February 21, 2006

Men's Fencing Captures New England Championship Crown

Feb. 21, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's fencing finished first out of 13 teams en route to its second consecutive New England Championship on Sunday. In addition, the Engineers outpaced the entire field in the aggregate standings for their second six-weapon victory in a row. Igor Kopylov grabbed the Gold in sabre, while Trevor Chang finished second overall in epee. Jason Chen also locked down a medal-finish; closing third in the foil competition.

William Walsh recorded the best mark for the Engineers in saber with a 10-2 ledger in the "B" pool. Kopylov and Brian Quattrochi both finished at 8-4 for a team ranking of second.

The foil squad posted a tie for third with an overall record of 27-8. Spencer Sugimoto totaled a mark of 9-3 in the top tier while Chen went 10-2. Benjamin Switala narrowly missed the cut for finals with a ledger of 8-3.

Chang sat atop the standings in the epee "A" pool by receiving three less touches than his next competitor while amassing a ledger of 10-2. The efforts of Michael Beregovsky (8-4) and Matt Gethers (6-4) helped the squad finish in third place.