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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.

Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
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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.

Location: 
Ithaca, NY
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Four Big Red fencers traveled to Brandeis University to fence in the NEUSFA Pomme de Terre competition.  Of the Men’s team, Mike Fotinatos ’12 and Benjamin Jaeger ’13 competed in the foil and saber opens respectively.  Women’s team members Christine McIntosh ’14 and Beverly Yang ’13 also participated, both placing in the top 8 for their respective weapons.

Location: 
Waltham, Massachusetts
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The Cornell Big Red traveled to Chicago, Illinois to fence in the US Collegiate Club National Fencing tournament.  Both the foil and saber squads fenced to a bronze medal finish in a field of roughly 36 teams from around the country.  Sophomore Zach Silversmith was also able to secure a second place finish despite serious injuries in the final round.

Location: 
Chicago, IL


  


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