2017-18 MIT Men's Fencing News
Epee Squad Powers Men’s Fencing at NFC CompetitionNovember 18, 2017Powered by a 40-5 performance by the epee squad, the MIT men's fencing team generated a 4-1 ledger at its first Northeast Fencing Conference competition which was hosted by Brown University on Saturday. The Engineers defeated UMass (20-7), University of New Hampshire (27-0), Boston University (23-4), and Sacred Heart University (19-8) but fell to Brandeis University (16-11). Freshman Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) paced the epee team with a 10-1 performance while senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) led the sabre squad with a 12-1 record. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the top performer for the foil unit with a tally of 9-3.
Tzer Wong Claims Gold Medal at The Big One InvitationalNovember 04, 2017MIT senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 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 freshman Nyle Sykes (Greenwood Village, Colo.) earn Silver in the epee competition as sophomore Sheel Patel (El Paso, Texas) claimed seventh place. In foil action, freshman Joshua Talbot (Verona, N.J.) and sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) rounded out the Engineers top-10 finishes by ranking fifth and 10th, respectively.
Olympic Gold Medalist Johan Harmenberg Speaking on Friday, October 13thOctober 12, 2017Cambridge, Mass. (October 12) -- On Friday, October 13th, former MIT fencer and 1980 Olympic gold medalist in Epee, Johan Harmenberg, will be lecturing at MIT on new research in the sport of fencing.