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.
Dershwitz won gold after defeating Italy's Enrico Berre in the finals, 15-9. The Sherborn, Mass. native is now ranked 10th by the International Fencing Federation. This is his first gold medal in a World Cup tournament, previously earning silver in Spain in May of 2017.
The junior sabre fencer last competed internationally in Germany at the World Championships in July of 2017, earning 19th place. At Harvard, he serves as co-captain for the 2017-18 season after finishing 2016-17 as the NCAA Champion in men's sabre and receiving first team All-Ivy and first team All-America honors.
The Crimson kicked off its 2017-18 slate at the PSU Open this past weekend and returns to the strip next Dec. 3 for the Vassar tournament.