Fencing

03/25/12 11:15pm
In her debut appearance at the NCAA Championships, freshman Lunoa Wang became Penn’s first women’s fencer to appear in a championship bout since Jane Hall in 1986.
03/22/12 12:18am
Though seniors Zane Grodman and Vidur Kapur did not win an Ivy title this year — nor any in coach Andy Ma’s three-year tenure — they helped the team come together during a tumultuous period, leaving Ma in excellent position for future seasons.
03/12/12 1:12am

Fencing to send 10 to NCAA Championships

Men’s and women’s fencing teams took on a draining NCAA Regional Tournament Saturday, but came out with 10 fencers headed to the NCAA Championships.
02/27/12 1:31am

Men's fencing wins US Collegiate Weapons Squad Champs

This year, only the men repeated their success, securing the number one spot, while the women came in fourth out of the 18 competing teams.
02/24/12 1:19am

Penn fencing in a New York state of mind

Come Sunday, both the men’s and women’s squads will wipe away any memories of the Ivy Championships and begin preparations for the NCAA Championships with a trip to New York for the U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships.
02/22/12 12:51am
Dave Micahnik had an effect on Penn fencing: 722 career wins, 22 Ivy titles. Both his 1981 men’s team and his 1986 women’s team won the national championship.
02/15/12 10:07pm
After suffering a boxing injury while in the Navy, Randy LaMaster turned to fencing as an alternative combat sport. What started as a hobby soon became a career for the current assistant coach of Penn’s fencing team.
02/15/12 12:54am

Zeljkovic is wheeling and dealing

Five-time Serbian national fencing champion Mickey Zeljkovic was introduced to the wheelchair version of his sport as a coach in his home country and it has become his passion.
02/12/12 10:58pm
The men’s squad entered the tournament as a favorite, but lost to the Crimson in their first match Saturday, 14-13, ending their chance at an undefeated season. The women fell to a similar fate.
02/09/12 11:53pm
Undefeated and the only team to knock off No. 1 Penn State, the Penn men’s fencing team will enter this weekend’s Ivy League tournament confident but cautious.
02/05/12 6:14pm

Penn men’s fencing team remains undefeated

One week after Penn men’s fencing pulled a surprise upset over No. 1 Penn State, the team returned to action on Saturday at the Eric Sollee Invitational.
02/03/12 2:36am
As opposed to the Penn State Invitational, where the Quakers squared off against three top-10 teams, none of the five teams they will be facing at the Eric Sollee Invitational — Brandeis, MIT, NYU, Boston College or Brown — are currently ranked.
01/24/12 12:23am
Despite Penn’s long and distinguished sports history, few of its teams have claimed an NCAA championship trophy of its own.
01/22/12 11:45pm

Penn fencing nearly perfect at Philadelphia Invitational

After two months without a tournament, the men’s and women’s fencing teams bounced back into form as they competed in the Philadelphia Invitational held at Hutchinson Gym.
01/19/12 12:58am

Luona Wang and Wendy Zhao once again competing together

Freshman Luona Wang and Wendy Zhao attended Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama and have fenced together for ten years.
11/21/11 12:31am

Nine fencers reach round of 16 at Penn State

Historically, reaching the round of 16 at the Penn State Open, has been a strong predictor of qualification for the NCAA Championships.
11/15/11 11:44pm
Penn fencing has an advantage that no other varsity team at the school can boast — the men and women go head to head in practice.
03/14/11 2:24am

Eight Quakers qualify for fencing NCAAs

Though Penn failed to capture the 2011 Ivy League title, there is still a chance for the fencers to win a different crown.
02/14/11 5:30am

Fencers finish in middle of Ivy pack

The men defeated Brown, Columbia and Princeton, but notched third place overall with a 3-2 record in the Ivy tournament. The women went 3-3, taking fourth.
02/04/11 4:02am

Quakers duel with nation's best

Having competed against some of the most talented fencers in the world, the Quakers hope to find success in the upcoming MIT Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday.
01/24/11 4:36am

Quakers coast at home

In its only appearance at Hutchinson Gymnasium this season, the men’s fencing squad had no trouble handling the six visitors at the Philadelphia Invitational on Saturday, going 6-0.
01/21/11 6:26am

Quakers open with home advantage

The Quakers will host the Philadelphia Invitational Saturday for their first official tournament of the season.
11/15/10 5:54am

Penn fencers make statement in State College

Both fencing teams met with relative success in State College, Pa., with three Penn men earning top-seven finishes and five members of the women’s team placing in the top 20 in their respective weapons.
11/10/10 5:15am

Fencing aims to put ‘team-first’

Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams look to bond more as a team and hope it brings success on the mat.
03/29/10 5:13am
Despite being riddled by numerous setbacks throughout the 2010 campaign, the Penn fencing team nearly reproduced last year’s seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships on the season’s final weekend.