September 28, 2019

Thirteen Fencers Earn Medals at OSU Open


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State fencing had an impressive showing at the OSU Open Saturday in French Field House. The Buckeyes placed in each of the men’s and women’s categories coming to a total of 13 medals.

The women’s squad claimed gold in all three disciplines with a convincing hold on sabre and epee. Alexanne Verret and Jessica Thow closed out epee over two fencers from TTUN bumping them to third place and freshman Julieta Toledo had an impressive gold-medal debut.

The men’s squad placed two fencers in each discipline, including freshmen Stephen Chou and James Flanagan.


Ohio State Top 3 Results

Women’s Sabre

First Julieta Toledo

Third Aleksandra Kolmykova

Third Stephanie Miller

Women’s Epee

First Alexanne Verret

Second Jessica Thow

Women’s Foil

First Gabriela Cecchini

Men’s Sabre

Second Stephen Chou

Third Shanvanth Arnipalli

Men’s Epee

Second Matthew Comes

Third John Culpepper

Men’s Foil

Third Liam Smith

Third James Flanagan

Thoughts from the Coach Donald Anthony Jr.

“Our women really did us proud taking all three gold medals. Our men fought a very valiant battle. However, Wayne State came in with some fencers we weren’t expecting to see. We just have a little bit of work to do so we’re ready for them next time.”



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