Men's Fencing Announces Class of 2023

Duncan Rheingans-Yoo fences at NCAA championships
Photo Courtesy David Dermer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- Coming off a successful season with the Crimson finishing fourth nationally, Harvard men's fencing welcomes four first-year student athletes to their roster: Kenji Bravo, Filip Dolegiewicz, Jonas Hansen and Mitchell Saron.

These new faces will be welcome by a group of 11 veterans including three All-Americans, four Ivy League Honors recipients, two individual Ivy League champions, and a team that posted a dominant regular season record of 16-3 and their best finish at nationals since 2006.

Kenji BravoFoil | San Francisco, Calif. | French American International
Individual silver in Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina…Mixed Team Bronze in Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, Argentina…Individual Gold in Y14 National Championship, July Cadet National, October Cadet National…Gold medalist in November Cadet National, November Junior National, Cadet World Championships Verona, Italy…Gold medal recipient in  Junior Pan American Championships San Jose, Costa Rica, Junior Pan American Championship Bogata, Columbia…Team Bronze in Junior World Championship Verona, Italy…Individual Silver in Junior World Cup Bangkok, Thailand and Junior World Cup, Sabadell, Spain.

Filip DolegiewiczSabre | Park Ridge, Ill. | Maine South
Member of USA Cadet National Team, Saber…Top-15 finish at World Championships…One Gold Medal at Summer Nationals…First-place finish Juniors at National Cup in Kansas… Top-10 finish at National Championships…Top-three finish at Cadet Moedling World Cup…Top five finishes at Cadet World Cup in Poland and Junior Olympics…Nephew to Antoni Zajkowski, silver medalist at Olympic Games in 1972.

Jonas HansenEpee | Cambridge, Mass. | Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Represented United States on Cadet World Championship Team…Gold medal at the January North American Cup in the Junior Men's Epee Category…Three-time state champion… Scholar Athlete of the Year..Fencing Academic Team Excellence award…Team MVP…nominated to Cambridge Athletic Hall of Fame (Student-Athlete)…Four-time USA First Team All American…Division 1A National Champion… Cadet and Junior Regional Points Winner…Harvard Prize Book Award winner…AP Scholar with Distinction…National Honor Society Member…Four-Time First Honors Certificate recipient…grandson to Bernard Seiderman Harvard Graduate School '71… Son to Cara Seiderman,  '81.

Mitchell SaronSabre | Ridgewood, N.J. | Ridgewood
Top three world and US rank… Two-time gold medalist at Team Junior Pan American Championships… Silver at individual Junior Pan American Championships…Silver at Individual Dourdan Junior World Cup…Bronze at Individual and Team Junior World Championships… Senior National Champion…Earned bronze at Team Junior World Champions…Awarded bronze at Individual Junior Pan American Championships…Received Bronze at Division 1 USA National Championships…Won Bronze at USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships Cadet…Top 10 finish in Division 1 USA Fencing National Championships…gold in Eislingen Cadet European Cup…won gold in October North American Cup Cadet…gold in July Challenge Cadet…Bronze in Konin Cadet European Cup…Four year High Honor Roll student…son to Michael Saron and Beatrice Bravo.