UCLU Men’s Fencing promises to deliver another Varsity win
Tonight, UCLU will clash with KCLSU in the only free event in the 2014 London Varsity Series – fencing. Come along to the UCL North Cloisters and show you support at 6pm!
Witness UCLU secure Varsity glory over KCLSU tonight in the UCL Cloisters in the London Fencing Varsity.
UCLU Men’s Fencing 1st team are currently flying high at 2nd place in BUCS Premier South, boasting highly experienced fencers and even a National team representative.
In fact, UCLU Men’s Fencing is the best sports team at UCL this year. Although they finished a disappointing 2nd place BUCS Premier South, they’ve made it through to the Finals of the BUCS Championship, where they will face league winners Imperial at the end of March.
Meanwhile, KCLSU Men’s 1st are lagging behind in 5th place in BUCS South Eastern 1A.
Our UC men seem set to win us another Varsity point in the Series, promising to equalise the overall Series points to 5-5.
Check out the Tab’s exclusive who’s-who guide before heading to the UCL North Cloisters tonight at 6pm for the only free event in the 2014 London Varsity Series.
Matt Billing (leader and soul of the Men’s 1st), 2nd year EngD Molecular Modelling and Materials Science
Weapon: Foil, épée, sabre
Previous school: One in Cornwall.
Fencing history: 14 years, many different clubs (and 6 BUCS individuals medals among other things)
Favourite possession: my phone.
Favourite quote: “…a computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.”
Favourite moment: finishing last season undefeated in the league and cup and winning promotion to the premier league.
Nicolas Collignon (Men’s 1st Captain), 2nd year BASc
Weapon: Foil & Épée
Previous School: French school in Copenhagen
Fencing history: 10 years (“so you’re French, you’ve lived in Denmark, but why do you have the Swiss flag on your kit again?”)
Most likely to be found: Somewhere on my bicycle whining about the absurdity of life and how much I miss Ramsay Halls.
Best thing in UCLU Fencing this year: 8 hours on the bus with an Italian, a Chinese and a Welsh.
Worst thing in UCLU Fencing this year: Seeing Matt Billing not win the BUCS individuals (AGAIN) when he should have.
Edoardo Gianni, 1st year BSc Biotechnology
Previous School: Liceo Classico Parini, Milan
Fencing history: About 10 years at the Società del Giardino in Milan
What are your pet hates? When somebody puts milk in my tea before the teabag is removed or sugar before milk. Hate that.
What is your favourite possession? My copy of The Double Helix signed by James Watson.
What celebrity do you get mistaken for? Bret from Flight of the Conchords.
What is your best pick up line? “I wish I were DNA helicase, so I could unzip your genes.”
Most likely to be found in: Ramsay’s kitchen making pasta.
What is your favourite quote? “C’est fort en chocolate!” / “Don’t panic”
Do you have any hidden talents? Rope skipping!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? On a fencing piste, smiling and jumping 🙂
What is your favourite moment as part of UCLU Fencing Club? Yearning Aberystwyth
Anthony D’Auria, 2nd year Master of Architecture
Previous School: University of Edinburgh
Fencing History: 9 years trained in Portland, San Francisco, Edinburgh & London
Pet Hates: Questionnaires
Celebrity Mistaken Identity: 2Chainz
Hidden Talent: Badass Rapper
Zach Eaton-Rosen, 1st Year PhD in Medical Image Computing
Fenced history: Since 1999
Favourite quote: “There are literally no downsides to this.” “My dog probably didn’t like being put to sleep. RIP Bouncy.”
Favourite moment in UCLU fencing this year: Shevy (Men’s 1st Epeist in 1st term): “GO FORWARD NICK, WE’RE LOSING” (we were not losing).
Will Sturgeon, 2nd year MSc Geophysics
Previous School: Gwernyfed High School
Fencing history : I’ve been fencing for 8 years, starting at my local club in Wales. I’ve been part of the Welsh Junior Team for 5 years and was part of the GB under 17 squad.
Pet hates: 9ams, especially on Mondays.
Favourite possession: My MacBook pro, without it I wouldn’t fit in at the library.
Favourite moment as part of UCLU Fencing Club: Winning the league and cup last year, finishing the year undefeated.
What celebrity do you get mistaken for? Snoop Dogg
Andrei Nica, 1st year Computer Science
Previous School: a good school in Romania
Fencing history: 8 years in Romania
What celebrity do you get mistaken for? – Dumbo
Hidden talents: Cooking fried eggs
Favourite activity: Sleeping
Alexander AJR Ferrigno, 1st Year Law
Weapon: Sabre (obviously)
Previous school: Winchester college
Fencing history: 10 years, just at school
Pet hates: Condiments, mainly ketchup
Favourite possession: My lovely sword obviously
Best pick up line: “You’re not wearing any pants are you? [no] oh, sorry, my watch is ten minutes fast!”
Favourite quote: “I’m fucking swagtastic” – AAJR Ferrigno
Most likely to be found: In my bed
Hidden talents: Can fit 30-40 marshmallows in my enormous mouth
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Really rich lawyer tearing shit up
Favourite moment as part of UCLU Fencing Club: Beating every single team that ever turns up
What celebrity do you get mistaken for? Tony Stark
Guilty pleasure: Wanks in the back of criminal law lectures
Best thing in fencing at UCL: Tiny Edoardo
Favourite Sportsnite move: The backwards turtle