Buckeyes Head To Waltham For NCAA Championships
March 23, 2016



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COLUMBUS, Ohio --
 The Ohio State fencing team travels to Waltham, Mass. to compete in the National Collegiate Fencing Championships hosted by Brandeis University from Mar. 24-27. This year, the Buckeyes qualified eleven of the maximum twelve possible competitors. Women's competition will take place on Thursday and Friday and men's competition will occur on Saturday and Sunday.

BUCKEYE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
Ohio State looks to extend a 14-year streak of finishing in the Top 5 at NCAA Championships. Ohio State has earned three national titles throughout the streak, coming in first place in 2012, 2008, and 2004. The Buckeyes finished in fifth place at last year's NCAA Championships.

ABOUT NCAA FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The competition will follow a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After the round robin, the top-four finishers will compete in 15-touch bouts for the semifinal round. The winners of the semifinal round will fence to determine first and second place, while the non-advancing fencers will tie for third place.

Points earned by each individual student-athlete determine the overall team's place in the championships. A team is awarded one point for each individual victory.

A live feed of the semi-final and final bouts will be available on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN App. The semi-finals and finals, along with other championships highlights will air on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on April 6.

Live results throughout the weekend will be posted here. A recap of each day's competition will be posted on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

REPRESENTING THE SCARLET AND GRAY
MEN'S EPEE

Sophomore Lewis Weiss ended Midwest Regional competition in first place, defending his title from 2015 and earning a bid to the Championships. Weiss will make his second appearance, having finished tied for third last year. Classmate Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger will also make his second appearance at NCAA Championships after a sixth place finish last year. Blais Belanger claimed third place at this year's Midwest Regional.

MEN'S FOIL
Sophomores Stas Sudilovsky and Maximilien Chastanet will reprise their roles as the two selections for the men's foil unit, having finished in seventh and eighth place respectively in 2015. Sudilovsky claimed first place at this year's Midwest Regional and Chastanet finished in fourth.

MEN'S SABRE
Junior Fares Arfa will return to NCAA Championships for a third consecutive year, this time as the Midwest Regional champion. Arfa finished in 13th place in 2015 and ninth place in 2014. Sophomore Hector Florencia will be making his debut at NCAA Championships after claiming fifth place at this year's Midwest Regional.

WOMEN'S EPEE
Junior Eugenia Falqui brings experience from the past two NCAA Championships where she placed eighth in 2015 and 22nd in 2014. Falqui garnered a second place finish at Midwest Regionals. Freshman Emma von Dadelszen is the lone Buckeye rookie to compete this year after earning a fourth place finish at Midwest Regionals.

WOMEN'S FOIL
Juniors Alanna Goldie and Eleanor Harvey bring prior Championship experience to the team. Goldie earned a third place finish in 2015 and in 2014. Harvey participated in the event last year and claimed ninth place. Goldie placed in second at this year's Midwest Regional, with Harvey close behind in third.

WOMEN'S SABRE
Junior Alexa Antipas will compete in NCAA Championships for a second time after placing sixth in 2014. Antipas placed third at Midwest Regionals with a +15 indicator.