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Fencers Continue Competition as Ivy, NCAAs Draw Near

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 02/18/2013
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Katharine Holmes helped the women's team to a successful day of duals at Drew Sunday, and Michael Dudey won the Junior Olympics foil title Monday.
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Getting in a few more bouts before the Ivy League and NCAA Championships are contested in March, the Princeton women's fencing team headed to Drew University Sunday to compete against Lafayette and Queens College.

Princeton's women competed against each school twice, defeating Queens 27-0 each time and Lafayette by scores of 23-4 and 22-5. Complete results are below.

While most of Princeton's women's team stayed in the state, a few men's and women's fencers headed across the Atlantic for international competitions and a few others made the trip down to Baltimore for the Junior Olympics.

In Baltimore, Michael Dudey claimed the gold medal in the junior men's foil competition at the Junior Olympics, following up the gold medal he won in the event in his hometown of Dallas in 2011. Dudey went 5-1 in pool bouts and went on to win seven straight matches to claim the direct elimination title.

Anna Van Brummen and Isabel Ford were both in the junior women's epee competition. Van Brummen placed sixth of 168 competitors, going 5-1 in pool play and advancing to the round of eight in the direct elimination bracket. Ford placed 17th overall, winning all six pool bouts and advancing to the round of 32 in the bracket. All of the Junior Olympics results can be found here.

Overseas, epeeists Jonathan Yergler and Jack Hudson were in Heidenheimer, Germany, competing in the Heidenheimer Pokal event, where Yergler placed 92nd in the field of 259 and Hudson placed 149th. Results can be found here. Saberist Gracie Stone was a bit further east in Budapest, Hungary, placing 25th of 123 fencers and advancing to the round of 32. Results from that competition can be found here.

Princeton 27, Queens 0
Saber (9-0 Prin): Major 3-0, Stone 3-0, Cichomski 3-0
Epee (9-0 Prin): Safford 3-0, Caldwell 3-0, Holmes 3-0
Foil (9-0 Prin): Efthimion 3-0, Wheeler 3-0, Gao 3-0

Princeton 27, Queens 0
Saber (9-0 Prin): Major 3-0, Stone 3-0, Youngblood 3-0
Epee (9-0 Prin): Holmes 3-0, Safford 3-0, Caldwell 3-0
Foil (9-0 Prin): Wheeler 3-0, Gao 3-0, Efthimion 3-0

Princeton 23, Lafayette 4
Saber (8-1 Prin): Major 3-0, Stone 3-0, Youngblood 2-1
Epee (9-0 Prin): Safford 3-0, Holmes 3-0, Caldwell 3-0
Foil (6-3 Prin): Wheeler 2-1, Gao 3-0, Efthimion 1-2

Princeton 22, Lafayette 5
Saber (8-1 Prin): Youngblood 2-1, Stone 3-0, Cichomski 3-0
Epee (9-0 Prin): Holmes 3-0, Caldwell 3-0, Safford 3-0
Foil (5-4 Laf): Wheeler 1-2, Gao 2-1, Efthimion 1-2








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