Katharine Holmes ’17, center
Beverly Schaefer

Katharine Holmes ’17, a star epeeist who competed for the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, won all 18 of her bouts in the Ivy League round-robin fencing championships Feb. 11–12, leading Princeton to a 6–0 record and its second consecutive Ivy title. 

Holmes’ final bout, a 5–3 victory against Columbia’s Amy Tong, pushed the Tigers ahead for a 14–13 victory over the Lions. Both Princeton and Columbia were undefeated entering the weekend’s final match.

The Princeton men opened 4–0 in the Ivy round-robin but fell to Columbia, 15–12, in the tournament finale, creating a three-way championship tie among Princeton, Columbia, and Penn. Saberist Edward Chin ’18 led the men’s team with a 13–2 record in Ivy bouts.

Six Tigers were named to the All-Ivy first team: Holmes, Chin, Maia Chamberlain ’20 (women’s saber), Wesley Johnson ’19 (men’s epee), Alex House ’17 (men’s epee), and Anna Van Brummen ’17 (women’s epee).