Buckeyes Compete at January Division I NAC

Jan. 22, 2014

Virginia Beach, Va.-Buckeye fencers wrapped up competition at the January NAC in Virginia Beach, Va., on Jan. 20.

Of the 23 fencers that competed, six earned a finish in the Top-25 of their event. Junior Celina Merza earned the highest-ranking Buckeye finish, 12, in women’s sabre.  Fellow sabreist Alexa Antipas and foilist Mona Shaito added two more Top-25 finishes for the women’s unit, 17 and 23 respectively.

For the men’s unit, one fencer from each weapon contributed a Top-25 finish— Kristian Boyadzhiev, 16, for men’s epee, Zain Shaito, 19T, for men’s foil, and Rhys Douglas, 25, for men’s sabre.

The Buckeye fencing squad returns to the strips on a two-day trip to New York to compete in the St. John’s Duals, Jan. 25, and NYU Duals, Jan. 26. 

Men’s Epee
Kristian Boyadzhiev 16
Ryan Tomlinson 71
Iñaki de Guzman 74
Matt Bogard 109
Shawn Marshman 112T
Joe Guinan 127
Alec Walker 136T



Men’s Foil
Zain Shaito 19T
Chris Colley 47
Andrew McDonald 93
Michael Hastings-Grgas 108
John Vivian 171

Men’s Sabre
Rhys Douglas 25
Alistair Delchamps 33
Nitikorn Dornjandaeng 83T
Andy Choi 103
Ben Theeman 118T

Women’s Foil
Mona Shaito 23
Kyjah Coryat 42
Mai Shaito 71

Women’s Sabre
Celina Merza 12
Alexa Antipas 17
Kimberly Young 36