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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State fencing team prepares for the 2017 NCAA Championships, coming off its first place finish at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships. The No. 1 ranked men’s team and no. 7 ranked women’s team qualified 11 fencers for this year’s championships and look to improve on their second place finish in 2016. Nine fencers from the runner-up team return to action, including individual foil champions Maximilien Chastanet and Eleanor Harvey.
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“It was definitely a heartbreak, realizing that we came so close with that one less person. With the small team we had, we could’ve done it. It definitely gave us a new perspective on the fact that you don’t need 12 to win.” ---- Emma von Dadelszen, sophomore women’s epee