Pearce Second, Foil Squad Third at IFA Championships

March 3, 2007

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Sophomore Michael Pearce finished second overall in the epee at Saturday's IFA Championships. The Bulldog foil squad took third overall, with the epeeists taking fourth as a squad. The team, as a whole, finished sixth in the 3-Weapon final team standings.

Freshmen foilists, John Gurrieri and Andrew Holbrook, led the squad's surprising finish by both placing in the top 16. Holbrook placed sixth, while Gurrieri ended up in 13th.

Senior epeeist John Beski's thirteenth place finish complemented Pearce's impressive performance.

Finally, junior Bradley Broadhead placed tenth in the men's sabre.

The Bulldogs are next in action at the NCAA Regional Championships on Mar. 11.

Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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