FEN: Seven in a Row: Buckeyes Bring Home Midwest Conference Title Again

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COLUMBUS, Ohio For the seventh-consecutive season, the Ohio State fencing team took the top spot at the Midwest Conference Championships in South Bend, Ind., on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The Buckeyes won the title at the expense of the host Fighting Irish, who entered the competition as the No. 1 team in the country.

The men’s competitions led off Sunday, where Ohio State took first place in foil and epee and grabbed second in sabre. The second session of the day saw the Buckeye women’s squad cement the victory by winning both foil and sabre competitions while grabbing third place in epee.

The team title comes a day after the individual competition in which Buckeye fencers John Friend and Andras Horanyi won titles and Ohio State notched nine Top 3 finishes overall.

Ohio State returns to action next Saturday and Sunday at the NCAA Midwest Regional Qualifier at the RPAC in Columbus. The Buckeyes will be aiming to qualify 12 fencers, the maximum number allowed, for the NCAA Championships hosted by Penn State March 22-25.

For more information on the Midwest Conference Championships, visit the fencing page at www.und.com.

Final Team Standings
1st Ohio State (1,310)
2nd Notre Dame (1,290)
3rd Wayne State (1,085)
4th Northwestern (940)
5th Michigan (935)

Final Men’s Standings
1st Ohio State (660)
2nd Notre Dame (645)
3rd Wayne State (530)
4th Northwestern (475)
5th Michigan (465)

Final Women’s Standings
1st Ohio State (650)
2nd Notre Dame (645)
3rd Northwestern (610)
4th Michigan State (510)
5th Chicago (495)

Men’s Foil
1st - Ohio State
2nd Notre Dame
3rd Detroit-Mercy

Women’s Foil
1st Ohio State
2nd Notre Dame
3rd - Northwestern

Men’s Epee
1st Ohio State
2nd Notre Dame
3rd Wayne State

Women’s Epee
1st Notre Dame
2nd - Northwestern
3rd Ohio State

Men’s Sabre
1st Notre Dame
2nd Ohio State
3rd Case Western

Women’s Sabre
1st Ohio State
2nd Notre Dame
3rd - Northwestern

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