The Princeton fencing team finished up the 2017 Ivy League Round Robins with a 1st place finish in Women’s 3-Weapon Team and a 3-way tie for 1st in Men’s 3-Weapon Team, along with Columbia and Penn.
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Princeton’s women’s team ended the event with a perfect 6-0 record, anchored by an 18-0 performance from Kat Holmes. On the men’s side, Princeton, Columbia and Penn all ended the event with 4-1 records. This resulted in a 3-way tie for 1st place, which is a repeat of the 2016 event. Despite not finding success on the team level, Harvard had two individual standouts. Eli Dershtwitz (saber; 14-1) and George Haglund (foil; 12-3) both took home individual championship titles.
The championships took place at Penn’s Tse Ping Cheng Cheung Ling Sports Center over the weekend of February 11th. The championships are a long-standing Ivy League tradition, with the men’s event first starting in 1956 and the women’s event in 1982. This event represents Princeton’s 9th total 1st place finish in Women’s team and 15th for Men’s team; Columbia’s Men’s 37th 1st place finish; and number 15 for Penn’s Men.