Computer Science majors

Calvin Au's picture

Calvin started casually fencing foil in third grade, and has since then fenced at both the national and high school level. Calvin was the team captain of his high school fencing team during his senior year at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ. Fencing for Bernards, Calvin qualified for the NJSIAA Foil Individual State Championships all four years, his highest placement of 5th during his junior year.

Calvin fences for Morris Fencing Club in New Jersey under his coach, Slava Danilov. He is a B2012 in foil and has competed at several national events, but has never done well in them because everyone there is ridiculously good.

Calvin is studying Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, enduring sleepless nights as he tries to get his code to compile. In his free time, he likes to nap, play video games, read, play the piano, and be lazy.


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.


Matt Herndon's picture

Matt captained the team during his senior year (2004) and served as captain of the Epee squad from 2002-2004. One of CUMFC’s most successful epeeists in recent history, Matt achieved many outstanding results, including individual silver medal finishes in both MACFA Championships and USACFCs in 2004. That same year Herndon led Cornell to gold medals in the Men’s 3-Weapon Team event and the Team Epee event at USACFCs. Matt also won the Graeme Jennings award in 2002.

Subsequently, Matt has continued his fencing career and participates in a number of USFA tournaments in the North Atlantic Region. He recently earned his A2011, and anchored the Big Red Machine to a Gold Medal finish at the Swords and Strategy Team Open with Frank Castelli and Mike Fotinatos. He currently helps coach the Cornell Recreational Fencing team.

Prior to Cornell, Matt fenced at the Virginia Academy of Fencing, but attributes almost all of his fencing ability to CUMFC.



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