Ohio State in Seventh Place After One Day of Competition at NCAA Championships
March 21, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State fencing team is in seventh place after the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Competition Thursday consisted of rounds 1-3 in all three men’s weapon categories: foil, epee, sabre. Overall, the Scarlet and Gray earned a combined 42 victories.
Zain Shaito (foil) and Max Stearns (sabre) lead the Buckeyes with 65 touches each after the three initial rounds. Both student-athletes finished sixth on the day in their respective categories. Shaito won 10 of his total fifteen bouts, while Stearns recorded nine victories overall. Shaito will head into day two of competition with a strong +28 indicator.
Chris Colley, the other Buckeye foilist competing in San Antonio, notched six wins and 47 touches.
In epee, Marco Canevari earned nine points for the Buckeyes through his nine victories. His 57 touches scored over 51 touches received give him a +6 indicator.
Daniel Tafoya scored one more touch (58) than teammate Canevari, but only secured eight victories bringing him to 11th place in men’s epee.
Rounds 4-5 of all men’s weapon categories will take place Friday with the foil bouts beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET. The men’s semifinals and championships bouts will begin once all pool rounds are complete. Additionally, ESPN3 will stream the men’s late bouts and finals beginning at 2:45 p.m. ET Friday and will re-air on ESPNU along with the women’s finals at 8 p.m. April 2 in an hour-and-a-half special.
2013 NCAA Championships
Through three (of five) pool rounds
6- Zain Shaito
18- Chris Colley
6- Max Stearns