Men’s Fencing Trio Named All-America at NCAA Championships

DURHAM, NC — Isaac Herbst, Simon Kushkov and Davide Lorenzoni all earned second-team All-America honors as the University of Pennsylvania men’s fencing team wrapped up competition Friday at the NCAA Championships

As a group, the Quakers won 57 fights Thursday and Friday, good for 6th place. Notre Dame, Columbia, Princeton, Ohio State and St. John’s held the top five spots as the Rouge et Bleu finished ahead of Keystone State rival Penn State (7th), as well as Ivy League foes Harvard (8th). and Yale (10th).

In epee, Herbst finished the competition with 14 wins in 23 bouts, taking seventh place, with fellow soldier Avery Townsend taking 17th after a nine-match performance. Kushkov, the only Quaker male sabrist at the Championships, finished the event with 12 wins in 21 bouts, taking sixth place. Freshman Davide Lorenzoni took sixth place in foil with 14 wins in 23 fights and fellow soldier Blake Broszus won eight fights, finishing 18th.

Herbst joins his older brother, Eliot Herbst, who received an honorable mention All-American at last season’s championships.

The women are scheduled to begin their game of the championship weekend tomorrow morning, with the final round robin rounds, semi-finals and finals all taking place on Sunday.

Day 2 Results – FINAL (each weapon had 24 competitors)
male sword
Isaac Herbst – 14-9 (7th place, second team All-America)
Avery Townsend – 9-14 (17th place)

Foil Men
Davide Lorenzoni – 14-9 (6th place, second team All-America)
Blake Broszus – 8-15 (18th place)

male saber
Simon Kushkov – 12-9 (6th place, second team All-America)




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