STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford men’s fencing program made its debut at No. 10 in the 2014 CollegeFencing360.com Coaches Poll.
The Cardinal received 62 voting points after starting the season with a 4-0 record at the Western Invitational. The men have come out on top in all three weapon groups during each of the first four contests of the year.
Helping the men get off to a strong start to the 2014 season were three individuals who won at least 10 bouts on the opening Saturday. The two brothers, Paul and Ben Riviere, led the way for the epee group to go undefeated. Paul started his season with a perfect 12-0 record while Ben lost just one match to finish 11-1. David Beam guided the sabre team to a 4-0 start after winning 10 of his 12 matches. Alex Massialas and Justin Lee each won nine bouts for the foil group with Massialas going undefeated at 9-0.
Stanford finished the 2013 season ranked No. 9 in the final poll.
The next competition for the Cardinal will be the Northwestern Duals in Evanston, Ill. It will take place Feb. 1-2.