Ateneo HS places 2nd in UAAP Season 77 Fencing; Viceo is Rookie of the Year!

December 13, 2014
Simon Borja and Paul Daza; Photos by Emily Isidro-Viceo, Spencer Galit and Jacob Villanueva

 The Ateneo HS Fencing Team, UAAP Season 77 first runner-up in the boys division. Photo by Emily Isidro-Viceo.
With a haul of one gold, three silver and three bronze medals, the Ateneo de Manila High School fencing team finished second over all in the UAAP Season 77 fencing championship, boys division.  And while University of the East (UE) claimed a five-peat, it was an Atenean- Jolo Viceo of 9F- who was awarded Rookie of the Year in the boys division.JOLO VICEO, UAAP Season 77 Rookie of the Year in fencing, boys division. Photo by Spencer Galit.

Here is the medal tally of Team Ateneo:
Individual Épée: Simon Borja (12-I)- Silver

Team Épée: Simon Borja (12-I), Jacob Villanueva (12K), Cedric Tiongson (12-H), Jezrel Bugtas (11-M)- Gold

Individual Foil:  Jolo Viceo (9-F)- Silver

Team Foil:  Jolo Viceo (9F), Jacob Villanueva (12K), Gabby Ocampo (11-K), Enrico Ungson (9B)- Bronze

Individual Sabre: RV Libarios (11-D) - Silver; Ethan Bennett (12-I) - Bronze

Team Sabre: Ethan Bennett (12-I), RV Libarios (11-D), Chris Dizon (11-B), Og Bugtong (11-C)- Bronze

The Ateneo High School fencing team is coached by Ryan Janeo.

The UAAP Season 77 fencing championships were held at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics Gym from December 4 to 7, 2014.

(from left) Cedric Tiongson, Simon Borja, Jezrel Bugtas and Jacob Villanueva won the AHS’ sole gold medal at the UAAP Season 77 fencing tournament for the team épée event. Photo courtesy of Jacob Villanueva.