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Fencers Head to Regionals

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Ten Elis Qualify

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Ten members of Yale men's fencing will travel to Wellesley, Mass., for the Mar. 9 NCAA Northeast Regional Tournament.

The tournament, hosted by Wellesley College, features the top individual fencers from schools in the Northeast Region.  The ten participating Yale fencers qualified based on their performance from the course of this year as well as their performance in the Ivy League Championships two weeks ago. Although Yale struggled as a team in that event, there were some strong individual performances: Junior Hugh O'Cinneide, for example, finished fifth in saber, while seniors Peter Cohen and Benjamin Mappin-Kasirer both fenced well with the epee. Those performances and others bolstered the qualifiers into the regional event.

Junior Sam Broughton, sophomore Jin Ishizuka, freshman Jacob Stein and sophomore Brian Wang will represent Yale in foil competition. Cohen and Mappin-Kasirer, along with senior captain Cornelius Saunders, constitute Yale's epee side. O'Cinneide, and freshmen Ian Richards and Reed Srere, will fence with the saber.

The top performers at this event will move on to the Mar. 20-23 NCAA National Championship, which is to take place this year in Columbus, Ohio.


Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity