Junior co-captain Alexandra Kiefer and sophomore Emma Vaggo both earned bronze medals for the women’s team at NCAA regionals.
There was no doubt that a Harvard men’s basketball player would earn Athlete of the Week honors after the team’s historic 68-62 upset of New Mexico in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. With Laurent Rivard taking home the top honors, here are some of the other athletes with great performances from this past week, including three more men from the basketball squad.
Badger, competing in the men’s epee, was the top finishing fencer for Harvard. The sophomore, improving on his sixth place finish last year, moved up from second to first team All-American honors.
This weekend has seen Crimson athletes in action on the national scene. Junior Rebecca Nadler tried her hand at the ...
On a bus heading back to Harvard from NCAA Northeast Regionals in Queens, N.Y. on Sunday night, Crimson coach Peter Brand read the names of the 11 Harvard fencers who qualified for the NCAA Championships to be held later this month.
During the weekend’s Ivy Round Robin championships, the Harvard women’s fencing team went 4-2, finishing in third place.
Freshman Nicolas Simko, above, went 1-2 over the weekend. The Swiss national was one of 12 Crimson fencers to compete at the Ivy Championships, where Harvard went 5-0 en route to the seventh Ivy League championship in program history. The Crimson last won in 2011.
It all came down to the wire.
The Harvard fencing team opened its 2013 slate at the St. John’s Invitational in Queens, N.Y., going 0-5 on the women’s side (5-6) and 4-1 on the men’s team (5-5) against top-10 opponents on Saturday.
The Crimson’s foil and epee divisions posted perfect 9-0 bout records to wrap up team competition for the fall semester.
The Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams travelled to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to take on five opponents on Saturday, both teams bringing home four decisive victories.
Freshman Jerry Chang slashed his way to gold this weekend, topping a field of 162 fencers in the men’s junior foil event at the November North American Cup in Virginia Beach, Va., on Saturday. Chang also placed third in the senior division of the North American Cup on Monday.
Despite last year’s Ivy League title for the men’s squad and the NCAA individual foil title for sophomore Alexandra Kiefer, another successful year was never a certainty for the nationally-contending Crimson fencing team. But with a second-place finish by the men’s squad in the Ivy League Championship, a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, and individual silver medal for outgoing co-captain Valentin Staller in the saber, Harvard was nonetheless able to remain in the upper echelons of Ivy and national fencing.
Freshman Alexander “Sasha” Ryjik will be following in his father’s footsteps as he takes to the international stage. But, unlike his father, Sasha will be sporting red, white and blue.