March 24, 2020

πŸ†πŸ† Looking Back at the MFC Championships Sweep πŸ†πŸ†

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – TheΒ  Ohio State fencing team made it a clean sweep in French Field House in Columbus Feb. 22-23, claiming both the men’s and women’s Midwest Fencing Conference team championships, as well as all six event titles.

The men defended their squad title and edged out second-place Cleveland State by 75 points. The women beat Northwestern for the third time this season, prevailing by 45 points, to take back the MFC title after finishing second in 2019. An overall team championship was not awarded this season; Ohio State had claimed the last six MFC team titles.

Individually, the Buckeyes compiled 16 podium finishes and four of the six final bouts featured two Buckeyes.

  • In women’s epee, Alexanne Verret won her second straight title, Monteserrat Viveros was the runner-up and Natalia Falkowski tied for third.
  • Camilla Rivano won her third MFC women’s foil title, with Gabriela Cecchini placing second and Alexa Laskaris finishing third (tied).
  • In women’s sabre, Julieta Toledo won the title and Sarah Merza took silver.
  • Buckeyes finished Top 3 in men’s epee. Henry Lange was first, Bence Bende placed second and Kaiden Crotchett tied for third.
  • Freshman Diego Cervantes claimed the men’s foil title and Nathan Wreidt finished tied for third.
  • In men’s saber, Roscoe Swartz was the champion and Blake Bradford and Domenik Koch tied for third.