Men's Fencing Finishes 6-0 at Home Invitational

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s fencing team topped off their day with a 25-2 win over Lafayette in the sixth round of the Philadelphia Invitational. Before facing the Leopards, the Quakers defeated Haverford, Sacred Heart, Duke, John’s Hopkins, and NJIT for a perfect 6-0 record on the day. Sunday’s bouting in the Coach Dave Micahnik Fencing Center was the final time the five seniors – Jason Chang, Rene Gannon-O’Gara, Sean Turner, Steven Yang, and Michael Zhuang -- would fence in a competition at home.

Results (6-0)
Round 1: Haverford, W 21-6

Round 2: Sacred Heart, W 21-6
Round 3: Duke, W 16-11
Round 4: John’s Hopkins, W 18-9
Round 5: NJIT, W 20-7
Round 6: Lafayette, W 25-2

Freshmen Harry McGuire and John Vaiani had a strong outing for the Red and Blue, combining for a 16-1 record. McGuire went a perfect 7-0, and Vaiani went 9-1, falling in a close bout against a fencer from NJIT. Junior Ira Schlosberg also contributed nine wins of his own, ending the day with a 9-3 record.

Making his collegiate debut, Zsombor Garzo was the only member of the Red and Blue to compete every round, fencing a total of 18 bouts. The freshman finished the day 15-3, recording the most wins by any Quaker. Garzo posted a 3-0 mark against Haverford, Sacred Heart, John’s Hopkins, and Lafayette.

Including two 9-0 victories, the sabre squad recorded the most bout wins out of the three weapons with 44. Junior Shaul Gordon finished 9-0, while senior Sean Turner and sophomore Isaac Buchwald each went 8-1. In addition, senior Steven Yang and freshman Joseph Mitrani also finished the day with identical records of 7-2.

Up Next
Penn returns to action next weekend in Evanston, Ill. for the NU Duals hosted by Northwestern. The two-day event will be the final competition the Red and Blue will fence in before the Ivy League Fencing Round-Robin Championships.

Foil (6-0): 40-14

Epee (5-1): 37-17
Sabre (6-0): 44-10

Individual Results
Jason Chang: 6-4

Harry McGuire: 7-0
John Vaiani: 9-1
Denes Marton: 4-2
Pierre Aymerich: 2-3
Ira Schlosberg: 9-3
Dalton Kamish: 3-1
Jake Raynis: 4-6
R.J. Shipp: 8-3
Rene Gannon-O’Gara: 7-3
Zsombor Garzo: 15-3
Zi Du Guo: 3-2
Shaul Gordon: 9-0
Sean Turner: 8-1
Steven Yang: 7-2
Isaac Buchwald: 8-1
Michael Zhuang: 5-4
Joseph Mitrani: 7-2

Download: Penn Round 2.pdf