Men's Fencing Concludes First North American Cup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s fencing team sent five student-athletes to compete at the United States Fencing Association (USFA) November North American Cup over the weekend.

The Quakers began the weekend with a pair in competition on Friday, taking part in the epee competition. Jake Raynis was especially impressive, earning the Bronze medal in the event. After winning four-of-six in pool play, Raynis compiled wins over Cameron Sullivan (15-11), teammate Justin Yoo (15-12), Nicolas Wilson (15-11), Ryan Griffiths (15-8), and Wesley Johnson (15-11).

Yoo put together an undefeated run in pool play, before falling Raynis in the elimination round. He finished in 34th place.

On Sunday, Penn had three fencers in action in the Junior Men’s Foil. The Quakers had a pair finish in the top ten, with Raymond Chen earning the Bronze Medal and Harry McGuire placing ninth. Freshman Aaron Ahn finished in 25th place.

In bracket play, Chen strung together wins over Jasper Levy (15-1), Nathan Jeon (15-5), Michael Li (15-9), Sidarth Kumbla (15-6) and Axel Kiefer (15-12).

These five and the rest of the Quakers will make their home debut next weekend, when they host the Elite Invitational on Saturday (Nov. 21).