An Israeli-born fencer, a Canadian and an Ivy champion walk into a bar. And they’re all Shaul Gordon.
The journey for one of Penn men’s fencing captains is far from usual, as the son of an Italian mother, the Israeli-born fencer now calls Richmond, British Columbia, his home.
Make that two-thirds.
This past weekend another Penn team took home a share of a three-way Ivy League title when men’s fencing finished first in the Championship tournament along with Columbia and Princeton.
After some mixed results at the Northwestern Duals, both the No. 3 Penn men’s and No. 9 women’s fencing teams are hoping for positive prospects in Ithaca, N.Y., as the Quakers head to Cornell this weekend to compete in the Ivy League Championships.
The final tune-up before the battle for the Ivy League saw Penn pitted against some of the best the rest of the nation has to offer.
The Red and Blue trekked to South Bend, Ind., on Saturday to compete in the Northwestern Duals.
On the men's side, the No. 3 Quakers dominated, going 5-0.
Oh the weather outside is frightful ... and it is apparently a bit too frightful for the Philadelphia Invitational that Penn Fencing was scheduled to host throughout Saturday and Sunday.
That is the conclusion to the Penn men's fencing squad's team cheer. Perhaps an unusual way to bring the hype, but the Red and Blue (10-1) are shaping up to be anything but ordinary this season.
As many people start their new years with resolutions and hope, the Penn fencing team is following suit in preparation for a trophy-laden 2016.
What’s a story involving swords without three musketeers?
Penn fencing will hope to justify its top-tier status and potentially usurp another fencing powerhouse when it attends the Elite Invitational on Saturday.
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Every athlete knows there’s no “I” in team.
Penn fencing is opening its season, lunging.
Penn sent a total eight competitors to the championship, with six on the men’s side and two on the women’s. Overall, the team placed eighth out of 25 teams, with the men finishing fourth and the women finishing in 14th place.
Even though both Penn men’s and women’s fencing faced strong teams at the Philadelphia Invitational over the weekend, home court advantage ultimately won the day.
This past weekend, the Red and Blue fenced against a plethora of big-name teams, such as Duke, Northwestern, Temple and UNC.
It’s a busy weekend for Penn Athletics, as eleven teams will compete over the next several days with seven teams set to throw down on the Quakers’ home courts, pool and track on Saturday and Sunday.
At the Garret Penn State Open this weekend, Penn men’s and women’s fencing knew they would take on some of the best teams in the country, such as OSU, Notre Dame, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Penn State. And they came out strong.
This weekend, the Penn State Open will serve as a benchmark for where each individual on the team stands at this point in the season.
With fall sports coming to an end, Penn fencing is ready to prove why it should not be overlooked.
It’s not often that high school teammates compete for the same team in college. But Wendy Zhao and Luona Wang, two members of the Penn women’s fencing team, are doing just that.