COLUMBUS, Ohio – After the first day of competition at the 2022 NCAA Championships, the Ohio State fencing team is in fourth place, with five Buckeyes in the Top 12 in their individual weapons.
Day One (Women’s Rounds 1-3)
The Buckeyes are in fourth place as a team with 50 wins, behind Notre Dame (65), Princeton (58) and Columbia/Barnard (55).
Individually, the foil duo of Camilla Rivano and Alina Lee led the way Thursday. Rivano, a fifth-year senior, stands in third place. She was 11-4 on the day, with a +34 indicator, the best among all foilists. Lee, a freshman, is in eighth after going 10-5, with a +11 indicator.
In women’s epee, junior Montserrat Viveros is seventh. She was 9-6, with a +10 indicator. Freshman Yeva Mazur was 8-7 and had a -4 indicator.
Julieta Toledo, a junior, is in 10th in women’s saber after posting eight victories and a +10 indicator. Freshman Ele Perrier picked up four wins.
Rivano is the only Buckeye of the six women who had previous NCAA championship experience; she finished sixth as both a freshman and sophomore.
The NCAA Championships
The women are competing Thursday and Friday, with the men in action Saturday and Sunday. Individual champions will be crowned in men’s and women’s epee, foil and sabre, with team standings determined by combining men’s and women’s results.
At the championships, fencers compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After round-robin, the Top 4 finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with winners fencing to determine first and second places and non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place. An institution’s place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes during round-robin competition.
For the women, all three weapons will start competition at 9 a.m. Friday, with two rounds remaining. Semifinal and championship bouts are set to begin at 1:30 p.m. The six semifinal bouts will be fenced on one strip, sequentially in order of epee, foil, sabre. Finals bouts will follow after semifinals, in the same order.
The men’s competition is set for Saturday and Sunday. Day one includes three rounds, with epee starting at 9 a.m., foil beginning at 11 a.m. and sabre at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the men will follow the same second-day schedule as the women.
Preliminary bouts are in the North Dome of the Joyce Center, while semifinal and championships bouts will be on the arena floor in Purcell Pavilion.
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