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Five Freshmen to Join Men’s Fencing in 2016-17

The incoming Crimson will join two All-America selections from last year’s squad (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Peter Brand, the head coach of the Harvard men’s fencing team, has announced the addition of five freshmen for the upcoming 2016-17: Matthew Branman (foil), Erwin Cai (sabre), Philippe Guy (sabre), George Haglund (foil) and Duncan Reingans-Yoo (foil).

Branman hails from Villanova, Pennsylvania, while Cai is a native of Manetta, Georgia. Guy joins Harvard from San Diego, California, Haglund is from Califon, New Jersey, and Rheingans-Yoo joins from Columbia, Maryland.

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Dershwitz tallied a +24 touch-differential over the course of the tournament (Gil Talbot).

QUEENS, N.Y. –  The Harvard men’s fencing team was challenged at the St. John’s Invitational, tallying a 1-4 finish. The Crimson (5-5) were able to tally an 16-11 victory over Penn State.

In the final bouts of the day, Harvard faced Penn State. The Crimson were able to walk away with a 16-11 victory, with scores of 7-2 in sabre, 4-5 foil and 5-4 in epee. Sophomore Eli Dershwitz rattled off a +8-touch differential against the Lions in sabre. Sophomore Albert Chien registered a +8-touch differential in epee against Penn State. Freshman Duncan Rheingans-Yoo finished the match against Penn State with a +4-touch differential.

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Albert Chien earned the set point for the men’s epee (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 7 Harvard men’s fencing (6-5) competed in a head-to-head match against NYU on Saturday afternoon at the Malkin Athletic Center, posting a 16-11 victory.

In the final epee bout of the afternoon, Albert Chien was down 2-3 before hitting three consecutive hits to earn the point and go 3-0 on the evening. The epee squad also saw successful results from Milo Davidson, who tallied a 2-1 record and positive touch differential. With the final score in epee reading 5-4, Harvard secured the point over the Bobcats.

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George Haglund paces the foil squad with a plus-68 touch differential and 36-13 record (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After earning a seventh-place finish at the NCAA National Championships in 2016, Harvard will send ten men fencers to New Haven, Connecticut to compete in the NCAA Northeast Regionals on Sunday, March 12, hosted by Yale.
Last Time Out
The No. 8 Harvard men’s fencing team clinched its 10th Beanpot title on February 15 at Boston College over Brandeis, MIT and host Boston College. Harvard has secured the Beanpot Trophy every year since the inception of the tournament in 2007.  The Crimson opened the competition with a 22-5 win over MIT, and continued with a 20-7 triumph over Brandeis. The final match for the Crimson was versus Boston College, with Harvard registering a 22-5 victory over the Eagles.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 8 Harvard men’s fencing team clinched its 10th Beanpot title Wednesday night at Boston College over Brandeis, MIT and host Boston College. Harvard has secured the Beanpot Trophy every year since the inception of the tournament in 2007.

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Rheingans-Yoo paces the foil squad with a 23-14 and a plus-48 touch differential (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Looking to clinch its 10th-straight Beanpot title, the No. 8 Harvard men’s fencing team will close its regular season at the 2017 Beanpot Tournament hosted by Boston College.

Albert Chien notched a third place finish at the NCAA Regionals(Gil Talbot).

NEW HAVEN, Conn.  – The No. 8 Harvard men’s fencing team sent 10 members of the team to compete in the NCAA Regional Championships hosted by Yale on Sunday, March 12.

Eli DershwitzEric ZhaoPhilippe Guy and Erwin Caitook the strips for Harvard in the men’s sabre category. Dershwitz was first up for the Crimson. In his first round, the sophomore breezed through the competition, recording a 6-0 sweep and a plus-17 touch differential to move onto the second round. Dershwitz continued on his unbeaten streak, recording an additional six wins in the second round, only allotting 14 touches against in his six bouts. Dershwitz moved onto the top-12 with ease, only dropping one bout in the finals. Dershwitz earned the gold medal in men’s sabre, finishing the final round with a 10-1 record and a plus-21 touch differential.

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The Storyline

The Harvard fencing program’s quest for its second national title begins Thursday, March 23 as 11 Crimson fencers head to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2017 NCAA National Championships. Over the course of four days Harvard will compete at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis for individual and team crowns as well as All-America honors. The men will compete on the strip March 23-24 to open the competition with the women closing the event March 25-26.

Watch The Action
All the action from the semifinal and championship bouts will be streamed live on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app. A live feed of the semi-final and final bouts will be available on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN App. The semifinals and finals, along with other championships highlights will air on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on April 5.


PRINCETON, N.J. — The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including 10 from Harvard – who have been selected to the 2017 Winter Academic All-Ivy League team.

The goal of Academic All-Ivy is to properly honor top student-athletes in the three sports seasons (fall, winter and spring). For each sports season, each Ivy institution nominates 10 student-athletes – five men and five women – with grade point averages of 3.00 or higher. These student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve on an officially sponsored varsity sport.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Taking to the strip at the 2017 NCAA Championships, sophomore Eli Dershwitz claimed his first national title, winning the men’s sabre category with a final tally of 15-10 against Wayne State’s Zaid Elsissy. Dershwitz is the first men’s fencing team member to clinch an individual title since 2007, when Tim Hagamen ’07 earned the same honor. Dershwitz earned his second All-America first team honors with the victory.
Dershwitz opened the two-day event at the round robins, sweeping the first three rounds with a 14-1 record. Dershwitz led the sabre category with a plus-51 touch differential, earning the first spot in the standings at the conclusion of the day.

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