Schlesinger takes third to pace Lawrence at Reminyik Open

Lawrence fencing podium shot Nathan Schlesinger
Lawrence's Nathan Schlesinger, center, finished third at the Remenyik Open.

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Lawrence University fencing standout Nathan Schlesinger took third place in foil to lead the Vikings at the Remenyik Open at Northwestern University.

Competing in Division 1-A men's foil on Saturday, Schlesinger posted an 8-1 record on the day and reached the semifinals. After going 5-0 during the pool bouts, Schlesinger opened the elimination bouts with a 15-2 win over John Leyland. In the round of 16, Schlesinger defeated Ryan Francis 15-11 before he defeated William Bailey 15-8 in the quarterfinals. Schlesinger finally fell to eventual champion Quinlyn Morgan 15-6 in the semifinals.

Jack Calkwood also competed in Division 1-A foil and posted an 0-7 record.

In junior men's epee, both Noah Bradley and Vinzenz Mayer reached the round of 16. Bradley went 5-3 on the day and topped Brian Vanderlinden 15-5 in the round of 32 before falling to Matthew Oh 15-8 in the round of 16. Mayer went 4-3 on the day and edged Nicholas Topaz 15-14 in the round of 32 before dropping a 15-11 decision to Noah Silvers in the round of 16. Cameron Maas went 1-6 on the day for the Vikings.

In junior women's sabre, Lexi Praxl finished with a 1-6 mark for Lawrence.

In Division 1-A women's foil, Beatrice Gee finished with a 2-5 mark on the day. She reached the round of 16 with a win over teammate Ariana Calderon-Zavala, who had an 0-6 record.

Lawrence's Maggie Wright went 2-4 in junior women's epee after being eliminated 15-14 in the round of 32.

In Sunday's competition, four Vikings competed in Division 1-A men's epee. Jakub Nowak received a bye into the round of 32 after a 4-2 mark in pool play. He beat Nikolas Corrales and Peter Kulaga by identical 15-6 scores to reach the quarterfinals before falling 15-9 to Jared Felker. Mayer went 5-1 in pool play and also got a bye into the round of 32. He beat Christian Davies 15-5 in the round of 32 before falling to Ryan Kelsey 15-12 in the round of 16.

Maas went 4-2 in pool play and got a bye into the round of 32 where he lost 15-6 to Liam Martin. Bradley went 1-6 on the day.

Alex Loundy competed in junior men's foil and finished 1-5 on the day.

In junior women's foil on Sunday, Gee went 3-3 in pool play and was eliminated in the round of 32. Samantha Hansen went 0-7 on the day. In Division 1-A women's epee, Wright and Carson Becker both went 1-6 and were eliminated in the round of 32. Mia Wu went 0-6 on the day.