March 28, 2004
Cory Werk battled his way to an upset 15-12 victory over No. 1 seed Nitai Kfir from St. John's to earn second place at the NCAA fencing tournament in foil.
The No. 4 seed Eli fell in the finals to Ohio State's Boaz Ellis by the score of 15-8 but took home the silver medal. He was the highest men's Ivy League finisher at the event.
Werk, who stood in third place after the first four rounds of competition, finished with 16 wins overall for a .696 percentage. In epee, Yale's James Rohrbach won 6 battles, good for 22nd place.
The Bulldogs finished 13th out of 32 teams at the nationals despite the fact that they had no entrants, and thus no points, in men's and women's saber.