February 20, 2014

Yale Gears Up for USAG

Looks to Regain Form

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Yale Men's Fencing will head to Philadelphia this weekend for the Feb. 23 USAG Collegiate Nationals in the Coach Dave Micahnik Fencing Center.

This is a tournament that is not always on Yale's schedule—last year, the Bulldogs did not compete in this event. The competition, which will take place at the University of Pennsylvania, differs in format from other fencing events. Rather than competing as unified teams, the participating squads will be split up by weapon—epee, foil, and saber. Thus, each weapon for each competing school will end the day with its own win-loss result.

The field includes Brandeis, Boston College, FDU, Haverford, OSU, Penn, Princeton, Stevens, Temple, UNC, Vassar and Yale.

The Bulldogs are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Ivy League Championships. There were, however, some strong individual performances, including an impressive effort by junior Hugh O'Cinneide, which earned him second team All-Ivy recognition. The team will look to rebound this weekend against some strong competition. This event will serve as an important tune-up for the upcoming NCAA Championships.

 

Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity