March 26, 2023

Buckeyes Finish Fifth at NCAA Championships


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State fencing program finished fifth at the 2023 NCAA Fencing Championships. The competition wrapped up Sunday, with three Buckeye women earning All-America honors. Julieta Toledo and Dasha Myroniuk placed seventh for second team accolades and Yeva Mazur was an honorable mention selection with a 12th place finish. The championships were hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Ohio State placed fifth as a team for the second year in a row and compiled 121 victories over the four days. Notre Dame was first (188), followed by Princeton (175), Columbia/Barnard (156) and Harvard (134).

The Buckeye Women

Senior Julieta Toledo placed seventh in sabre, compiling 14 wins over the five rounds, with a +16 indicator. She is now a two-time Second Team All-American after a sixth-place finish at the 2022 NCAA Championships. Toledo was also a First Team All-American in 2020.

In foil, freshman Dasha Myroniuk posted 14 victories (+21) to finish seventh and earn a spot on the All-America Second Team. Alina Lee, who was making her second NCAA Championships appearance, was 18th this year and had seven victories (-25).

Sophomore Yeva Mazur was 12th in epee after recording 12 victories (-2) over the two days. Last season she was 11th at the championships and she is now a two-time Honorable Mention All-American. Senior Montserrat Viveros had nine wins (-7) at the championships and placed 16th. She was making her second appearance at the final site and is a three-time qualifier.

The Ohio State Men

For the Buckeye men, who competed Thursday and Friday, Paul Veltrup was the epee runner-up and Jack Price finished tied for third in sabre, with both earning First Team All-America honors. In foil, Edriss Ndiaye and Diego Cervantes finished 11th and 12th, respectively, to garner Honorable Mention All-America accolades. Henry Lange placed 14th in epee.

The Format

At the championships, fencers compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After round-robin, the Top 4 finishers in each weapon fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with winners fencing to determine first and second places and non-advancing fencers 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 is awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes during round-robin competition.

Individual champions are crowned in men’s and women’s epee, foil and sabre, with team standings determined by combining men’s and women’s results.

The Buckeyes in 2022-23

  • The Buckeye women were 32-8 in duals during the regular season, with the men 28-9.
  • Ohio State had a near-sweep of the Central Collegiate Fencing Championships titles, claiming the men’s and women’s team championships and the men’s and women’s epee and foil squad trophies, along with the women’s sabre championship.