1969 Big Ten Championship Fencing Team to be Recognized at Football Game This Weekend

Oct. 27, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio- The 1969 Big Ten Championship fencing team will be recognized for their accomplishments at the football game vs. Illinois, this Saturday. Prior to the game, a reunion will be held for alumni before the game, including a meet and greet with the 1969 team and Coach Simonian.

 

The reunion will begin at 10a.m. with a meet and greet at Steelwood Athletic Training facility followed by a luncheon and program at the Ohio Union starting at 1 p.m. Those in attendance without a ticket for the football game are invited to a watch party held at Easy Living Deli. The event is open to all fencing alumni.

 


 

 

The fencing team entered the 1969 Big Ten Championships with an 11-4 record. The Buckeyes claimed their first team title in 20 years, highlighted by individual titles from Bob McCance, foil, and Dave Nauman, epee. Captain Scott Spears took second in epee, while Roland Koch earned second in foil. After a four-way tie that led to a fence-off, Ken Mitchell and Steve Broidy took third and fourth place in sabre, respectively. The Scarlet and Gray tallied 43 points to claim the title, 16 more than the runner-up Illinois.

 

1969 Fencing Roster:

Benjamin Berry

Sabre

Dallas Blevins

Foil

*Steve Broidy

Epee

David Clauss

Sabre

Ronald Herman

Sabre

Erwin Howell

Foil

Joseph Kaspar

Sabre

David Kaufman

Foil

Mark Keller

Foil

*Roland Koch

Foil

*Bob McCance

Foil

*Ken Mitchell

Sabre

Dave Nauman

Epee

James Nold

Epee

John Rice

Epee

*Dan Sandman

Epee

John Seich

Epee

Dan Siminski

Sabre

Jeffrey Slawson

Sabre

Jeffrey Smith

Foil

Scott Spears

Epee

James Vance

Epee

*David White

Foil

*Gene Worth

Sabre

Charles Simonian

Head Coach

 

* indicates letterwinner