People in the class of 2013

Zach Silversmith's picture

Zach, a B10 in sabre, has been fencing since January ‘08, engaging in a mix of local USFA tournaments, NAC’s, and other national tournaments. Outside of Cornell, he has been training under Ariana Klinkov at the Prise de Fer fencing club outside of Boston. At Cornell, Zach has been growing more successful at club tournaments, achieving a MACFA record of .792, and earning 2nd and 3rd place at USACFC and MACFA Championships, respectively, in 2011.

Zach’s work ethic can be characterized as very rigorous and focused on self-improvement. He will consistently stay late and will aim to attain as much fencing time as possible. He strives everyday to incorporate new technique, strengthen pre-existing actions, and to better himself in absence of a local sabre coach.
Zach will serve as web administrator for the second year in the 2011-2012 season. Incidentally he intends to major in Computer Science and potentially Greek.
Without a doubt, Zach is undeniably the most attractive fencer at Cornell.  We often use his radiant beauty to light dark hallways or to advertise to prospective female fencers.


Benjamin Jaeger's picture

Jaeger began fencing competitively at age 13 under the training of Zoran Tulum.  Since arriving at Cornell, he has shown a number of impressive results. In his freshman season, he held a .806 record, the highest on the saber squad for that year. In his second year he served as the club’s treasurer and placed 16th out of 98 in the USACFC club championship saber individual.
Prior to Cornell, Jaeger attended a number of local and national competitions, earning a B08 ranking.  He has proved to be one of the most dedicated competitors on the team, travelling on many spare weekends to competitions in the Western New York division.  
A junior in the College of Engineering majoring in Computer Science, Jaeger will serve as club Co-Captain in Fall 2011 - Spring 2012. 


Dave Smith's picture

Smith has been fencing for about eight years at 3MB fencing club.  He has competed in a number of local and national competitions, including the Bay State Games, Junior Olympics and Summer Nationals.  He has earned a B08 rating.
Some notable results include placing 22nd at the Temple Open and earning the only two wins against Drew on our Epee squad during the 2009-10 regular season.



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