January 4, 2017

Ohio State Fencers Set to Compete in Hometown North American Cup


Jan. 4, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Members of the Ohio State fencing team will compete in USA Fencing’s January North American Cup hosted in Columbus, Ohio. The competition will take place from Jan. 6-9 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center beginning at 8 a.m. each day.

The January North American Cup is the first USA Fencing North American Cup hosted in Columbus. The event serves as a major tournament in qualification for Senior World Championships in July as well as Junior and Cadet World Championships in April.

More than thirty Ohio State fencers will compete over the weekend. Division I competition kicks off on Friday, with two Buckeyes representing in women’s saber. On Saturday, nine Buckeyes will represent in men’s epee and women’s foil competition. Sunday will feature six Buckeyes in women’s epee and men’s foil, as well as two Ohio State teams in men’s epee. Competition will conclude on Monday, with four representatives in men’s saber. See the full list of Buckeyes competing and schedule below.

9 a.m. Division I Women’s Saber

Alexa Antipas
Sarah Merza

8 a.m. Division I Men’s Epee

Lewis Weiss
Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger
Oliver Shindler
Iñaki de Guzman
Nicolas Pouliquen
John Culpepper

10:30 a.m. Division I Women’s Foil
Eleanor Harvey
Alanna Goldie
Alexa Laskaris

8 a.m. Division I Women’s Epee

Eugenia Falqui
Caira Moreira-Brown
Emma von Dadelszen

8 a.m. Senior Team Men’s Epee
Ahmed Al-Tayeb
John Culpepper
Michael Saari
Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger
Iñaki de Guzman
Nicolas Pouliquen
Ryan Tomlinson

2 p.m. Division I Men’s Foil
Stas Sudilovsky
Julien Baneux
Leon Cao

8 a.m. Division I Men’s Saber

Fares Arfa
Hector Florencia
Andrew Herczak