COLUMBUS, Ohio - A total of 14 Buckeye fencers participated in the North American Cup last weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa. Senior Julia Tikhonova and junior Ben Parkins were among the top competitors in their weapon categories.
Tikhonova was the best for the Buckeyes, finishing eighth in women's epee. The Scarlet and Gray had strong showings in women's sabre, with two fencers finishing in the Top 20. Emily Cheng and Alison Miller finished at 18 and 19, respectively, in sabre. Oksana Dmytruk took 12th in women's foil, while Allison Henvick finished 44th.
On the men's side, Parkins led the Buckeyes with a 21st finish in foil, his second-consecutive finish at the 21 spot in the event. Joining him in foil was Joe Streb at No. 88.
Men's epee had the most Buckeye participants, with a total of five fencers. At the top for the Buckeyes was Dylan Walrond, finishing tied for 89th. Alexander Delaney also tied for position, at 99th. The final three were Daniel Tafoya at 103rd, Trevor Pedersen at 113th and William Woods at 185th.
Robert Douville was the lone men's sabre competitor, with a 57th place finish.
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.
T-89 - Dylan Walrond
T-99 - Alexander Delaney
103 - Daniel Tafoya
113 - Trevor Pedersen
21 - Ben Parkins
88 - Joe Streb
57 - Robert Douville
8 - Julia Tikhonova
12 - Oksana Dmytruk
44 - Allison Henvick
18 - Emily Cheng
19 - Alison Miller
30 - Margarita Tschomakova
Buckeyes Total 27 All-Conference Honors
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