The Quakers return Olympians, Junior National competitors, and Pan-American fencers.
The seniors of Penn's winter teams have won titles and championship appearances during their time in Red and Blue.
The Daily Pennsylvanian's sports staff collectively voted on the athletes, coaches, teams, and moments that shined the brightest during the 2022-23 season.
At the recent NCAA Championships, Cho finished sixth and was named a second-team All-American, while Proestakis secured fifteenth place.
Collectively, the men's and women's programs had its best showing at the championships in nearly 20 years.
Both men's and women's fencing saw several members of their squads excel at last weekend.
The coach has been with Penn for 14 seasons, and led the team to three conference titles.
Despite receiving offers from different schools — but not Penn — Blutt applied to Penn, got in, and has now become a staple for Penn men's fencing.
Fencer Blake Broszus was inspired to join the sport by 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Benjamin Kleibrink, who he later faced off against in the 2020 Games.
Coming in as a walk-on freshman, Hilado had little expectations for her immediate future. Yet now, the senior holds a captain role for Penn women's fencing.
After a year of canceled competition, winter sports returned this season to Penn's campus. With them, many Quaker seniors were able to make one last mark on the program they dedicated their college careers to.
Over his four years with the program, the epee earned numerous awards, including two first team All-Ivy, one second team All-Ivy, one first team All-Region, and one second team All-Region.
Keep up to date with the Quakers as winter sports charge towards final gasps for glory at NCAA Championships and spring sports show hints of what the coming season has in store.
Following mixed performances in the Penn State Invitational and the Philadelphia Invitational, Penn’s men and women’s fencing teams had to chase success in the Ivy League Round-Robin Championships through the weekend, but fell under expectations.
The team features fencers from seven different states and four countries.
Beginning on Feb. 1, spectators will be allowed to attend winter sports competitions, which includes men’s and women’s basketball.
Over two consecutive weekends, Penn's fencing teams went up against some high-quality competition and came up short at some points and victorious in others.
Winter sports competition will continue behind closed doors as Penn responds to rising COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia as well as across collegiate sports.
As did fall sports, the winter athletics teams entered the season having not played in almost two years. Unlike this past fall season, however, it looks like a few of these teams have a shot at competing for Ivy League titles.
With the winter sports season in full swing, we take a look at which Red and Blue teams will be in action in this weekend.