COLUMBUS, Ohio Twelve members of the Ohio State fencing team competed last weekend at the North American Cup in Portland, Ore. Buckeye seniors Jason Pryor and Andras Horanyi, along with freshman Margarita Tschomakov, took top finishes at the national competition.
Horanyi had the highest finish of any current Buckeye, taking second in men’s foil. Sophomore Ben Parkins also had a strong performance, finishing 21st in foil. Pryor led the epee team with a ninth place showing, while Igor Tolkachev tied for 39th and Eric Gurnowski finished 71st.
Tschomakov led up the women’s side in sabre, taking a career-best third. Falencia Miller and Emily Cheng were also solid, taking 14th and 20th, respectively. Oksana Dmytruk, a 2009 first-team All-American, was 13th in women’s foil, followed by Allison Henvick, who finished 29th.
Junior Dexter Wilde and freshman Max Stearns competed in men’s sabre, with Wilde finishing 54th and Stearns placing 66th.
Several notable Ohio State alumni had excellent showings at the event, as Jason Rogers (2003-06) took the top spot in men’s sabre and 2008 graduates Siobhan Byrne and Eileen Grench finished eighth and 13th, respectively, in women’s sabre.
The North American Cup (NAC) tournaments are a series of tournaments organized by the US Fencing Association. These tournaments give fencers from across the world the opportunity to fence each other in similar ability/age competitions.
9 - Jason Pryor
T-39 Igor Tolkachev
71 Eric Gurnowski
2 Andras Horanyi
21 Ben Parkins
1st - Jason Rogers (2003-06)
54 Dexter Wilde
66 Max Stearns
13 Oksana Dmytruk
29 Allison Henvick
3 Margarita Tschomakov
8 - Siobhan Byrne (2005-08)
13 - Eileen Grench (2005-08)
14 Falencia Miller
20 Emily Cheng
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