March 10, 2023

No. 5 Buckeyes Head to NCAA Midwest Regionals


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday, 17 members of the Ohio State fencing program are set to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Admission is free.

The women will compete first, beginning at 10 a.m. ET, with the men set to start at 2 p.m. ET. Live results will be available HERE.

Ohio State will be competing with fencers from host Northwestern, Cleveland State, Denison, Detroit Mercy, Lawrence, Notre Dame and Wayne State.

Both the Buckeye men and women were ranked fifth in the final coaches poll of the regular season. Notre Dame’s men are ranked second, while the Irish women are No. 3 and the Northwestern women are No. 4.

The Buckeye Competitors

Women’s Foil (3): Claire Teresa Galavotti, Alina Lee, Dasha Myroniuk
Women’s Epee (4): Karina Dyner, Yeva Mazur, Montserrat Viveros, Lucy Whittemore
Women’s Sabre (3): Katherine Larimer, Eleonore Perrier, Julieta Toledo
Men’s Foil (4): Diego Cervantes, Solin Li, Edriss Ndiaye, Justin Vogler
Men’s Epee (4): Gabriel Feinberg, Henry Lange, Paul Veltrup, Miles Weiss
Men’s Sabre (4): Stephen Chou, Aaron Buergenthal, Jack Price, Nolan Williams

Athletes in bold competed at the NCAA regionals in 2022, which were hosted by Ohio State. Of that group, Lee, Mazur, Perrier, Toledo and Viveros all went on to earn spots at the 2022 NCAA Championships for the women. Cervantes, Feinberg, Ndiaye and Williams were chosen to represent the Buckeyes on the men’s side last season. Feinberg finished the year as the NCAA champion and was joined as an All-American by Lee, Viveros and Toledo.

NCAA Championships Ahead

The selections for the 2023 NCAA Championships will be announced Wednesday. The championships will be March 23-26 in Durham, N.C.

The NCAA Championships will include 144 participants, with a maximum of two per weapon, per gender, per school.

Each region is allocated a certain number of spots. This year, the Midwest Region has four NCAA allocations in men’s and women’s epee, men’s and women’s sabre and men’s foil and five in women’s foil. All six weapons have two national at-large spots each. Qualification to the NCAA Championships is based 40 percent on regular season results and 60 percent on NCAA regional finish.