Category Archives: Columbia

2008 Champions!

Congratulations are in order for all squads at this year’s competition for two incredible days of fencing.  But a special congratulations goes out to the staff of Columbia University, led by Head Coach George Kolombatovich, who’s Lions fenced flawlessly in … Continue reading

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On Top of His Game

Strategize. Defend. Adjust. Attack. The tenets of Olympic fencing, or the guiding principles of a successful hedge fund? The answer, according to Columbia’s James Melcher ’61, is both. “Fencing instills a certain high degree of self-discipline, much like the financial … Continue reading

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Scoping Out Stories from the Ivy Salles

BROWN bears Men’s Team goes 1-3 at Brandeis Invitational | Women’s Team Sweeps NFC for 3rd Year COLUMBIA lions Kurt Getz Silver at North American Cup | Women Win Four of Five at NYU Invitational CORNELL big red Fencing Wins 2008 Wellesley Invitational | Tasha Hall … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Highlights from the 2006 Round-Robins!

Our trusty Canon digital camcorder was roaming the floor at the Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins on Sunday, February 25 at Harvard’s Gordon Track. I was not able to get as much women’s fencing video as I would have hoped, but … Continue reading

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Columbia's Schneider — Sabre National Champion

Columbia sophomore Daria Schneider gave Columbia its second NCAA fencing champion in three years, as she helped the Lions to third place in the 2007 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships held at Drew University. Schneider, a sophomore from Brookline, Mass., … Continue reading

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Bob Cottingham – Ivy@50

When Bob Cottingham arrived as a freshman sabre fencer in 1984, Columbia fencing had not won a NCAA title since 1971. When he graduated in 1988, the program just won its second straight championship and would go on to win … Continue reading

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Caitlin Bilobeau – Ivy@50

The 1983-84 Columbia fencing media guide set the bar high for freshman foil fencer Caitlin Bilodeau. “One of the most significant athletes ever to enter Columbia” it announced, which is fairly encompassing statement when one thinks about it. After all, … Continue reading

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