Fencers post strong results in summer competition
AS A FRESHMAN: Chosen as a freshman to compete at NCAA Championship and earned third-team All-America accolades with 10th-place finish ... tied with teammate Gerek Meinhardt for most foil team victories on the season with 29 ... posted 29-12 regular-season record ... won first two career bouts against Brian Wang (5-2) and Jacob Stein (5-0) of Yale at the NYU Invitational ... won final four bouts of the event to finish with a 7-3 tournament record ... began the St. John's Invitational by besting Sam Hardwicke-Brown of Ohio State 5-0 before faltering against the Buckeyes' Zain Shaito (5-1) and Chris Colley (5-2) ... recovered to defeat Penn State's Nobuo Bravo 5-3 on the same day ... finished St. John's tournament with 8-3 record ... etched 12-4 record at the Northwestern Duals, winning his final three bouts against Jeffrey Chan (5-1) and Mitchell Shulman (5-1) of UC-San Diego and Cal Tech's Jon Schor (5-0) ... ended regular season with a 2-2 record at the DeCicco Duals, including a 5-1 victory over Hans Kaiser (Wayne State) and blanked Cole Goike (Detroit) 5-0 ... at NCAA Midwest Regional, advanced into the direct elimination bouts with the No. 5 seed ... bested Quentin Schneider (Wayne State) in round of eight before upsetting Irish teammate Ariel DeSmet in the semi-finals 15-14 ... squared off with Meinhardt in finals and lost 15-1 to the two-time Olympian ... at NCAAs, finished first day with 8-7 mark ... improved to 13-10 by end of second day of pool play, good for 10th place ... earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Hills Road Sixth Form College in July of 2012 ... in addition to competing with Newham Swords Club, participated on rugby and rowing teams at Hills Sixth Form ... with Newham, twice won the England Youth Championships ... won National Championships once in U-17 age group and twice in U-20 age group ... crowned United Kingdom School Games Champion in 2011 ... biggest athletic thrill to date remains medaling at the U20 European Championships ... oldest child of John and Viia Archer ... has two brothers, Ciaran and Mihkel ... currently enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.
Archer's Career Record