2014-15 MIT Men's Fencing News

March 21, 2015
Benjamin Lin Wins Elite 89 Award For NCAA Fencing Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Carrying a 5.0 GPA, MIT sophomore Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) was presented with the NCAA Elite 89 Award at the NCAA Fencing National Championship held this weekend at Ohio State. He is the second consecutive fencer to receive this accolade as Joey Rafidi ’14 was tabbed for this honor last year. Since the Elite 89 program was established during the 2009-10 academic year, the Engineers have collected eight awards.

March 20, 2015
Lin and Wong Compete at NCAA Fencing Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In their debuts at the NCAA Fencing Championship, MIT sophomore Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) and freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) finished 23rd and 24th in the sabre competition on Friday at Ohio State. The lone Division III qualifiers for the weapon, the Engineers placed 25th in the overall team standings.

March 10, 2015
MIT to Send Two Fencers to NCAA Championship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – MIT sophomore Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) and freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) will represent the sabre squad at the NCAA Fencing Championship to be held March 19-20 at Ohio State. The lone Division III sabre qualifiers, this is the second time in program history the Engineers will have multiple competitors in the same weapon at the championship as they had two sabre entries in 2001.

March 8, 2015
Lin and Wong Lead Men’s Fencing at NCAA Northeast Regional
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sabre squad teammates sophomore Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) and freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) captured sixth and ninth place, respectively, as the MIT men’s fencing team competed at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday. Lin, who produced the Engineers’ best performance since Igor Kopylov ‘09 secured ninth place in 2006, will learn on Tuesday, March 10 if both him and Tzer Chuyan qualified for the upcoming NCAA Championship.

February 22, 2015
Izadmehr Wins Sabre Crown, Men's Fencing Finishes Fourth at New England Championship
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The MIT men’s fencing team kicked off its postseason push by capturing fourth place at the New England Championship hosted by Vassar College on Saturday. Senior Ehsan Izadmehr (Wayne, N.J.) edged out freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) for the gold medal in the sabre competition as the squad finished second out of 12 teams (25-5), followed by the epee team (21-8), and the foil unit (20-11).

February 11, 2015
MIT Defeats Boston College at Beanpot
WALTHAM, Mass. – The MIT men’s fencing team closed out the regular season at the Beanpot hosted by Brandeis University on Wednesday night. The Engineers (12-12) topped Boston College, 14-13, but fell to Harvard University (22-5) and the host Judges (14-13).

February 1, 2015
Engineers Pick Up Three Wins at Sollee Invitational
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its final home competition of the season, the MIT men’s fencing team went 3-3 in the Eric Sollee Invitational on Sunday. The Engineers defeated Hunter College (26-1), Yeshiva University (23-4), and Haverford College (16-11) but fell to NYU (18-9), Duke University (20-7), and Stevens Institute of Technology (14-13). The sabre squad turned in the best performance on the day as it amassed a ledger of 42-12.

January 24, 2015
Men’s Fencing Closes out NFC Action with 4-1 Performance
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Seeing its first action in almost two months, the MIT men’s fencing team generated a 4-1 ledger in its final Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition of the season. The Engineers fell to host Brown University (18-9) midway through the event but defeated Dartmouth College (19-8), Tufts University (21-6), Vassar College (20-7), and Boston College (14-13). Sophomores Sam Judd (Wyckoff, N.J.) and Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) led the way with 14-1 records in epee and sabre, respectively.

December 7, 2014
Tech Fencing Battles at Brandeis Invitational
WALTHAM, Mass. – The MIT men’s fencing team faced its most competitive lineup of the season at the Brandeis University Invitational on Sunday but could not come away with a victory. The Engineers fell to St. John’s University (21-6), the U.S. Air Force Academy (17-10), Johns Hopkins University (19-8), Brown University (17-10), and Yale University (14-13).

November 15, 2014
MIT Men’s Fencing Goes 4-1 in NFC Debut
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) competition of the season, the MIT men’s fencing team turned in a 4-1 performance on Saturday. The Engineers defeated Brandeis University (14-13), University of New Hampshire (22-5), UMass (23-4), and Boston University (23-4) with their lone loss coming at the hands of Sacred Heart University (18-9). In his NFC debut, freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) bested all of his opponents to finish at 15-0 for the day.

November 1, 2014
Engineers Make Annual Season Debut at The Big One
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – In its first action of the of the 2014-15 season, the MIT men’s fencing team saw four athletes enter the top 10 at The Big One Invitational held at Smith College on Saturday. For the second year in a row sophomore Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) tied for third place in sabre while senior squad mate Ehsan Izadmehr (Wayne, N.J.) had the best showing of his career as he captured sixth place. Junior Dinis Cheian (Chisinau, Moldova) was seventh in epee while freshman Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) rounded out the Engineers in 10th place in the sabre rankings.