Lions Fencers as Sharp as Ever

Columbia University fencers celebrating
The men's and women's fencing teams rally at a meet in February. (Columbia Athletics)

After last year’s season was canceled due to COVID-19, Columbia fencers finished the 2021–22 campaign ranked third in the nation, with junior Ashton Daniel winning an individual title in men’s foil and senior Sidarth Kumbla placing second in the same division at the NCAA Fencing Championships in March. Along the way, the men’s fencing team claimed its seventh Ivy League crown in eight seasons and the women’s squad finished second in the Ivies. For more sports news, visit