The Junior US Men’s Sabre Team won a bronze medal at the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan today. After beating Mexico and France, the team faced the eventual gold medal winner Korea in the semifinal and lost a very close bout 44-45. In the end, the US team beat Poland to finish 3rd and claim the bronze medal.
Two Zeta fencers were part of the US Men’s Sabre Team. Eli Dershwitz returned to the strip only two days after winning the individual World Championship in men’s sabre and added a bronze medal to his individual gold. The reigning NCAA Men’s Sabre Champion Andrew Mackiewicz joined his friend and Zeta teammate. It was Mackiewicz who restored the team’s chances when they had fallen behind close to the end of the bronze-medal bout against Poland. Coming from behind, he scored 10 touches to take back the lead. As the anchor of the team, Dershwitz took over and finished the bout with a solid 45-41 victory. See complete results here.