On Saturday March 2nd the Cornell Men?s Fencing Team travelled to College Park, Maryland to compete in the MACFA Championships on Sunday March 3rd. The MACFA Championships pins MACFA teams head to head to put the teams, individual squads, and individual fencers to the test. At the end of the day, the team with the most victories and touches scored across all three weapons would be crowned the MACFA Champion.
On November 18th, The Big Red Men traveled to Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania to compete in the first MACFA tournament of the year, the A vs. B meet. The Red were pitted up against Army, Haverford College, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJIT and Yeshiva. The Big Red went 3-2 on the day, beating Army, Haverford and Yeshiva and losing to Stevens and NJIT. The sabre squad for the A vs. B meet was Captain Zach Silversmith, Benjamin Jaeger and Matthew Laks. The new-look foil squad included junior Matt Joe, and freshmen Dalton Kamish and Austin Chien.
Big Red Fencing opened up their season at the 34th annual Temple Open in Philadelphia, PA. Cornell fenced off against a number of top tier varsity programs including Penn State, UNC Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania and NYU. With Hurricane Sandy on the horizon, a number of teams had to leave during the tournament, causing some shifts in seeding and direct elimination determinations. Such a superstorm was no obstacle however for the Big Red. Sophomore Matthew Laks captured a fifth place finish in Sabre, one of the best showings in team history.
The Cornell Men’s Fencing Club traveled to Hartford, CT for the 2012 USACFC Championships (United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs). We placed 3rd out of 35 men’s programs. The Sabre squad finished the weekend 68-3 on their way to a national title. The Foil squad finished 5th and the Epee squad finished 9th. It was a great weekend and a great end to the fencing careers of Seniors Nick Heiner, Bryan Mills, and Tim Gao.
The Cornell Men’s Fencing Club traveled to Drew University in Madison, New Jersey this weekend for the MACFA A vs. B event. The team finished 4-2 on the day, beating Drew 14-13. The 4-2 finish on the day closes out an extremely successful regular season for the Red, in which the team amassed 12 victories.
The Cornell Men’s Fencing Club hopes to continue their successful season March 7th at MACFA Champs, which will be held at Drew University.
The Men’s Fencing Club hosted Rutgers, Lafayette and RPI this past sunday at the Stifel Fencing Salle. Cornell defeated all three to improve its season record to 8-0. The foil and sabre squads remained undefeated as well, with foil looking to threepeat as MACFA champions this year. The Big Red will return to action on February 12th at Drew University against MACFA’s B region which includes SIT, NJIT, USMA, Hunter College, and Yeshiva University.
On November 19, the Cornell Men’s Fencing Club travelled to Haverford College and competed at the first MACFA meet of our schedule. We went undefeated beating Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland College Park, William and Mary, and University of Virginia. We had not defeated Haverford in 2 years.
The Big Red opened their season this weekend at the 33rd annual Temple Open in Philadelphia, PA. With nearly 100 fencers per event, Cornell fenced off against a number of strong Varsity programs such as Penn State, University of Pennsylvania, UNC Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins and NYU. Making one of the best showings in recent years, Mike Fotinatos captured a top 8 finish while Zach Silversmith, Nick Heiner, and Harrison Fox finished in the top 16.
Cornell hosted its first-ever USFA event this Saturday at Willard-Straight Hall, an epee tournament that drew 35 fencers from all over the Western NY area. Many members of the Cornell Men’s Fencing Team and Cornell Recreational Fencing Team participated, 5 of which were able to secure finishes in the top 8 or above. Among the undergraduate Men’s team fencers participating were Mike Fotinatos, Dave Smith, Bryan Mills, Nick Heiner, Benjamin Jaeger and Tim Gao.