Fencing Places Eleven in Top Ten at Regionals

DURHAM, N.C. – On Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s fencing teams combined for eleven top-ten finishes at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Championship hosted by Duke. Senior captain Sarah Parmacek highlighted the women with a first place finish in foil while freshmen Jake Raynis and John Vaiani both finished second in their respective weapons. The Quakers will await for the NCAA Board to announce those who will be invited to the 2015 NCAA Combined Fencing Championships host by Ohio State in the French Field House.

Complete results from regionals can be found here.

Regionals account for 60 percent of a fencer's results toward qualifying for the NCAA finals. The other 40 percent comes from regular-season bouts. Depending on the weapon, the Mid-Atlantic/South Region is allocated between six and eight places at the NCAA finals.

Regional Weapon Standings

Men’s Epee
2. Jake Raynis

4. Zsombor Garzo
9. R.J. Shipp
11. Rene Gannon-O'Gara

Men’s Foil
2. John Vaiani

6. Jason Chang
8. Harry McGuire
9. Ira Schlosberg

Men’s Sabre
4. Shaul Gordon

5. Steven Yang
11. Michael Zhuang
18. Isaac Buchwald

Women’s Epee
13. Alejandra Trumble

17. Stephanie Wolf

Women’s Foil
1. Sarah Parmacek

9. Rachel Chin
13. Cassidy Seidl
14. Luona Wang

Women’s Sabre
15. Shriya Joshi

17. Arabella Uhry
18. Dana Kong