Benjamin Lin Claims Gold Medal at The Big One Invitational

Senior Benjamin Lin
Senior Benjamin Lin

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT senior Benjamin Lin (Beaverton, Ore.) captured the sabre Gold medal at the season-opening The Big One Invitational hosted by Smith College on Saturday. The men's fencing team also saw junior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) secure fifth place in the sabre competition while senior Sam Judd (Wyckoff, N.J.) produced the Engineers' third top-10 finish by ranking ninth in foil. Freshman Austin Wang (Fremont, Calif.) recorded the highest placement for the foil unit by ranking 24th.

Epee
Sam Judd Ninth Place
(Career Best) 
6-0 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-3 vs. Alex Labossiere (URI)
Round of 32: Won 14-11 vs. Max Gould (Brandeis)
Round of 16: Lost 15-13 vs. Nick Clancey (Brandeis)
Yixuan Pei 17th Place 5-0 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-8 vs. Aidan Wiggins (URI)
Round of 32: Lost 15-9 vs. Hunter Stusnick (Brandeis)
Sheel Patel 21st Place 5-1 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-2 vs. Daniel Crosby (WPI)
Round of 32: Lost 15-11 vs. Nick Clancey (Brandeis)
Alexander Andriatis
23rd Place
4-1 Pool Play
Round of 64: Won 15-10 vs. Nicholas Couloucoundis-Parry (Tufts)
Round of 32: Lost 12-11 vs. Daniel Swerzenski (Vassar)
Marshall Craft 40th Place
(Career Best) 
3-3 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-8 vs. Chris Armstrong (Brandeis)

 

Foil
Austin Wang 24th Place 4-2 Pool Play

Round of 64: Won 15-1 vs. Jack Kahler (WPI)
Round of 32: Lost 15-5 vs. Jack Holmes (Vassar)

Avi Zeff 29th Place 3-2 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-4 vs. Jack Davidson (UCONN)
Round of 32: Lost 15-4 vs. Tyler Endee (Sacred Heart) 
Arjun Gupta 31st Place 3-3 Pool Play Round of 64: Won 15-11 vs. Adam Boislard (UCONN)
Round of 32: Lost 15-6 vs. Noe Berger (Vassar) 
Kwabena Ofori-Atta 41st Place
(Career Best) 
3-3 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-9 vs. James Wen (Dartmouth)
Matthew Cavuto 46th Place 2-4 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-10 vs. Michael Skolnick (Vassar)
Bertie Ancona 51st Place 2-4 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-3 vs. James Turner (Sacred Heart)
Leon Shen 55th Place 1-4 Pool Play Round of 64: Lost 15-5 vs. Guillermo Narvaez (Brandeis)

 

Sabre
Benjamin Lin First Place 6-0 Pool Play Round of 128: Bye
Round of 64: Won 15-6 vs. Gian Ignacio (Brown)
Round of 32: Won 15-7 vs. Matt Yarnell (Assumption)
Round of 16: Won 15-7 vs. Ethan Levine (Vassar)
Round of 8: Won 15-4 vs. Joshua Utterback (Dartmouth)
Semifinals: Won 15-8 vs. Rahul Tasker (BC)
Finals: Won 15-14 vs. Alex Palabrica (Brown)
Tzer Wong Fifth Place
(Career Best) 
6-0 Pool Play Round of 128: Bye
Round of 64: Won 15-4 vs. Adam Bovie (UNH)
Round of 32: Won 15-9 vs. Shawn Pyatetsky (Brandeis)
Round of 16: Won 15-10 vs. Curtis Wilson (Brandeis)
Round of 8: Lost 15-14 vs. Rahul Tasker (BC) 
Connor Dotson 13th Place 5-1 Pool Play Round of 128: Bye
Round of 64: Won 15-12 vs. Schuyler Link (Tufts)
Round of 32: Won 15-7 vs. Gary Kim (BC)
Round of 16: Lost 15-2 vs. Elliot Kim (BC) 
Sebastien Wah 40th Place 3-3 Pool Play Round of 128: Bye
Round of 64: Lost 15-5 vs. Eric Lee (Vassar)
Ben Wang 52nd Place
(Career Best)
2-4 Pool Play Round of 128: Bye
Round of 64: Lost 15-12 vs. Daniel Lee (Assumption) 
Alejandro Cabrales Hernandez 53rd Place 2-4 Pool Play Round of 128: Bye
Round of 64: Lost 15-0 vs. Kyle Berney (Brandeis)