COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State fencing team has finalized its 2019-20 schedule with Donald Anthony Jr. in his second year as head coach of the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes will once again open their season at home with the OSU Open individual competition followed by the OSU Dual team competition Sept. 28 and 29, respectively. This annual event will take place in French Field House.
Following the home events, Ohio State will start on a five-competition long road campaign. Nov. 16 is a trip to Philadelphia to compete in the Elite Invitational hosted by the University of Pennsylvania; there, they will meet many of the teams they competed against at the NCAA Championships last March.
One week later, the Buckeyes travel to State College, Pa., to compete in the Garret Penn State Collegiate Open Nov. 23-24.
The season picks back up with two road competitions to open 2020. Ohio State will compete in the St. John’s Duals Jan. 18 in New York, and back in Pennsylvania for a third time for the Philadelphia Invitational Jan. 18-19. The final leg of the road campaign takes place Feb. 1-2 with the Northwestern Duals in Evanston, Ill.
The Buckeyes return home to host the Midwest Conference Championships Feb. 22-23 at French Field House. Ohio State has won the last six Midwest championships and has 14 first-place finishes in program history.
To cap off the season, the Buckeyes travel to Detroit for the NCAA Regional Championships March 6-7. Qualifying Buckeyes will travel back to Detroit two weeks later, March 19-22, to compete in the NCAA Championships in the same arena. The team took a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships to close out last season.