ROOKIE FOX-GITOMER WINS JUNIOR GOLD AT NORTH AMERICAN CUP
Freshman Chloe Fox-Gitomer won gold at the January North American Cup event in Charlotte, N.C., Friday. Fox-Gitomer finished atop a junior field of 155 fencers after going 6-0 in pool bouts to earn the top seed and winning six consecutive elimination bouts to claim gold. She beat Penn freshman Lark Izenson 15-8 in the final to cap the run. In the overall saber competition, Fox-Gitomer finished fifth of 177, again going 6-0 in pool before winning four elimination bouts. In the quarterfinals, Fox-Gitomer ran into alumna and 2013 NCAA saber champion Eliza Stone '13, who won 15-10 on her way to the semifinals. Stone tied for third in the final standings after she went 6-0 in pool bouts and won five elimination bouts. In the overall women's épée competition, alumna and 2017 NCAA épée champion Anna Van Brummen '17 took silver, going 6-0 in pool bouts before a run to the finals, and sophomore Tatijana Stewart took ninth in the field of 182 while junior Kasia Nixon finished 21st. Nixon took third in the junior épée event, going 5-1 in pool before winning five times to make the semifinals, and Stewart took sixth in the field of 170. Princeton's next team competition is set for Feb. 2-3 at the Northwestern Duals.