Awards Come After Strong Weekend Performances
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Despite the difficult competition at the Feb. 11-12 Ivy League Championships, two members of the Yale men's fencing team — freshman James Broughton and sophomore Peter Cohen — earned second team All-Ivy honors for their strong performance over the weekend.
Broughton, a newcomer to the team from Nepean, Ont., won his award for his efforts in foil competition. He finished up the two-day tournament in Coxe Cage with a 10-5 result, placing fifth in individual foil competition.
Meanwhile, Cohen, an Irvington, N.Y.-native, finished in a tie for fourth-place individually in epee competition. That performance included a 9-6 win-loss split, often in important matches for the Bulldogs.
At last year's Ivy League Championships, sophomore Cornelius Saunders took home the Most Outstanding Rookie Award, while junior Nathaniel Benzimra earned first team All-Ivy honors and senior captain Shiv Kachru claimed second team All-Ivy honors.
The fencers will look to propel the Bulldogs to a strong performance at the Feb. 26 United States Collegiate Squad Championships.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.