Canevari Earns Individual National Champion Title in Men's Epee
March 22, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – During the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships in San Antonio, Texas, senior Marco Canevari advanced to the championships bouts and defeated Jonathan Yergler of Princeton to bring home the individual title for the Buckeyes. The Scarlet and Gray improved to fifth place on Friday from their seventh place ranking after Thursday’s rounds.
Canevari, who made his fourth appearance at the championships, set himself up for a run in the semifinals bouts by finishing the pool rounds in fourth place. In the semifinals, he defeated Peregrine Badger of Harvard 11-9 and moved to the championships bouts to face Yergler.
At the 2012 NCAA Championships, Canevari tied for third place after falling to eventual champion Yergler 15-10. This year, the Milano, Italy native defeated Yergler, the 2012 national champion, 15 touches to nine to garner the individual national champion title in men’s epee.
Daniel Tafoya, the other Buckeye epeeist competing, recorded a seventh-place finish and notched 14 victories and 96 touches.
In men’s foil, Zain Shaito, the 2012 national champion, fell to sixth place after the pool rounds. Shaito recorded 100 touches overall, the event’s fifth best score. Chris Colley improved from his 18th-place finish yesterday to end the competition in 12th place.
Max Stearns, Ohio State’s veteran in sabre, finished sixth overall at the NCAAs with 15 victories, 97 touches, and a +21 indicator.
Overall, Ohio State ends the second day of competition with 70 victories, slating them in fifth place behind Harvard, Notre Dame and Princeton with Penn State sitting at the top with a total 94 victories.
Women’s competition begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with rounds 1-3 of all weapons at the Freeman Coliseum.
2013 NCAA Championships