COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes are on the hunt to secure their sixth consecutive Midwest Fencing Conference Championship this weekend at French Field House.
Ohio State will compete against eighteen collegiate teams this weekend. There will be five varsity teams in attendance, including No.2 Northwestern, Detroit Mercy, Cleveland State, Lawrence, and Wayne State. The individual competition will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24, followed by team competition on Sunday, Feb. 23. Competition starts at 8 a.m. on both days.
Admission and parking is free for all spectators.
At this event last year, the Buckeyes earned a total of 1,590 points by the end of the competition, securing their 13th conference championship in program history.
The men’s squad placed first overall, finishing an impressive 75 points ahead of the second-place team. Three returning fencers, including Oliver Shindler, John Culpepper, and William Gaziano all medaled in the individual competition last year.
The women’s squad ended the 2018 MFCs in second place, falling just 15 points shy of first place. Emma Von Dadelszen, Sarah Merza, and Camilla Rivano all placed first in their weapon categories last season in the individual competition. All three of these fencers will compete this weekend.
Following this weekend’s event, the Buckeyes head to South Bend, Ind. for the NCAA Regional Qualifiers.
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