COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a nearly six-week break, the Ohio State fencing team return to action with 23 members competing in the North American Cup last weekend in San Jose, Calif. Junior Ben Parkins and sophomore Margarita Tschomakova were the top finishers for the Scarlet and Gray.

Men’s epee led the way, once again with the most participants in the tournament. Freshman Marco Canevari was at the top of the standings for Ohio State, placing 20th. Ognsen Vesic finished close behind at 26th. Narayan Pathi and Eric Gurnowski rounded out the Top 50 for the Buckeyes, finishing tied for 36 and at 42nd, respectively.

Julia Tikhonova was the lone Buckeye in the women’s epee category, finishing strong at 26th.

The men’s foil group had a strong showing, headlined by Parkins’ runner-up finish. Colin Sutter placed 47th and Joe Streb rounded out the trio with a 79th place finish.

Women’s foil similarly found itself with a trio of competitors. Oksana Dmytruk led the group with a 12th place showing. Isabella Bonello and Allison Henvick finished at 64th and 77th, respectively.

Max Stearns took 17th in men’s sabre. Senior Dexter Wilde finished 49th in the event.

The women’s sabre squad had an excellent outing, with two Top 15 finishers for the second consecutive NAC event. Tschomakova topped the standings for the Buckeyes, finishing tied for third. Freshman Alison Miller joined her in the Top 15, taking a 12th place finish. Falencia Miller ended the tournament at 27th, while Emily Cheng finished at 45th and Victoria Harris tied for 90th.

The North American Cup (NAC) tournaments are a series of tournaments organized by the US Fencing Association.  These tournaments give fencers from across the world the opportunity to fence each other in similar ability/age competitions.

Men’s Epee
20 – Marco Canevari
26 – Ognsen Vesic
T-36 – Narayan Pathi
42 – Eric Gurnowski
56 – Daniel Tafoya
78 – Alexander Delaney
T-104 – Dylan Walrond
107 – Trevor Pedersen
123 – Igor Tolkachev

Men’s Foil
2 – Ben Parkins
47 – Colin Sutter
79 – Joe Streb

Men’s Sabre
17 – Max Stearns
49 – Dexter Wilde

Women’s Epee
26 – Julia Tikhonova

Women’s Foil
12 – Oksana Dmytruk
64 – Isabella Bonello
77 – Allison Henvick

Women’s Sabre
T-3 – Margarita Taschomakov
12 – Alison Miller
27 – Falencia Miller
45 – Emily Cheng
T-90 – Victoria Harris