March 14, 2023

Buckeyes Selected for NCAA Championships


Championships Central

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ten members of the Ohio State fencing program have been selected for the 2023 NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced Tuesday. The event will be held March 23-26, hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

The Buckeye Selections

Both the Ohio State men and women had five selections. In epee, Henry Lange and Paul Veltrup will represent the men, with Montserrat Viveros and Yeva Mazur selected for the women. In foil, Diego Cervantes and Edriss Ndiaye were chosen on the men’s side and Alina Lee and Dasha Myroniuk were women’s selections. In sabre, Jack Price will compete in the men’s event and Julieta Toledo will be in the women’s championships.

Cervantes, Viveros and Toledo are both now three-time NCAA qualifiers and will be participating for the second time after the 2020 event was canceled. Mazur, Ndiaye and Lee are making a second consecutive trip and Lange was also a selection in 2020.

Myroniuk, Price and Veltrup will be competing at the final site for the first time.

At the 2022 championships, Viveros and Toledo earned Second Team All-America honors with Top 8 finishes. Lee and Mazur were Honorable Mention All-Americans after finishing in the Top 12.

Ohio State won combined NCAA team titles in 2004, 2008 and 2012 and the men’s national crown in 1942, along with 18 individual titles. Gabriel Feinberg claimed the men’s epee championship last season, the third straight for the Buckeyes in the event when Ohio State competed in the national championships.

The 2023 NCAA Championships

The NCAA Championships include individual events in each of six weapons, with 144 total competitors. Each region was allocated a certain number of spots and schools could qualify at most two per weapon, per gender.

At the championships, fencers will 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 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.