Fencing

03/21/13 2:32am

For Penn fencers, a chance at an ultimate triumph

This year, Penn will send nine fencers – six men and three women – to the NCAA Fencing Championships in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, which will be broadcast on ESPN3.
03/11/13 5:30am

Penn fencing spends break at NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regional

This week, an announcement of which Penn fencers have qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships will be made. The announcement follows the NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regional, which took place Saturday at Lafayette College.
02/28/13 3:38am

Penn men's fencing's experience gives them edge over other Ivies

Since the team considers the Round-Robin its most important tournament of the season, there may never be a better time for Penn to have the kind of momentum it has right now.
02/27/13 2:55am
This past Sunday, Penn foil won the National Squad Championships, officially earning it the title of ‘best foil team in the country.
02/25/13 3:07am

Quakers fencing on point at Temple, win two medals the next day

Saturday morning, the No. 8 Penn men’s fencing team defeated No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 St. John’s at the Temple Invitational before hitting the road with the No. 10 women’s fencing team for the third U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships hosted by Ohio State on Sunday.
02/22/13 2:05am

Penn fencing gets final prep for rescheduled Ivy Round-Robins

This weekend, the teams will face their final test before the rescheduled Ivy tournament, which takes place on Mar. 2-3.
02/05/13 3:39am
David Xu has taken up the sport of wheelchair fencing under Penn assistant coach Mickey Zeljkovic and is already considering competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
02/04/13 2:30am

BRIEF | Penn fencing undefeated at Eric Sollee Invitational

Both the men’s and women’s squads swept the competition of Stevens Tech, MIT, Boston College and Brandeis.
01/28/13 3:55am

Penn fencing confirms expectations at Philadelphia Invitational

Midway through the season, Penn men’s and women’s fencing seemed to have defined their statuses at the Philadelphia Invitational, held at Temple Saturday, as they went 6-0 and 4-2 on the day, respectively.
01/24/13 4:28am
Sophomore year in high school, Mills began traveling 45 minutes into Manhattan in order to practice inside the biggest club in the city – the Fencers Club – with the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a nonprofit which mostly works with inner city youth.
01/14/13 5:58am

BRIEF | Penn fencing comes up just short of perfection at Penn State Invitational

Despite losing to the Nittany Lions, both the men and women were able to register victories over fellow guests Duke, Haverford and North Carolina in their first action of the semester.
01/10/13 4:21am
The Invitational promises tough competition for fencing as the Quakers take on a handful of teams — in addition to powerhouse Penn State — in the first in a long string of dual meets.
12/06/12 4:05am

Northeast a hotspot for Penn fencing

The region is the lifeblood of both Penn fencing and the school’s student body, as fencing has historically been most popular in the Northeast.
12/04/12 6:38am

Foil on point for women's fencing

Penn women’s fencing consists only of 14 members, four on the foil squad. With the top three competing in team competitions, every person really matters.
12/03/12 5:44am

Men's fencing nearly perfect in New York

The men finished their day in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., undefeated, easily beating North Carolina, Vassar, Sacred Heart and NYU. The women’s sabre team lost to Temple, 5-4, while the epee team beat the Owls, 5-4.
11/30/12 3:37am
Penn hopes to have a strong start in its first regular season tournament as they travel to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for the Vassar Invitational.
11/20/12 6:45am

Fencing has its leader in Evan Prochniak

As one of just three seniors on the squad, captain Evan Prochniak has stepped up to assume a leadership role on the men’s fencing team.
10/10/12 4:56am
The University is currently renovating the nearly century-old Hutchinson Gym, long-time home of practice facilities for the gymnastics, fencing, rowing and wrestling teams.
03/27/12 4:24am
Penn’s sophomore sabre, who finished 16th at last weekend’s NCAA Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio, was introduced to the sport by his father, Robert, an All-Ivy fencer at Columbia.
03/26/12 3:15am
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.