June 23, 2017

Former Buckeyes Claim Five Top 10 Finishes at Zone Championships


June 23, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Five former members on the Ohio State fencing placed in the Top 10 at the Pan American Fencing Championships and Asian Fencing Championships this past week in Montreal, Quebec, and Hong Kong.

2016 NCAA Champion and Olympian Eleanor Harvey placed seventh, while Alanna Goldie finished eighth in women’s foil. The two helped Team Canada to a second-place finish in women’s foil team competition. In men’s epee, 2016 Olympian Jason Pryor placed ninth for Team USA, while 2016 Olympian Eileen Grench placed 10th in women’s sabre for Team USA. In the Asian Championships, 2012 Olympian Mona Shaito finished 10th in women’s foil. Former Buckeye Fares Arfa also had a strong performance, finishing 12th in men’s sabre for Team Canada. He helped guide Team Canada to a second-place finish in team competition.

Rising senior Julien Baneux led the Brazilian team to a second-place standing in men’s foil team competition. Rising senior Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger finished 24th overall in men’s epee for Team Canada, while rising senior Caira Moreira-Brown placed 27th overall in women’s epee.

The Buckeyes will now prepare for the 2017 Fencing World Championships July 19-26 in Leipzig, Germany.