th-Straight Beanpot Title
    February 14, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. - The No. 1 Harvard men's fencing team clinched its 11th straight Beanpot championship Wednesday night, Feb. 14 at MIT. The Crimson tallied wins over host MIT, Boston College and Brandeis in the annual tournament. Harvard has now secured the Beanpot trophy every year since the inception of the tournament in 2007.
  • No. 1 Men's Fencing Seeks 11th Straight Beanpot Title
    February 13, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After winning a share of the Ivy League Championship title last weekend, the No. 1 Harvard men’s fencing team is set to take on the Beanpot this Wednesday, Feb. 14 at MIT. The Crimson has secured a 14-1 overall record, going 4-1 in Ivy play, its best record since the 2014-15 season.
  • Four Men's Fencers Earn All-Ivy Accolades, Brand Tabbed Co-Coach of the Year
    February 13, 2018
    PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard men’s fencers Erwin Cai, Eli Dershwitz, Duncan Rheingans-Yoo and Geoffrey Tourette have received All-Ivy honors, earning a place on the All-Ivy first team after the 2018 Ivy League Championships as announced by the league today. Harvard has now placed at least one member on an All-Ivy team in each of the last 25 years.
  • No. 1 Men's Fencing Claims Share of Ivy League Championship Title
    February 11, 2018
    PRINCETON, N.J. - The No. 1 Harvard men's fencing team claimed a share of the Ivy League title this weekend, Feb. 10-11 at the Ivy League Championships in Princeton, N.J. The Crimson tallied a dominant 4-1 record over the course of the tournament and shares the title with Columbia and Penn. Harvard has now improved its overall record to 14-1 and 4-1 in Ivy play, its best record since the 2014-15 season.
  • No. 1 Men's Fencing Set for Ivy League Championships at Princeton
    February 07, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 5 Harvard men's fencing team will travel to Princeton, N.J. this weekend, Feb. 10-11, for the Ivy League Championships. The Crimson heads into the weekend with an 10-1 record. The tournament will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.
  • No. 5 Men's Fencing Triumphs at Home
    February 04, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The No. 5 Harvard men's fencing team completed its first home dual bout of the season this Sunday, Feb. 4, defeating NYU in a tight race, 14-13. The Crimson moves to 10-1 this season.
  • Dershwitz Wins Second Senior World Cup Gold Medal
    February 03, 2018
    PADOUE, Italy – Eli Dershwitz of the men’s fencing team won his second gold medal of the year in international competition, earning the championship in the sabre category for the United States at the Senior World Cup Italy. The tournament, which took place Friday, Feb. 2, featured 212 top fencers from around the world.
  • No. 5 Men's Fencing Faces NYU at Home
    January 31, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After posting a 5-0 shutout record at the St. John's Invitational in its last tournament appearance, the No. 5 Harvard men's fencing team is set for its home opener against NYU this Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Malkin Athletic Center. The bout will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network at 12 p.m.
  • Men’s Fencing Dominates at St. John’s Invitational with 5-0 Record
    January 20, 2018
    QUEENS, N.Y. – The Harvard men’s fencing team had a standout performance at the St. John’s Invitational this Saturday, Jan. 20. Sweeping all five opponents, including host St. John’s (14-13), Columbia (14-13), Notre Dame (15-12), Ohio State (14-13) and Penn State (14-1), the Crimson improved its overall record for the 2017-18 season to 9-1.
  • Men’s Fencing Set to Compete in St. John’s Invitational
    January 18, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Returning to the strip for the first time after nearly a month, the Harvard men’s fencing team will travel to Queens, N.Y. to compete in the St. John’s Invitational. The Crimson will face competitors from five teams, including host St. John’s, Columbia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State.
  • Men’s Fencing Battles to 4-1 Record at Tradition Tournament
    December 03, 2017
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Harvard men’s fencing team completed play this Sunday at the Tradition Tournament in its second tournament of the season and first of dual action. The team ended the weekend with a 4-1 record after facing competitors from host Vassar, NJIT, NYU, Penn State and Sacred Heart.
  • Men’s Fencing Travels to Vassar for Tradition Tournament
    November 30, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s fencing team will compete in its first dual matches of the season on Sunday, Dec. 3 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. at the Tradition Tournament. The Crimson will face seven other teams, including host Vassar, NJIT, NYU, Penn, Penn State, Princeton and Sacred Heart.
  • Dershwitz Earns Gold at IFE Competition
    November 06, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – This past weekend, Eli Dershwitz of the men’s fencing team competed in the Senior World Cup Algeria, earning gold in the sabre category for the United States. The tournament, which took place Nov. 3-5, featured 132 top fencers from around the world.
  • Two First Place Finishes for Men’s Fencing at Penn State Open
    November 05, 2017
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Harvard men’s fencing team dominated competition this weekend at the Penn State Open, its first tournament of the 2017-18 season. The Crimson faced competitors from host Penn State, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Washington State and Yale.
  • Men’s Fencing Opens 2017-18 Slate at PSU Open
    November 03, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Taking to the strip for the first time this season, the Harvard men’s fencing team will travel to University Park, Pa. to compete in the Penn State Open, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5.
  • Men’s and Women’s Fencing Announces 2017-18 Schedule
    August 31, 2017
    Led by head coach Peter Brand in his 18th season, the Harvard fencing team has released its 2017-18 schedule. After finishing fifth in the NCAA Championships last year, the Crimson looks to continue its growing success.
  • Men’s Fencing Welcomes Four Freshmen for Next Season
    June 22, 2017
    Peter Brand, the head coach of the Harvard men’s fencing team, has announced the addition of four freshmen for the upcoming 2017-18 season: Adrian Thein-Sandler (Epee), Charles Horowitz (Epee), Geoffrey Tourette (Foil) and Edward Zhao (Sabre).