2014-15 MIT Men's Fencing News

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 Wong Tzer Chuyan (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 Wong Tzer Chuyan (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 Wong Tzer Chuyan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) rounded out the Engineers in 10th place in the sabre rankings.