Three Chemistry Majors Compete in Fencing National Squad Championships

By Kirsten Arentzen, Undergraduate Administrator
Thursday, March 3 2016

Rodney Chen '17

All six weapons for the Princeton fencing teams placed in the top three, with five in the top two and the men's foil and women's saber teams winning titles at the National Squad Championships Sunday in Jadwin Gym. The men's foil squad edged out St. John's 45-44 in the final. 

Princeton also held dual meets against St. John's, winning 19-8 on the women's side, and NYU on the men's side, winning that one 15-12.

Ashley Tsue '17 (right)

With the wins and high finishes, Princeton took the overall team title, the overall women's title and split the overall men's title with St. John's and Penn.

The Tigers will head to Lafayette for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional on March 12.

Women's Foil (2nd of 9): D. Chin, T. Chin, Northrop, A. Tsue
QF: def. Johns Hopkins 45-16, SF: def. Yale 45-22, F: lost to Columbia 45-30

Men's Foil (1st of 8): J. Chen, R. Chen, M. Dudey, T. Dudey
QF: def. NYU 45-26; SF: def. Columbia 45-41, F: def. St. John's 45-44

Jeffrey Chen '17

Ashley Tsue is a member of Professor Gregory D. Scholes’ research group, Jeffrey Chen is completing his junior spring independent work with Professor Jeffrey Schwartz, and Rodney Chen is completing his research and writing his senior thesis under the guidance of Professor Tom W. Muir.