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.
In a state-of-the-art fencing center sporting electronic target simulators and championship banners, the Penn fencing team meticulously prepares for an upcoming tournament.
For Penn fencing, this weekend is all about Ivy, as the Quakers head to Brown to compete in the Ivy League Championships.
In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fencing.
The men’s side had a strong weekend, going 5-0, while the women’s side fell vs. Northwestern and Temple yet still finished with a respectable 3-2.
Coming off a successful showing two weeks ago at the Penn State Invitational, both Penn’s men’s and women’s fencing squads look to continue to harness that momentum at the Philadelphia Invitational.
At the culmination of a spectacular season in which the junior recorded just five losses, Mills emerged the best sabre fencer in American collegiate fencing.
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.
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.
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.
This past Sunday, Penn foil won the National Squad Championships, officially earning it the title of ‘best foil team in the country.
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.
This weekend, the teams will face their final test before the rescheduled Ivy tournament, which takes place on Mar. 2-3.
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.