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The Big Red fencers traveled to Drew University to compete in the Championship tournament of the Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association.  Comprised of varsity and club programs, Cornell faced off against eleven other schools on the day.   
While all three squads fought hard, the Big Red foil team dominated the competition, with a 29-3 record defeating eight squads with a flawless 3-0 score and three schools by a 2-1 margin.  Their performance earned them a first place squad finish, Cornell’s first MACFA title in many years.  Nick Heiner, Trevor Ertel, and Mike Fotinatos, A, B, and C strip respectively, each finished the team round 10-1 and were all promoted to the individual round.  
Consisting of eight fencers, the individual round takes the top four A-strips, top three B-strips, and top C-strip and is then executed in direct elimination tableau format.  Nick Heiner took home the individual foil gold, winning his bouts decisively by scores of 15-5, 15-3, and 15-8.  Mike Fotinatos earned bronze, edging out the first seeded Jose Samora 15-13, then falling to NJIT’s Max McDermott 15-11.  Trevor Ertel, placing 7th, fell to McDermott in the first round 15-9. 
The other squads showed outstanding effort, but fell short of the podium, with saber placing 8th and epee finishing 10th. Solid performances came from epeeists Dave Smith and Bryan Mills, and saber fencers Benjamin Jaeger and Zach Silversmith.  Overall, the team finished around 6th place.

Location: 
Madison, NJ
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The Cornell Men’s Team competed at the Penn State Garret Open this weekend.  The only club team registered at the event, they fenced against many elite varsity teams, such as Penn State, Ohio State, Princeton, Yale, Notre Dame, Harvard, Drew and UNC Chapel Hill.
Final Results:

Men’s Foil (50 Competitors)

Men’s Epee (58 Competitors)

Men’s Saber (42 Competitors)

Mike Fotinatos – 21st

Tim Gao – 43rd

Ben Jaeger – 23rd

Nick Heiner – 31st

Bryan Mills – 55th

  

Alex Lo – 47th

Wen Xuan Lim – 56th

  

Location: 
State College, PA
Posted by Bryan Mills

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This weekend the Cornell Men’s Fencing Club traveled to Madison, NJ to the first MACFA meet of 2009. After a long day, the Red emerged victorious with a 4-2 record against the MACFA B division. Cornell defeated Drew University, Lafayette College, University of Maryland, and Saint John’s College.

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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.

Location: 
Troy, NY

Temple Open 2009

15 Nov 2009
Posted by Bryan Mills

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On November 1, 2o09 the Cornell Men’s Fencing Club competed at Temple University in the annual Temple Open, widely considered the largest collegiate fencing competetition in the country.
The Big Red had great finishes all around. Nick Heiner, sophomore foilist, broke the top ten with a tenth place finish out of 101 competitors. Freshmen Benjamin Jaeger and Zach Silversmith had good results in sabre with 18th and 24th place finishes respectively (out of 82). Sophomore Mike Fotinatos and Freshman Dave Smith each tied for 22nd in foil and epee.

Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
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Congratulations to all members of the Cornell Class of 2013. To all prospective fencers, we look forward to another great season. Whatever your level of ability or experience, we welcome all fencers and athletes to practice with us. There will be optional meetings for anyone interested in participating on August 24th and August 26th on Rawlings Green (times are still tentative).

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On Sunday, Mike Fotinatos and Nick Heiner fenced the North Atlantic Junior (U19) Sectionals in Rochester, NY. With 56 competitors, it fell a little short of being an A4 event. Early in his pool Fotinatos suffered an injury to his hand that lead to the development of a massive blood blister, making parries a painful proposition. He soldiered on and finished the pool 3-3.

Location: 
Rochester, NY
Posted by Bryan Mills

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The Big Red Men’s Fencing Team travelled to Wisconsin Dells this weekend to compete in the USACFC Championships against 32 schools from across the nation. It was a two day tournament hosted at the Wisconsin Dells Convention Center by the University of Wisconsin.

Posted by Nick Heiner

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Longda Yin ‘07 and Nick Heiner ‘12 both won tournaments this weekend in Texas and Washington state, respectively.

Longda won the 2009 Spruill-Masters Open. He earned his B09. After getting the top seed out of pools, Longda slaughtered the direct elimination table, giving up no more than six points per bout. He won the final 15-2.

Nick won the Fleur de Lys St. Paddy’s Day Tournament, earning him his A09. He defeated two Bs and an A on his path to the podium.



  


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