Freshman fencer wins individual Ivy epee championship

Chloe Daniel finished 12-4 at the Ivy League Championships over the weekend and helped the Quakers knock off Princeton, the No. 1 team in the country.

Freshman fencer Chloe Daniel is presented with a plaque celebrating her Ivy epee championship.
Freshman fencer Chloe Daniel, left, is presented with a plaque celebrating her Ivy epee championship.

Chloe Daniel, a freshman on the 27-9 women’s fencing team, won the individual women’s epee championship at the Ivy League Fencing Round Robins over the weekend at the Gordon Indoor Track in Boston. 

The epee is one of three weapons used in fencing. The other two are the saber and the foil. With the epee, the target area is the entire body, head to toe, including any clothing and equipment.

Daniel, a native of Sierra Madre, California, finished with a 12-4 record at the championships and helped the Quakers defeat Princeton, the No. 1-ranked team in the country; Harvard, the No. 7-ranked team in the country; and 10th-ranked Cornell. The Red & Blue are the eighth-ranked team in the land.

Freshman Chloe Daniel competes in a fencing duel while wearing protective clothing and holding her sword.

On account of her title-winning performance, Daniel has been awarded First-Team All-Ivy honors. She is only the 10th women’s epee fencer in program history to be named First-Team All-Ivy, and the first overall women’s champion since 2016.

Freshman epee Jessica Liang, senior foil Nicole Vaiani, and junior saber Miranda Gieg received Second-Team All-Ivy recognition.

As a team, Penn finished 4-2 at the championships, which tied for second place with Princeton. Columbia finished 6-0 and won the overall team championship.