January 18, 2019

Ohio State Hits the Road for a Weekend Full of Fencing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State Fencing is gearing up to travel to Queens, N.Y. for the St. John’s University Invitational on Saturday. The competition will take place at 10 a.m. inside the Taffner Field House. Following the competition on Saturday, the Buckeyes will head to Philadelphia, Pa. to compete in the Philadelphia Invitational, hosted by UPenn. Bouts will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday in the Tse Center.

The Buckeyes will compete against some of the top fencing programs in the nation on Saturday, including Columbia, Harvard, Penn State, Notre Dame, and St. John’s. All of these teams, along with Ohio State, placed in the top six at the NCAA Championships last year.

For Sunday’s competition, Ohio State will fence against UPenn, UNC, Notre Dame, Wayne St., NYU, Columbia, Drew, Yale, St. John’s, NWU, Temple, and Lafayette.

LAST TIME AT ST. JOHN’S INVITATIONAL

Ohio State finished 3-5 last year at this event, with the women’s squad securing two wins against Penn State and St. John’s and the men taking home one against Columbia.

The team ended the day with a team bout-record of 105-111. The women’s squad with a 52-56 bout-record and the men with a 53-55 bout-record.

WHATS NEXT FOR THE BUCKEYES

Following this weekend’s events, the Buckeyes will return to Columbus for the last home competition of the season.

 

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