April 18, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Eight members of the 2006-07 Ohio State fencing team currently ranked in the nation, according to the recently released USFA point standings at usfencing.com.
Sophomore Andras Horanyi, fresh off his first individual national championship, retained the first overall spot in senior men's foil. Horanyi's national championship, the eighth individual national title in OSU fencing history, came on the heels of former Buckeye standout Boaz Ellis, who had won the previous three foil titles.
Also placing in the Top 10 for the Buckeyes was freshman Lindsay Knauer, who is ranked seventh nationally in the senior women's foil. Knauer is also ranked in the junior circuit, placing fifth.
Midwest Conference champion Mikhail Momtselidze is 10th in senior men's sabre, up one spot from 11th in the previous rankings. On the women's side, junior Eileen Grench rounded out the Top 10 for the Buckeyes, placing 10th in senior women's sabre.
Other notable rankings were turned in by seniors Christian Rivera and Jason Paul. Rivera placed 14th in senior men's epee while Paul checked in at 24th nationally in senior men's sabre. Senior Kaela Brendler was also ranked, placing 42nd in senior women's epee. Freshman Sean Harder rounded out the national rankings for Ohio State, placing 32nd in senior men's epee. Former Buckeye fencers Jason Rogers, Adam Crompton and Hanna Thompson are also ranked nationally. Rogers placed fourth and Crompton ranked eighth in senior men's sabre, while Thompson is second in senior women's foil.
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