STANFORD, Calif. – Six of Stanford’s seven signees for fencing were in action at the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships June 22 – July 3 in Columbus, Ohio.
The top performance from the future Cardinal fencers included a champion of the Division II Men’s Sabre.
Logan Spear, a West Linn, Ore. native topped the charts with a gold medal in the Division II Men’s Sabre. Spear was one of the top seeds entering the tournament and proved worthy with by not allowing 10 or more touches before the semifinals. He then knocked out Timothy Hanley, 15-11, in the semis and went on to beat Nathan Brickman, 15-12, for the national championship. Spear also took 17th place in the Division I-A men’s sabre event.
Foster City, Calif. native Darren Mei finished among the top 20 in the Division I Men’s Foil. He reached the top 16 and would claim 15th overall. Harrison MacRae of Chicago placed 78th overall in the Division I Men’s Epee.
Zoe Lee-Chiong of the Denver, Colo. area and Christie Dawson from the St. John’s School in Houston, Texas each competed in three events. Lee-Chiong took 68th in the Division I-A Women’s Foil, tied for 103rd in Division III and was 105th in Division II. Dawson placed 52nd in the Division III Women’s Sabre, 58th in Division II and tied for 68th in Division I-A.
Joining Horowitz in the Division I women’s epee was Becca Rose out of Chicago. She ended up 134th overall.
Also signing with Stanford, but not competing at the summer nationals was Andre Cornman from Tiburon, Calif. He is expected to compete in men’s foil.