UE Men’s Fencing Team Secures UAAP 8-Peat Championship!

Photo shows (top row, from left:) John Michael Sotto, Xavier Dominic Arabaca, Sammuel Tranquilan, Jhester Estrada, Christian Jhester Concepcion, Reynaldo Perez Jr., Jethro Keith Delgado, (front row, from left) Assistant Coach Alex Ragot, Coach Rolando Canlas, Coach Rufel Endriano and Assistant Coach Christian Canlas.

Photo shows (top row, from left:) John Michael Sotto, Xavier Dominic Arabaca, Sammuel Tranquilan, Jhester Estrada, Christian Jhester Concepcion, Reynaldo Perez Jr., Jethro Keith Delgado, (front row, from left) Assistant Coach Alex Ragot, Coach Rolando Canlas, Coach Rufel Endriano and Assistant Coach Christian Canlas.

The UE Red Warriors Men’s Fencing Team has achieved the team’s 15th overall and eighth consecutive UAAP championship through the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Fencing Tournament! The tournament was held on February 11 to 14, 2020, at the Paco Arena in Manila.

The Warrior Fencers received seven UAAP 82 medals: five gold and two silver medals.

Sammuel Tranquilan was awarded his third consecutive UAAP Most Valuable Player, this time after winning a gold medal in Individual Epee and silver medals in Individual Saber and Individual Foil. He was also part of the UE teams that won the gold medal in the Team Epee, Team Saber and Team Foil events.

Christian Jhester Concepcion won the gold medal in Individual Saber and placed 5th in Individual Foil.

Reynaldo Perez Jr. placed 6th in Individual Epee.

In the team competitions, the Warrior Fencers swept the gold medals in all three events.

Photo shows UAAP 82 Men's Fencing MVP Sammuel Tranquilan

Photo shows UAAP 82 Men’s Fencing MVP Sammuel Tranquilan

The team of MVP Tranquilan, Christian Jhester Concepcion, John Michael Sotto and Malcolm Jeremy Valena won the gold medal in Team Saber.

MVP Tranquilan, Reynaldo Perez Jr., Xavier Dominic Arabaca and Jethro Keith Delgado received the gold medal in Team Epee.

MVP Tranquilan, Christian Jhester Concepcion, Reynaldo Perez Jr. and Malcolm Jeremy Valena won the gold in the Team Foil event.

Head Coach Rolando Canlas Jr., Coaches Rufel Endriano and Chester Uy, and Assistant Coaches Christian Canlas and Alex Ragot served as mentors to the Champion UE Red Warriors Men’s Fencing Team.

Congratulations and kudos, UE Warrior Fencers! Go Fight, Red and White! GO FIGHT, RED AND WHITE!

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