Six Ivies Win Titles at NCAA Fencing Regionals

29 Nov 2021 | 10:08 | Fencing

PRINCETON, N.J. — Ivy League fencers claimed six of a possible 12 titles at the NCAA Northeast and Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals on Saturday and Sunday, with a total of 19 student-athletes from the conference making the podium.

At the Northeast Regional in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Columbia’s Adam Mathieu won the men’s foil, with his teammate Harrison Bergman coming in third. Another Lion, Porter Hesslegrave, claimed bronze in the men’s epee, while two more Columbia fencers in Geoffrey Loss and Calvin Liang took second and third, respectively, in the men’s saber.

On the women’s side at Vassar College, Ivies swept the podium in the saber event, with Harvard’s Aliya Itzkowitz winning gold while Columbia teammates Adrienne Jarocki and Lena Johnson took silver and bronze, respectively. The Lions’ Jackie Dubrovich earned a first-place finish in the women’s foil with her teammate Iman Blow taking third. In the women’s epee, Victoria Wines of Cornell won silver and Sharon Ra of Harvard took bronze.

At the Mid-Atlantic/South Regional in Bethlehem, Pa., Penn’s Justin Yoo was victorious in the men’s epee. Princeton’s Alex House earned third in that event.

On the women’s side at Moravian College, Princeton’s Taylor Chin claimed gold with the foil. The Tigers then swept all three spots in the saber, with Desirae Major taking gold, Allison Lee placing second and Gracie Stone finishing third.

While regional winners automatically advance, the rest of the 2016 NCAA Championship selections will be announced on Tuesday.