Zeta Fencing congratulates Eli Dershwitz, the new Pan American Men’s Sabre Champion! After three years, Eli was able to return the title to the United States. He was joined on the medal stand by his US teammate Daryl Homer who won a Bronze medal.
All four US fencers advanced to the quarterfinals. There, Eli Dershwitz beat his teammate Jeff Spear to advance to the final four. Unfortunately, Zeta’s Andrew Mackiewicz lost a very close bout to Philippe Beaudry and missed a medal by only one touch. Beaudry went on to beat Daryl Homer in the semifinal, but was eventually defeated by Eli Dershwitz in the final bout.
The US Men’s Sabre squad will compete in the team event on Friday. We wish them best of luck and hope for another medal!
UPDATE: The US Men’s Sabre Team won GOLD! On the team, Zeta was represented by Andrew Mackiewicz. So we are happy to announce that Zeta’s head coach Zoran Tulum and his students brought home two Gold medals from this year’s Pan American Championships. Congratulations to all of you!