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The men's foil squad of Zuhril Megat Zariman, Aidan Chu, and David Hadler won silver at the North American Cup.

Men's Foil Squad Wins Silver at North American Cup


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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A silver medal performance by the men's foil squad highlighted the University of California San Diego fencing team's trip to the North American Cup, which ran Jan. 5-8 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

UC San Diego's men's foil team featured freshman Aidan Chu, senior David Hadler, and junior Zuhril Megat Zariman. The Tritons placed second of 20 competing factions, collecting victories against Eagle + YellowJacket, Mission, and NYU. They fell in the championship bout to the San Francisco Fencers' Club by a score of 45-40. In the final, Hadler defeated his brother, Benjamin, 5-3.

Junior Christine Drake-Thomas (pictured at right) placed eighth in the Epee Classification event. The result garnered Drake-Thomas a B classification, which will improve her seeding at upcoming tournaments.

The Tritons recorded four more top-50 individual finishes.

On the men's side, Hadler was 24th of 256 competitors in Division I Foil, while junior Evan George tied for 49th of 178 in Division I Saber.

For the women, Taly Yukelson tied for 21st among 127 fencers in Junior Epee. The sophomore was 41st of 180 in the Division I Epee event.

UC San Diego is next in action on Jan. 14 at the West Invitational, hosted by Stanford.

Division I Epee (147 fencers)
57. Alex Okamoto, UCSD
T-78. Ziad Khayat, UCSD
84. Luke Sirand, UCSD

Epee Classification (147 fencers)
57. Alex Okamoto, UCSD
T-78. Ziad Khayat, UCSD
84. Luke Sirand, UCSD

Senior Team Epee (32 teams)
16. UC San Diego (James Giles, Ziad Khayat, Alex Okamoto, Luke Sirand)

Division I Foil (256 fencers)
24. David Hadler, UCSD
110. Aidan Chu, UCSD
131. Brian Howard, UCSD
T-141. Zuhril Megat Zariman, UCSD

Junior Foil (218 fencers)
DNF. Aidan Chu, UCSD

Senior Team Foil (20 teams)
2. UC San Diego (Aidan Chu, David Hadler, Zuhril Megat Zariman)

Division I Saber (178 fencers)
T-49. Evan George, UCSD
114. Thejas Gulati, UCSD
136. Alexandre Leonelli, UCSD
160. James Giles, UCSD

Senior Team Saber (10 teams)
7. UC San Diego (Thejas Gulati, Evan George, Alexandre Leonelli, James giles)


Division I Epee (180 fencers)
41. Taly Yukelson, UCSD
71. Emma Zmurk, UCSD
108. Emily Beihold, UCSD
129. Amelia Harrison, UCSD
170. Christine Drake-Thomas, UCSD

Junior Epee (127 fencers)
T-21. Taly Yukelson, UCSD
30. Amelia Harrison, UCSD
36. Emily Beihold, UCSD
58. Emma Zmurk, UCSD

Epee Classification (51 fencers)
8. Christine Drake-Thomas, UCSD
19. Amelia Harrison, UCSD

Senior Team Epee (22 teams)
9. UC San Diego (Taly Yukelson, Amelia Harrison, Emma Zmurk, Emily Beihold)

Division I Foil (142 fencers)
T-70. Konami Masui, UCSD
125. Mia Chiang, UCSD
134. Lara Obedin, UCSD
136. Caitlyn Callaghan, UCSD

Junior Foil (159 fencers)
59. Konami Masui, UCSD
85. Mia Chiang, UCSD
115. Caitlyn Callaghan, UCSD
121. Lara Obedin, UCSD

Senior Team Foil (9 teams)
8. UC San Diego (Caitlyn Callaghan, Mia Chiang, Konami Masui, Lara Obedin)

Division I Saber (136 fencers)
T-53. Dana Chou, UCSD
120. Miya Coimbra, UCSD

Junior Saber (127 fencers)
79. Dana Chou, UCSD
T-110. Miya Coimbra, UCSD


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