March 23, 2012
Attention Buckeye Nation! Looking for more ways to stay up-to-date with the latest Ohio State happenings? Check this out! Every Friday, OhioStateBuckeyes.com features one of the many Ohio State athletic Twitter accounts to follow. We are once again switching gears and turning our focus on Facebook as the Ohio State fencing team hosts the 2012 NCAA Fencing Championships at French Field House this weekend: facebook.com/OhioStateFencing
The Buckeyes look to win their fourth team championship this weekend as the squad is one of five teams to qualify the maximum 12 fencers. Ohio State has finished in the Top 5 at the event each year of the past decade, including championships in 2004 and 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2005.
The tournament opened Thursday with the women’s competition and Ohio State finished the day tied for first with Notre Dame and Penn State. The women conclude their portion of the championships tonight and the men’s bouts begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and run through Sunday evening.
Live stats are available at http://www.prisedefer.com/NCAA. The championships are also broadcast live on ESPN3.com and ESPN will air a one-hour highlight special on ESPNU following the conclusion of the event.
Ohio State Fencing in 140 characters…
Head coach Vladimir Nazlymov…12 fencers qualified for national meet…3-time national champion…NCAA Championships held at French Field House