Aug. 25, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio -Adam Crompton (So. Newark, N.J./St. Benedicts) and Jason Rogers (Jr. Los Angeles, Calif./Brentwood), both members of the Ohio State fencing team, recently returned from the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, where they helped lead the United States fencing team to its best-ever finish. The U.S. squad won a total of 11 medals, which marked the highest medal count among all competing nations.

Rogers won the bronze medal in the men’s individual sabre competition, then teamed with Crompton and Ivan Lee to comprise the USA men’s sabre team, which won the gold medal with a 45-30 victory over Venezuela.

Last spring at the 2003 NCAA Fencing Championships, Crompton won the gold medal in men’s sabre, while Rogers won the bronze in the same event. Ohio State placed fourth overall at the national championships for the second-consecutive year. Crompton’s individual national title was Ohio State’s first since 1997 and the third individual national title in school history.

Both Crompton and Rogers were also members of the United States Junior National Team in April that competed at the 2003 Junior/Cadet World Championships in Trapani, Italy. Crompton placed seventh individually in the sabre competition at that event and teamed with Rogers to help lead the sabre team to a silver medal overall.

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