Athlete of the Week Interview: Megan Eno
BRSN: What was your mindset going into this weekend’s meet at Upenn?
Megan: I was super excited for the first meet of the season and to compete against other teams. Everyone worked really hard in preparation for the season and we were very focused and prepared to fight every bout.
BRSN: How did you first get started with fencing, and what kept you in the sport?
Megan: I started fencing after watching Mariel Zagunis, a sabre fencer from Oregon, win the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. After pestering my parents for several months, we found a place in Salem that taught fencing and I was immediately hooked. I love the sport because of all the amazing people I’ve met and different places I’ve gotten to go!
BRSN: Why did you choose Cornell?
Megan: I chose Cornell for both the variety of classes available, as well as the supportive fencing team. The comradery here is unmatched and the academics are top tier.
BRSN: What is your greatest fencing memory?
Megan: I loved going to NCAAs last year and the craziness of the whole tournament which consists of a round robin pool of 24 bouts. It’s mentally and physically draining, but a ton of fun.
BRSN: How do you like to prepare for tournaments?
Megan: I have a pretty consistent routine going into tournaments with what I eat for breakfast, warm up routine, and thought process. I also make sure I get lots of sleep the night before.
BRSN: What are your expectations for the rest of the season?
Megan: I’m really excited for the rest of the season because all three of our weapon squads are very strong and we have some really talented freshmen. I think Cornell fencing has the potential to have a great season!