2012-13 Fencing News

May 20, 2013
Three Brown Student-Athletes Named to Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District I At Large Team
Three Brown student-athletes - two seniors and one junior - have been selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team. On the men’s side, senior men’s lacrosse player Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) and senior fencer Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) earned First Team honors, while junior gymnast Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) was a First Team honoree on the Women’s At-Large team. All three will now advance to the Academic All-America national ballot.

March 22, 2013
Brown Finishes 10th in the Men's Competition at the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championship
Senior Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) took 10th place in the men's epee and classmate Teddy Weller (Barrington, RI) captured the 13th spot in the men's saber, as the Brown fencing team competed in the second day of the 2013 NCAA Championship at San Antonio's Freeman Coliseum on Friday afternoon. The Bears ended the competition as the 10th best men’s fencing squad in the country, notching 23 wins over the course of two days.

March 21, 2013
Brown Sits in 11th Place After Day One of the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championship
Senior Teddy Weller (Barrington, RI) sits in 11th place in the men’s saber and senior Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) is in 12th place in the men’s epee, as the Brown fencing team concluded day one of the 2013 NCAA Championship at San Antonio’s Freeman Coliseum on Thursday evening. The Bears ended the first session of the men's competition in 11th place with 15 wins.

March 10, 2013
Several Fencers Place at NCAA Regional Championships
After an impressive performance at the 2013 Ivy League Championships, the Brown fencing team carried its momentum into this weekend’s competition, putting together another exciting performance at the NCAA Northeast Regionals at St. John’s University in New York.

March 3, 2013
Women Take Fourth and Men Finish Sixth in Ivy League Fencing Round Robin Tournament
On the second day of the 2013 Ivy League Round Robin Tournament, the men lost two tough matches against Penn and Yale, putting them in sixth place at the tournament. The women won two games against Penn and Yale but lost to Harvard, maintaining their fourth place position from yesterday.

March 2, 2013
Fencing Completes Day One of Ivy League Round Robin Tournament
Brown started off the 2013 Ivy League Fencing Round Robin tournament today, hosted by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The men currently stand in fifth place, after losing to Columbia, 20-7, and to Princeton, 16-11. The women are tied for fourth with Penn, having lost to Columbia, 19-8, and Princeton, 21-6, before beating Cornell in a close match, 15-12.

February 3, 2013
Brown Dominates at Erick Sollee Invitational
The Brown fencing teams dominated the competition at the Erick Solle Invitational on Sunday, February 3, beating Haverford, Yeshiva, Stevens, Hunter, NYU and Duke. In total, Bruno only dropped 3 out of 36 bouts, going undefeated in the saber and epee divisions.

January 26, 2013
Brown Puts Forth A Dominant Performance at NFC #2
At the second Northeast Fencing Conference competition the Brown fencing program put up large victories, with the women’s team once again going undefeated on the day. The men’s team has had only one close loss to Sacred Heart over the two competitions, dropping the match 14-13. The women won the NFC with today’s performance, while the men are still waiting for the other teams to finish their bouts to hear back on their results.

December 2, 2012
Brown Fencing Puts Forth a Strong Showing at the Brandeis Invitational
The Bears exhibited strong performances in their second NCAA meet of the season, the Brandeis Invitational, this past Sunday, December 2. The men’s team won three out of four match-ups, while the women were split, 2-2, on the day.

November 17, 2012
Women Go Undefeated, Men Triumph in Four out of Five at NFC Opener
Brown Fencing put up a stellar performance at the first Northeast Fencing Conference competition of the 2012-2013 season, with the women going undefeated on the day, and the men dropping only one close match-up, 14-13, against Sacred Heart.

November 3, 2012
Brown Fencing Wins Eleven Medals at the Big One
Brown Fencing emerged victorious this past Saturday from their first meet of the season, the Big One, an annual individual meet held at Smith College. The Bears faced over 15 opponents from throughout the northeast, including schools that they will compete against in the Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC). Brown fencers took three out of the six gold medals awarded, and finished the day with 11 medals in total. This finish edged out Sacred Heart, who placed second with 11 medals but only one gold, as well as MIT, who tallied 10 medals, including one gold.

November 2, 2012
Brown Fencing Looks to Build on Last Year's Success as they Begin the 2012-2013 Season at The Big One
Brown Fencing kicks off its season this weekend with the Big One, an annual meet held at Smith College that attracts teams from all around the northeast. The Bears have been gearing up for the 2012-2013 season since mid-September, partaking in daily practices and weekly lifts at the brand new Zucconi Varsity Strength and Conditioning Center. Brown is coming off of a strong finish in 2011-2012, as they sent six fencers, the most in the program’s history, to the NCAA National Championships at Ohio State.

August 31, 2012
Brown Fencers Compete in Korea-USA Elite Fencing Invitational
Brown fencers took their weapons abroad this August, traveling to SUNY Korea, a campus of the State University of New York, to compete in the Korea-USA Elite Fencing Invitational (KUEFI). The squad competed against fencers from ten Korean and nine U.S. universities, facing opponents in all three weapons. The annual tournament serves to promote fencing in both the U.S. and Korea, and to expose international fencers to Korean culture.