Feb. 25, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State fencing team will host Midwest Fencing Conference Championships for the first time this weekend, Feb. 27-28. Competition on Saturday will be individual while Sunday will feature team competition. Competition begins at 8 a.m. on both days in French Field House. Admission to the event is free.

The Buckeyes will be host to Northwestern, University of Detroit-Mercy, Cleveland State University, and Wayne State University, along with 17 other teams. A full list of teams competing can be found below.

A YEAR AGO Last year, the Buckeyes came away in first place at Midwest Fencing Conference Championship. The event was a team-based only competition, and the Buckeye squad garnered 1,580 points to claim the top spot. The men’s epee, men’s foil, women’s foil and women’s epee squads all earned gold medals, while women’s epee claimed a silver medal and men’s sabre took home a bronze medal. The Buckeyes were the only team at the competition to earn hardware in every event.

UP NEXT Following Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, Ohio State will host the NCAA Regional on March 12 in Columbus, Ohio.

Midwest Fencing Conference Championships
Columbus, Ohio
Feb. 27-28, 2016

Teams Competing
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Detroit-Mercy
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
University of Toledo
Wayne State University
Cleveland State University
Oberlin College
Xavier University
University of Iowa
Lawrence University
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Chicago
Indiana University-Bloomington
McKendree University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Oakland University
University of Illinois