Kogan Places Ninth for Men’s Fencing at NCAA Regional Championship

Avi Zeff
Courtesy of DSPics.com

THE BASICS:

- Event: NCAA Northeast Regional Championship

- Location: Waltham, Mass. (Brandeis University)

- The Lead: Freshman Aaron Kogan (New Haven, Conn.) led the MIT men's fencing team by claiming ninth place in epee at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday. Sophomore Avi Zeff (Philadelphia, Pa.) ranked a career-best 24th in the foil competition, resulting in the Engineers' best performance since Daniel Levine '12 placed 21st in 2012. Senior Tzer Wong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) finished a team-best 21st among the sabre qualifiers.

Epee
Aaron Kogan Ninth Place Pool Round 1: Bye Pool Round 2: 4-2
- Lost 5-2 vs. Gabe Cavaux (Columbia)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Paul Chilana (BC)
- Won 5-3 vs. Alexandre Crepeaux (NYU)
- Won 4-3 vs. Charlie Horowitz (Harvard)
- Won 5-3 vs. Ian Senerth (Sacred Heart)
- Won 5-3 vs. Sam Koch (Brown)
Pool Round 3: 4-2
- Lost 2-2 vs. Sheel Patel (MIT)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Jon Xu (Yale)
- Won 5-4 vs. Hunter Stusnick (Brandeis)
- Won 5-1 vs. Mick Yamanaka (Columbia)
- Won 5-4 vs. Adrien Thein-Sandler (Harvard)
- Won 5-3 vs. Curtis McDowald (St. Johns) 
Pool Round 4: 5-6
- Won 4-3 vs. Sean White (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Curtis McDowald (St. Johns)
- Won 3-2 vs. Ivan Zagoruiko (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Omari Smoak (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Isaac Shelanski (Yale)
- Lost 5-3 Jon Xu (Yale)
- Won 5-3 vs. Porter Hesselgrave (Columbia)
- Won 5-4 vs. Mick Yamanaka (Columbia)
- Won 5-1 vs. Gabe Canaux (Columbia)
- Lost 2-1 vs. Ian Sanders (NYU)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Charlie Horowitz (Harvard) 
Sheel Patel 18th Place
(Career Best) 
Pool Round 1: Bye Pool Round 2: 3-3
- Won 5-2 vs. Troy Kapitzke (Sacred Heart)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Jon Xu (Yale)
- Won 5-3 vs. MacGregor Mooney (BC)
- Lost 5-1 vs. William Zhang (NYU)
- Won 5-4 vs. Curtis McDonald (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Albert Chien (Harvard)
Pool Round 3: 2-4
- Lost 5-2 vs. Jon Xu (Yale)
- Won 5-4 vs. Hunter Stusnick (Brandeis)
- Won 2-2 vs. Aaron Kogan (MIT)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Mick Yamanaka (Columbia)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Adrien Thein-Sandler (Harvard)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Curtis McDowald (St. Johns)
n/a
Yixuan Pei 26th Place
(Career Best)
Pool Round 1: 4-0
- Won 5-4 vs. Abram Gregory (Vassar)
- Won 5-4 vs. Jason Vassell (Hunter)
- Won 5-3 vs. Mateo Rueda (BC)
- Won 5-4 vs. Nathan Sinai (Brown)
Pool Round 2: 2-4
- Lost 5-4 vs. Jonathan Alperstein (Vassar)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Ian Sanders (NYU)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Ivan Zagoruiko (St. Johns)
- Won 5-2 vs. Nolan Edmonson (Yeshiva)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Nicolo Cerminara (Sacred Heart)
- Won 5-3 vs. Mick Yamanaka (Columbia)
n/a n/a
Nyle Sykes 27th Place Pool Round 1: Bye Pool Round 2: 2-4
- Lost 5-2 vs. Dante Centeno (Sacred Heart)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Hunter Stasnick (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Isaac Shelanski (Yale)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Omari Smoak (St. Johns)
- Won 5-1 vs. Julius Reiner (Brown)
- Won 5-4 vs. Michael Jaklitsch
n/a n/a

 

Foil
Avi Zeff 24th Place
(Career Best)
Pool Round 1: 2-4
- Lost 5-1 vs. Zohaib Mannan (NYU)
- Won 5-4 vs. Tom Racek (Vassar)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Cameron Allen (Yale)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Duncan Rheingans-Yoo (Harvard)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Andras Nemeth (St. Johns)
- Won 5-4 vs. Guillermo Narvaez (Brandeis)
Joshua Talbot 25th Place Pool Round 1: 1-5
- Lost 5-1 vs. Adlai Brandt-Ogman (Vassar)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Geoffrey Tourette (Harvard)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Jared Sugarman (Brandeis)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Vincent Mindelof (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Kyle Welch (NYU)
- Won 5-3 vs. Lucas Wetmore (Sacred Heart)
Arjun Gupta 32nd Place Pool Round 1: 0-6
- Lost 5-0 vs. Aiden Ahn (Yale)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Phillip Shin (NYU)
- Lost 5-2 vs. David Adler (Brown)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Cam Mayer (BC)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Nolen Scruggs (Columbia)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Noe Berger (Vassar) 

 

Sabre
Tzer Wong 21st Place Pool Round 1: 2-3
- Lost 5-3 vs. Zachary Schindler (NYU)
- Won 5-2 vs. Benjamin Sanits (Hunter)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Ben Natanzoni (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Joseph Cohen (Columbia)
- Won 5-2 vs. Curtis Wilson (Brandeis)
Pool Round 2: 0-6
- Lost 5-1 vs. Grant Williams (NYU)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Philippe Guy (Harvard)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Dalton Walker (St. Johns)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Mickey Bak (NYU)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Dawson Sieradzky (Columbia)
- Lost 5-4 vs. Evin Heintz (Vassar)
Aidan Simpson 30th Place Pool Round 1: 0-6
- Lost 5-3 vs. Alex Catoya (Brown)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Sam Rooney (Yale)
- Lost 5-2 vs. Philippe Guy (Harvard)
- Lost 5-1 vs. Alex Walker (Columbia)
- Lost 5-0 vs. Grant Williams (NYU)
- Lost 5-3 vs. Dalton Walker (St. Johns)
n/a

 

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