Fotinatos and Jaeger win RPI Fall Open; Fotinatos earns B09

15 Nov 2009
Posted by Mike Fotinatos

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Two members of the Cornell Men’s Fencing team saw success this past weekend at a USFA tournament at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Both Mike Fotinatos ‘12 and Benjamin Jaeger ‘13 showed flawless performances in their respective weapons, while Fotinatos also placed 7th in saber.

Fotinatos went 4-0 in the foil pools, receiving only three touches.  He progressed through the Direction Elimination tableau, edging out A-rated Benjamin Hogan in the finals.  The first place finish earned him a B09.
Both Fotinatos and Freshman Benjamin Jaeger moved on to fence the saber event, Jaeger going undefeated in his pool (5-0) and Fotinatos going 3-2.  This seeded Jaeger 1st and Fotinatos 9th after pools.  Jaeger receiving a bye, Fotinatos won his bout to get into the top 8.  Unfortunately, the two Cornell fencers were forced to face each other in the next round.  Jaeger prevailed, defeating Fotinatos by a score of 15-11.  He then went on to defeat two C’s to win the event, claiming the gold medal by an indisputable margin of 15-6. 

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