Jan. 14, 2001

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State fencing team competed in their final preseason meet at the NAC Open Jan.13 and 14 in Greenville, S.C. Alexandra Shklar (Fr., Jerusalem, Israel) representing Israel captured a first-place finish in women’s foil. Representing Georgia, Colin Parker (Fr., Fayetteville, Ga./The Heritage School) posted a third -place finish in men’s saber. Following Parker was Kitz Siebert who placed 17th in men’s saber.%^$

%^$Other top Buckeye finishers include Guy Loftin (So. Overland Park, Ks./Banstow) who placed 63rd in men’s saber. Alan Jones (So., Ft Leonard Wood, Mo./Waynesville) who finished 42nd in men’s epee and Spencer Jones (Fr., Ft, Leonard Wood, Mo./Waynesville) who placed 68th in men’s epee. Sara Bowen (Sr. Trenton, Ohio/ Edgewood) finished 38th in women’s saber.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes will open their 2001 season in Evanston, Ill. at the Northwestern Dual meets Jan 20, and 21.%^$

%^$Women’s epee – 94 competitors
%^$1. Alexandra Shklar (Israel)
%^$2. Stephanie Eim (Central Pa.)
%^$3. Jessica Burke (Central Pa.)

%^$Women’s Saber
%^$1. Christine Becker (Oregon)
%^$2. Jennifer Oldham Cox (Oregon)
%^$3. Amelia Gaillard (Georgia)
%^$38.Sara Bowen (Columbus, Ohio)

%^$Men’s foil -144 competitiors
%^$1. Jodh McGuire (Canada)
%^$2. Jedediah Dupree (Metro N.Y.)
%^$3. Dan Kellner (Metro N.Y.)

%^$Men’s saber-72 competitors
%^$1. Harvey Miller (Metro N.Y)
%^$2. Patrick Ghattas (Oregon)
%^$3. Colin Parker (Georgia)
%^$17.Kitz Siebert (Columbus, Ohio)
%^$63.Guy Loftin (Columbus Ohio)

%^$Men’s epee -80 competitors
%^$1. Darragho’Malley (Canada)
%^$2. Soren Thompson (Southern Calif.)
%^$3. Cadet West Kesley (Colorado)
%^$42.Alan Jones (Columbus, Ohio)
%^$68.Spencer Jones (Columbus, Ohio)