March 10, 2020

Twelve Buckeyes Punch NCAA Ticket

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COLUMBUS, Ohio –  The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Committee announced the 144 fencers selected to compete at the 2020 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships. The Buckeyes qualified 12 fencers to compete: two athletes in each weapon category. Ohio State was one of only three schools to qualify the maximum number of competitors.

The event will be hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy and the Detroit Sports Commission at the TCF Center March 19-22.

Competition will start with five-touch round-robin bouts. The Top 4 finishers of the round-robins will advance to 15-touch semifinal bouts; winners of these bouts will face-off for first and second, with those who do not advance tying for third.

The team standings will be determined by points earned by individual fencers. Schools will receive one point per round-robin win.

Women's SabreWomen's FoilWomen's EpeeMen's SabreMen's FoilMen's Epee
Sarah Merza Camilla Rivano Alexanne Verret Domenik Koch Diego Cervantes Bence Bende
Julieta Toledo Gabriela Cecchini Monteserrat Viveros Roscoe Swartz Nathan Wriedt Henry Lange

FROM COACH DONALD ANTHONY JR. 

“It has been a number of years since Ohio State fencing has qualified 12 fencers to the NCAA Championships. I am very proud of the team for this accomplishment. Now, we are focused on our next goal of performing our best in Detroit in a little over a week.”

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The Buckeyes take the strips for the final time this season at the 2020 NCAA Championships in Detroit, Mich., March 19-22.