Johns Hopkins Athletics
BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s fencing team went 4-1 at the JHU Invitational on Sunday and improved to 9-9 on the season. Hopkins earned wins over Virginia Tech (22-5), Maryland (22-5), Lafayette (15-12) and St. John’s (Md.) (24-3). The Blue Jays only loss came to Haverford (15-12). Hopkins was led by senior Max Wieder, who became just the fifth fencer in school history to eclipse 300 career wins.
Hopkins opened against Virginia Tech, sweeping all three weapons. Wieder won all three of his bouts in the Sabre to lead the Blue Jays, while senior Mike Fellows went 2-0. Hopkins took the Foil, 6-3, behind three wins from freshman Evan Stafford, while sophomore Ben Wasser went 2-1. The Blue Jays then took the Epee, 7-2, led by freshman Jay DeYoung with a 3-0 record. Senior Nick Krywopusk and freshman Richard Bram each went 2-1.
Haverford then won a tight 15-12 decision over Hopkins. The Blue Jays opened with a 5-4 win in the Sabre as Wieder and sophomore Nicolas Barbera each went 2-1. The Fords then took the Foil by a 7-2 score. Stafford won both points for the Blue Jays, going 2-1. And in the Epee, Hopkins edged out Haverford, 5-4, behind Bram and DeYoung.
Hopkins rebounded with a dominating win against Maryland. Wieder eclipsed the 300-win mark against the Terrapins as he went 3-0 in the Sabre. Barbera also went 3-0 as the Blue Jays won the Sabre, 8-1. Wasser, Stafford and sophomore Mehdi Pedramfard each won two bouts to lead Hopkins to a 6-3 win in the Foil. Krywopusk and DeYoung then combined for a 6-0 mark in the Epee to help Hopkins to an 8-1 win.
Hopkins edged out Lafayette, 15-12, in its next bout thanks to wins in the Sabre and Foil. Wieder again went 3-0 to lead the Blue Jay Sabrists. Barbera went 2-1 and clinched the win with a 5-1 win in the final bout. In the Foil, Hopkins took a 6-3 win behind Wasser and Stafford who went a combined 6-0. Lafayette won a close 5-4 decision in the Epee, but it was not enough to overcome Hopkins lead in the overall score. Krywopusk went undefeated in the Epee to lead the Blue Jays.
Hopkins closed out the day with a win against St. John’s (Md.). The Blue Jays swept the Sabre, 9-0, behind Barbera and Wieder who combined for six wins. Stafford and Wasser then led Hopkins to a 7-2 win in the Foil with a combined six wins. And in the Epee, it was Krywopusk and DeYoung combining for six wins to beat St. John’s 8-1.
Wieder went 14-1 to lead Hopkins and now boasts a career record of 307-144. He is just 13 wins shy of tying the school record for wins by a Sabrist, which has been held by Paul Cordts since 1980. Barbera went 10-5 on the day and is now 34-25 this season. In the Foil, Stafford led the way with a 13-2 record, while Wasser went 10-5. And in the Epee, DeYoung and Krywopusk each went 12-3. Krywopusk improved his career record to 231-137 and he is now tied for fourth in wins by an Epeeist.