Oct. 21, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State fencing team hosts its annual OSU Duals Saturday at French Field House with the first bouts scheduled for 8 a.m. as the Buckeyes face Cleveland State. Admission to the event is free with a full schedule below.

Traditionally, Ohio State coaches use the event to showcase the team’s younger talent, as many of the 17 Buckeye newcomers will make their debut at the duals.

Last year, the Buckeyes notched a 26-0 record against opponents at the OSU Duals to push their undefeated streak at the event to eight-consecutive years. Allison Henvick and Isabella Bonello led the women’s foil team to an 86-4 overall score, while each putting together individual 30-0 records. Trevor Pedersenachieved the same mark in men’s epee.

The 2012 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships will be hosted by Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The championships, taking place March 22-25, will be held at French Field House, with championship bouts decided inside St. John Arena.

This will be the third time Ohio State has hosted the championship (2008 and 2011).

Ohio State extended its streak of Top 5 finishes at the NCAA championships to 10 seasons with a fifth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships in March. The Scarlet and Gray played host to the event for the second time in program history.

Katarzyna Dabrowa and Marco Canevari nabbed First Team All-America honors, while teammates Margarita Tschomakova and Igor Tolkachev were named to the Second Team. Zain Shaito and Rhys Douglaspulled together Top 10 finishes in their weapon categories as well.

Following the conclusion of the OSU Duals, the Buckeye swashbucklers will travel to Daytona, Fla., for the Junior North American Cup, followed by the Garret Open hosted by Penn State in University Park, Pa.


Bouts begin at 8 a.m.

Round 1
Ohio State vs. Cleveland State
Michigan State vs. Case Western
Michigan vs. Bowling Green
Indiana vs. Chicago
Illinois vs. Iowa
Purdue vs. Bradley

Round 2
Ohio State vs. Michigan State
Cleveland State vs. Michigan
Case Western vs. Iowa
Indiana vs. Bowling Green
Chicago vs. Purdue
Xavier vs. Bradley

Round 3
Ohio State vs. Michigan
Michigan State vs. Cleveland State
Illinois vs. Indiana
Iowa vs. Chicago
Case Western vs. Purdue
Bowling Green vs. Xavier

Round 4
Ohio State vs. Indiana
Michigan State vs. Bowling Green
Cleveland State vs. Case Western
Michigan vs. Illinois
Chicago vs. Bradley
Iowa vs. Purdue

Lunch Break

Round 5
Ohio State vs. Chicago
Michigan State vs. Illinois
Cleveland State vs. Purdue
Michigan vs. Case Western
Indiana vs. Xavier
Bradley vs. Iowa

Round 6
Ohio State vs. Illinois
Michigan State vs. Indiana
Cleveland State vs. Xavier
Michigan vs. Iowa
Chicago vs. Bowling Green
Bradley vs. Case Western

Round 7
Ohio State vs. Bowling Green
Michigan State vs. Purdue
Cleveland State vs. Iowa
Xavier vs. Case Western
Michigan vs. Indiana
Illinois vs. Chicago

Round 8
Ohio State vs. Case Western
Michigan State vs. Xavier
Cleveland State vs. Bowling Green
Michigan vs. Chicago
Purdue vs. Indiana
Bradley vs. Illinois