PHILADELPHIA – Freshman Raymond Chen of the University of Pennsylvania men’s fencing team captured a bronze medal over the weekend at the Junior World Cup in Leszno, Poland. Chen entered the weekend ranked No. 5 in the nation in Men’s Foil.
In a field that featured 161 fencers from around the globe, Chen compiled a 5-1 mark in pool play -- notching the 14th seed in the Direct Elimination Round. Following a bye into the Round of 64, Chen registered wins over Theo Sebban (15-8) of France, and fellow Americans Willie Upbin (15-10), Geoffrey Tourette (15-8), and George Haglund (15-11) to reach the semifinals. Tourette was the bronze medalist at the 2015 U-17 World Championships.
Chen dropped a hard-fought 15-14 contest in a final-four matchup with Alexandre Ediri of France, ending his impressive run but securing the bronze medal.
Chen and the rest of the Quakers will begin their 2015-16 campaign on November 8th at the Penn State Open.