March 23, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale finished 22nd at the 2007 NCAA Fencing Championships Friday in Madison, N.J. Freshman John Gurrieri was the Bulldogs' top finisher, placing 18th in the foil. Epeeists, sophomore Michael Pearce and senior John Beski, took 21st and 23rd respectively. Columbia won the overall men's title.
Gurrieri was unable to improve his position from the first four rounds of fencing but instead dropped back nine spots. The rookie from Medford, N.J. won nine bouts during the two-day event. With 72 touches scored and 92 received, he finished with a -20 indicator.
Pearce also fell in the rankings on day two, as he dropped from 15th place to his 21st place finish. The sophomore, who took fourth at last year's NCAA's, won eight bouts and recorded a -8 indicator. Beski won five bouts and scored 73 overall touches.
Harvard's Timothy Hagaman won in the sabre. Ohio State's Andras Horanyi took the foil title. And Wayne State's Slava Zingerman claimed first in the epee.
Report filed by Nicholas Thorne '08, Yale Sports Publicity