CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A number of Harvard fencers competed within the North American Cup in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah and World Cup occasions world wide this previous weekend, Dec. 9 – Dec. 11. One fencer, first-year Faith Park, even competed in a number of occasions.
Junior captain, Jonas Hansen (epee), competed within the Senior World Cup in Vancouver, Canada. Hansen went 4-2 within the swimming pools of the match, incomes a spot within the preliminary elimination rounds. Hansen then fenced a DE towards the Netherland’s Rafael Tulen, profitable 15-8. Hansen was once more victorious in his subsequent match, defeating Spain’s Juan Pedro Romero 15-9, incomes him a spot within the second day of the match. On the second day, Hansen fell in a detailed match with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Stankevych 15-11. Hansen completed 56 out of 188 opponents.
Sophomore, Lauren Scruggs (foil), competed within the Senior Grand Prix in Belgrade, Serbia. Out of the swimming pools, Scruggs was in a position to earn 4 victories out of six matches. Scruggs then cruised by means of the primary preliminary day, handily defeating each Romania’s DE Gheorghe Andreea and France’s Chaldaiou Maria-Eleni 15-2. On the second day, Scruggs defeated South Korea’s Chae Songoh 15-8. Nonetheless, she fell simply brief to Japan’s Azuma Sera, dropping 14-11. Regardless of the defeat, Scruggs’ completed 27th out of 196 opponents after her spectacular efficiency.
Senior captain, Elizabeth Tartakovsky (sabre) competed within the Grand Prix in Orleans, France. Tartakovsky was in a position to battle by means of swimming pools and DE’s into second day. Within the spherical of 64, Tartakovsky took out the quantity 5 seed, Italy’s Rosella Gregorio, 15-11. Within the spherical of 32, Tartokovsky narrowly defeated Hengyu Yang 15-14 to make the highest 16. Ultimately, Tartokovsky fell 15-11 to USA’s Magda Skarbonkiewicz, however earned 16th place out of 177 opponents.
First-year, Faith Park (epee), competed in 4 main tournaments over the span of ten days: Worlds Cups in Laupheim, Germany and Vancouver, Canada and the Division I and Junior North American Cup. After shut defeats within the World Cups, Park flew on to Salt Lake Metropolis to compete within the North American Cup the place she dominated. Within the Division I girls’s epee competitors, Park completed 21st place out of 164 opponents, a high 32 end result. The next day, Park fenced within the Junior Girls’s Epee competitors and gained gold out of 204 opponents.
Apart from Park, first-year Zoe Kim (sabre), sophomore James Chen (foil), senior Mitchell Saron (sabre), senior Filip Dolegiewicz (sabre) and first-year Chloe Williams (sabre) additionally competed within the North American Cup.
Competing within the junior girls’s sabre occasion, Kim defeated Notre Dame’s Jadeyn Williams 15-14 within the quarterfinals, ending second out of 154 opponents, incomes a silver medal. Kim then competed within the Division I girls’s sabre occasion, ending first out of 139 opponents, incomes a gold medal.
Chen additionally had a powerful efficiency, profitable a silver medal within the Division I males’s foil occasion out of 228 opponents.
Each Saron and Dolegiewicz earned a medal within the Division 1 males’s saber occasion. Saron defeated Notre Dame’s Jared Smith 15-8 which arrange a Crimson vs. Crimson matchup within the semi-finals. Saron was in a position to narrowly defeat Dolegiewicz 15-14, resulting in Saron incomes a gold medal and Dolegiewicz incomes a bronze medal within the occasion.
Williams additionally competed within the junior girls’s sabre occasion, inserting 12th place within the Junior out of 154 opponents. The next day, Williams competed within the Division I girls’s saber and completed 32nd out of 134 opponents.
The Crimson head to Queens, New York to compete within the St. John’s Invitational on January 21.