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Despite finishing the grueling 23-bout pool play round with 20 wins to earn the top seed, Jarocki will have to wait another year for another shot at an NCAA championship.
With spots at the upcoming NCAA Championships up for grabs at the NCAA Northeast Regional, the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing squads walked away with medals and a handful of top-10 finishes.
The Crimson continued its Beanpot dominance, as the men and women took home the title for the seventh and eighth straight year, respectively.
Another year, another hoisting up of the annual Beanpot trophy for the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams.
Closing out the conference season, the men's fencing team was able to finish atop the Ivy League, while the women took home second place.
Though the Crimson men could not find a way to stave off its second defeat at the hands of Penn State for the second time this season to start off the St. John’s Invitational, the group won out the rest of the day to take the tournament in a tiebreaker.
The Harvard women's fencing team, shown here in previous action, went 6-0 on the weekend.
The women's team posted a perfect 6-0 mark on its opening weekend, while the men dropped one match while picking up three victories.
Freshman Adrienne Jarocki won the national title for women's sabré this year, the first time that crown has been won by a Harvard fencer. Jarocki’s NCAA individual trophy is also the first since outgoing senior Alexandra Kiefer won the women’s foil event three years ago.
Riding the talents of new and newly-established members, the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams both made runs at Ivy League titles during the 2013-2014 season.
After over two-dozen bouts in the sabre event, freshman Adrienne Jarocki brought home an individual title over teammate Aliya Itzkowitz, leading the Crimson to a fifth-place finish as a squad.
Coming into the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Wellesley, Mass. early Sunday morning, Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand hoped to qualify the maximum 12 fencers for the NCAA Championships, less than two weeks away.
The round robin event, which included area teams Brandeis, Boston College, and host MIT, saw the Crimson overwhelm its opposition throughout the evening.