In Penn’s history, 24 fencers have represented the Red and Blue at the Olympic Games. If sophomore Justin Yoo has anything to say about it, he will be the 25th come Tokyo.
When Nicole Vaiani first started learning how to fence, she would beat her older brother all the
If the NCAA fencing world wasn’t already on high alert for the Quakers, it has now been put on notice after an impressive performance at the Garret Penn State Open.
BEWARE: Objects on Penn fencing’s preseason schedule are more hectic than they appear.
“Coming in to college we’re not used to this being a seasonal sport,” senior Alejandra Trumble said.
Both Green and sophomore sabre Julian Merchant traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend to participate in the November North American Cup where they finished 21st and 32nd respectively out of 210 fencers.
Another sport, another three-way tie at the top.
After winning their third of a title last season, just weeks after the football team, Penn men’s fencing is looking forward to what should be another successful year.
As the rest of the country copes with the task of naming of the 45th president of the United States, Adam Green will have a peculiar task to deal with this weekend: figuring out how to get his sabres past the TSA.
The Penn men's and women's fencing teams are returning a slew of Ivy champions, NCAA qualifiers, and many key fencers from last year's men's Ivy title.
But their biggest strength might just be standing on the sideline.
Head coach Andy Ma has had an illustrious career in the world of fencing, and as he enters his seventh year as the head coach of both the men's and women's programs, his . His strength as a coach led him to be named the Ivy League men's fencing Coach of the Year last season.
Ma was able to lead the men's team to its most successful season in recent memory last year, as the team captured its first Ivy League Championship since 2009, several individuals earned All-American Honors, and the team rose to the number one ranking for the first time in program history.