With the loss of several key seniors, the introduction of a new freshmen squad, and the departure of senior Justin Yoo for a shot at the Olympics, both Penn men's fencing and the rest of the Ivy League will look far different from last year.
Penn men’s fencing, which has won three consecutive Ivy League titles and is currently ranked fourth in the nation, will be losing senior epee captain Justin Yoo. During his freshman year, Yoo helped Penn reach its first ever No. 1 national ranking.
This Saturday, Penn men’s and women’s fencing will head to Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio for its second tournament of the season: the Elite Invitational. The Quakers will face Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Northwestern (women only).
While there were certainly many eyes glued to Penn football and women’s soccer this weekend, there was plenty else going on in the rest of Penn athletics. Three teams opened their season this weekend (wrestling, fencing, and swimming) while others are watching their season’s some to a close.
Although the Quakers bowed out in the first round of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, potential for success at a national playoff may just be found on the fencing strip. This weekend, Penn fencing looks to close out its impressive season at the 2018 National Collegiate Fencing Championships.