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Midwest Fencing Conference Championships Schedule & Seeds (March 6-7, 2010)

MIDWEST FENCING CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (at Notre Dame)
Individual Event – Saturday, March 6, 2010
8:00 a.m. – men's epee and women's foil pools 
9:30 a.m. – women's sabre pools begin ... men's epee and women's foil DE
10:45 a.m. – women's sabre DE
12:30 p.m. – men's epee, women's foil & women's sabre finals 
1:00 p.m. – women's epee and men's foil pools
2:30 p.m. – men's sabre pools ... women's epee and men's foil DE
3:45 p.m. – men's sabre DE
5:30 p.m. – women's epee, men's foil and men's sabre finals

Team Event – Saturday, March 6, 2010
8:00 a.m. – men's epee, women's foil, and women's sabre
11:30 a.m. – finals for men's epee, women's foil and women's sabre
12:00 noon – women's epee, men's foil and men's sabre
3:30 p.m. – finals for women's epee, men's foil and men's sabre


MFC INDIVIDUAL TOP-10 SEEDS  (team seeds TBA)
Men's Foil  (field of 74)
1. Enzo Castellani  (Notre Dame)
2. Gerek Meninhardt  (ND)
3. Ben Parkins  (Ohio State)
4. Colin Sutter  (OSU)
5. Reggie Bentley  (ND)
6. Liran Gross  (Cleveland State)
7. Zach Schirtz  (ND)
8. Steve Kubik  (ND)
9. Michael Purdy-Sachs  (Detroit)
10. Nicholas Crebs  (ND)

Men's Epee  (field of 81)
1. Ognien Vesic  (OSU)
2. Igor
Tolkachev  (OSU)
3. Marco
Canevari  (OSU)
4. James
Kaull  (ND)
5. Greg
Schoolcraft  (ND)
6. Trevor
Pedersen  (OSU)
7. Slava
Zingerman  (Wayne State)
8. Jacob
Osborne  (ND)
9. Andrew
Seroff  (ND)
10. Daniel
Tafoya  (OSU)

Men's Sabre (field of 78)
1. Jason Choy  (ND)
2. Avery
Zuck  (ND)
3. Bryan
Cheney  (OSU)
4. Barron
Nydam  (ND)
5. Max
Stearns  (OSU)
6. Michael
Douville  (OSU)
7. Jakub
Gibczynski  (WSU)
8. Marcel
Frenkel  (ND)
9. Dexter
Wilde  (OSU)
10. Keith
Feldman  (ND)

Women's Foil  (field of 69)
1. Oksana Dmytruk  (OSU)
2. Hayler
Reese  (ND)
3. Dayana
Sarkisova  (Northwestern)
4. Devynn
Patterson  (NW)
5. Radmilla
Sarkisova  (ND)
6. Camllle
Provencal-Dayle  (NW)
7. Allison
Henvick  (OSU)
8. Lindsay
Knauer  (OSU)
9. Grace
Hartman  (ND)
10. Olivia
Dobbs  (WSU)

Women's Epee  (field of 62)
1. Courtney Hurley  (ND)
2. Kelley
Hurley  (ND
3. Julia
Tikhonova  (OSU)
4. Christa
French  (NW)
5.  Kayley
French  (NW)
6. Tasha
Domashovetz  (OSU)
7. Katie
Cavanaugh  (NU)
8. Sally
Witt  (WSU)
9. Karalee
Collins  (NW)
10. Diane
Zielinski  (ND)

Women's Sabre  (field of 64)
1. Sarah Borrmann  (ND)
2. Allison
Miller  (OSU)
3. Eileen
Hassett  (ND)
4. Margarita
Tschomakova  (OSU)
5. Abigail
Nichols  (ND)
6. Lydia
Lanni  (WSU)
7. Alicic
Gurrieri  (NW)
8. Falencia
Miller  (OSU)
9. Beatriz
Almeida  (ND)
10. Emily
Cheng  (OSU)

EWFC Championships Wrapup

The seven-team Eastern Women's Fencing Conference (EWFC) recently held its team and individual championship events, with Johns Hopkins squeaking out the team title while two JHU fencers (foilist Marion Trumbull and epeeist Lauren Chinn) won EWFC individual titles (as did Hunter sabreist Stella Shilfin). More team weapon scores will be added to these results (as available) and an EWFC overview release (with more individual and bout details) also will be posted on the CF360, time permitting.


EASTERN WOMEN'S FENCING CONFERENCE

Individual Championships  (Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 ... at Steven Tech)


Women's Foil

16-1 – Marion Trumball  (Johns Hopkins)

14-3 – Jessica Wang  (CCNY)

13-4 – Danielle Bisson  (Stevens Tech) 

13-4 – Colleen Stone  (Johns Hopkins)

13-4 – Alexandra Lyons  (Stevens Tech)

12-5 – Karyn Czapnik  (CCNY)


Women's Epee

15-1 – Lauren Chinn  (Johns Hopkins) 

15-1 – Emma Buckingham  (Haverford) 

14-2 – Briana Nieradka  (Stevens Tech) 

13-3 – Katie Galpin  (Drew)

11-5 – Allison Walters  (Drew) 

Ivy League Round-Robin - Final Results (part-2; Feb. 28)

The #4-ranked Princeton men (5-0) and women (6-0) both went undefeated during the two-part Ivy League Round-Robin Championships (Feb. 21 at Cornell; Feb. 28 at Penn), giving the Tigers fencing program its first Ivy League title (for either gender) since 2001. Sixth-ranked Harvard and #7 Penn tied for second in the men's standings (3-2), although Penn won the head-to-head matchup (15-12). The #5 Columbia women (5-1) defeated #10 Penn in the final round (16-11) to finish as the women's runner-up for the second straight year.

CF360 is in the process of compiling a complete and detailed recap of the two-part Ivy League competition – with the analysis to include listing of the top individual finishers, top weapon groups, pivotal bouts, photos, quotes, etc.

(Note: Columbia's results again were skewed due to World Cup absences, particularly on the men's side, as the All-America trio of men's foilist Kurt Getz, men's epeeist Dwight Smith and women's foilist Nicole Ross all did not compete in Sunday's Ivy League Championships. Columbia's men's team, also beset by injuries and illness, again had to juggle its lineup and ended up shifting two fencers to secondary weapons).

Ivy League Round-Robin Schedule (2/28/10)

The annual Ivy League Round-Robin Championships conclude on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the University of Pennsylvania's Hutchinson Gymnasium. Princeton will enter the day leading the six-team men's competition (3-0, in Feb. 21 bouting at Cornell), followed by Yale (2-2), Harvard (1-1), Brown (1-1), Penn (1-2) and Columbia (0-2). Each men's team will end up with five total round-robin matches, meaning that the Yale men will fence only once on Sunday while some men's teams will bout in all three rounds.


Princeton also enters Sunday tied with Columbia atop the women's standings (3-0), followed by Penn (3-1), Harvard (2-1), Brown (1-2), Cornell (1-3) and Yale.

Here is Sunday's schedule:

IVY LEAGUE ROUND-ROBIN SCHEDULE (part-2)
(Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 ... at Univ. of Pennsylvania's Hutchinson Gymnasium)


Round 5 – 11:00 a.m.
Princeton (#4 men/#4 women) vs. Columbia (#8 men/#5 women)
Harvard (#6 men/#9 women) vs. Brown
Cornell women vs. Yale
bye – Penn (#7 men/#10 women)

Round 6 – 1:15 p.m.
Princeton vs. Cornell (women)
Columbia vs. Harvard
Penn vs. Brown
bye – Yale

Round 7 – 3:00 p.m.
Princeton vs. Harvard
Columbia vs. Penn
Yale vs. Brown
bye – Cornell

Temple Invitational Results (2/27/10)

Temple Invitational (Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010)


MEN'S RESULTS

#2 Penn State  (2-0 ... 32-22 ... MF 14-4 ... ME 8-10 ... MS 10-8)
#2 Penn State def. #5 St. John's, 16-11  (MF 8-1 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Penn State def. #9 Duke, 16-11  (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)

#5 St. John's  (1-1 ... 27-27 ... MF 7-11 ... ME 11-7 ... MS 9-9)
#5 St. John's def. #9 Duke, 16-11  (MF 8-1 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 5-4)

#9 Duke  (0-2 ... 22-32 ... MF 4-14 ... ME 10-8 ... MS 8-10)

WOMEN'S RESULTS

#2 Penn State  (3-0 ... 49-32 ... WF 11-16 ... WE 23-4 ... WS 15-12)
#2 Penn State def. #6 St. John's, 17-10  (WF 4-5 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 6-3)
# 2 Penn State def. #8 Temple, 14-13  (WF 3-6 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 4-5)
#2 Penn State def. Duke, 18-9  (WF 4-5 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 5-4)


#6 St. John's  (1-2 ... 41-40 ... WF 16-11 ... WE 11-16 ... WS 14-13)
#6 St. John's def. #8 Temple, 18-9  (WF 6-3 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 6-3)
Duke def. #6 St. John's, 14-13  (WF 4-5 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 4-5)

#8 Temple  (1-2 ... 40-41 ... WF 14-13 ... WE 12-15 ... WS 14-13)
#8 Temple def. Duke, 18-9  (WF 5-4 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 6-3)

Duke  (1-2 ... 32-49 ... WF 13-14 ... WE 8-19 ... WS 11-16)

Temple Invitational Schedule (Feb. 27, 2010)

TEMPLE INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE
(Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010)

Round 1  (10:00 a.m.)
#2 Penn State women vs. #8 Temple
#6 St. John's women vs. Duke
#2 Penn State men vs. #5 St. John's

Round 2  (11:30 a.m.)
#2 Penn State women vs. #6 St. John's
#8 Temple women vs. Duke
#2 Penn State men vs. #9 Duke

Round 3  (1:00 p.m.)
#2 Penn State women vs. Duke
#6 St. John's women vs. #8 Temple
#5 St. John's men vs. #9 Duke

Ivy League Round-Robin Results (part-1; Feb. 21)

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)

ITHACA, N.Y. (2/21/10) – The Princeton fencing teams (both ranked 4th nationally) went 3-0 in Sunday's first round of Ivy League round-robin dual meets, held at Cornell's Newman Arena, with the championship set to conclude next week at the University of Pennsylvania (Feb. 28).

The Princeton men picked up a key victory over in-state rival and #7 Penn (18-9), adding a 17-10 victory over Brown and a thrilling 14-13 comeback vs. Yale. The Tigers men will face #6 Harvard (1-1) and #8 Columbia (0-2) next week, with Princeton needing only a win over the Crimson to clinch the Ivy League title (Penn is 1-2, Yale 2-2 and Brown 1-1).


The Princeton women (18-8 win vs. #7 Penn; 17-10 vs. Yale and Brown) are tied with #5 Columbia atop the women's standings, with their meeting next weekend likely to decide the title. The Penn women (3-1) still could surge to the title next weekend, with their own key matchup versus Columbia still to be contested. Harvard (2-1) also remains in the running for the Ivy League women's title – as the Crimson could make a move next weekend in their matches vs. Princeton and Columbia.

Freshman women's foilist Brianna Martin led all Princeton fencers with an 8-0 record, while junior men's epeeist Graham Wicas (3rd at '08 NCAAs; 2nd in '09) went 7-1 along with a forfeited victory (due to a black-card violation by Penn's Jacob Wischnia). Three different Princeton weapon units – men's epee, women's epee and women's foil – turned in dominating 22-5 records, with other top fencers from those weapons including: sophomore men's epeeist Mike Elfassy (5-2), freshman men's epeeist Jonathan Yergler (5-1), sophomore women's foilist Lucile Jarry (6-1) and the talented young women's epee trio comprised of sophomore All-American Susannah Scanlan (7-2) along with freshmen Phoebe Caldwell (8-1) and Hannah Safford (7-2).

The Columbia women (21-6 vs. Cornell and Yale; 23-4 vs. Brown) were paced by the event's two most dominant weapon groups (men or women) – as the Lions women's sabreists went 24-3 and the epeeists 23-4. Columbia's top two women's foilists, senior three-time All-American Nicole Ross (8-1) and freshman D'Meca Homer (7-2), combined to go 15-3 while three of their teammates were unbeaten: the two-time All-America sabre duo of junior Jackie Jacobson (7-0) and senior Daria Schneider (6-0), and sophomore All-America epeeist Neely Branfield-Harvey (9-0). Freshman epeeist  Lydia Kopecky (8-1) and sophomore sabreist Sammy Roberts (6-1) each lost only one bout spanning the three matches.

The Penn women will be in contention when action moves to their home facility Hutchinson Gym next week – thanks to a balanced performance from the Quaker weapon units (20 wins in foil and sabre, 18 in epee). Sophomore All-American Domica Franciszkowicz won 10 of her 12 sabre bouts, while three other Penn women – sophomore foilist Laura Paragano, freshman epeeist Amrit Bhinder and junior All-America sabreist Danielle Kamis – chipped in with 8-4 records.

Note – Two All-America fencers did not compete in today's Ivy League event, as Columbia senior men's foilist Kurt Getz was returning from a World Cup event in Venice, Italy, while Penn senior men's sabreist Andrew Bielen was sidelined due to injury.

Ivy League Championships Schedule (part-1; Feb. 21)

Ivy League 2010 Round-Robin Championships  (Part-I)
(Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 ... at Cornell; Ithaca, N.Y.)

Round 1 – 11:00 a.m.
Penn vs. Harvard ... Columbia vs. Yale ... Cornell vs. Brown (women)   bye – Princeton

Round 2 – 1:15 p.m.
Princeton vs. Penn ...  Yale vs. Harvard ... Columbia vs. Cornell (women)   bye – Brown

Round 3 – 3:00 p.m.
Brown vs. Princeton ... Yale vs. Penn ... Harvard vs. Cornell   bye – Columbia

Round 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Yale vs. Princeton ... Brown vs. Columbia ... Cornell vs. Penn   bye – Harvard

Notre Dame Teams Move Atop 2010 USFCA College Fencing Poll (#2; Feb. 18)

RELEASE: Feb. 18, 2010             CONTACT: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)
Notre Dame Teams Back on Top of USFCA College Fencing Poll

Note – see the RANKINGS tab for the USFCA poll archive.

The undefeated Notre Dame fencing teams have returned to the top spots in the respective men's and women's national rankings, as announced by the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association and CF360 (full polls listed below).

The Notre Dame men – who wrapped up the 2010 regular season with a 33-0 record in dual meets (24-0 vs. varsity squads) – racked up 11 wins over teams ranked in the first 2010 USFCA top-10 poll: #1 Penn State, #3 Ohio State (twice), #4 Princeton, #5 Columbia (2), #7 Harvard, #8 St. John's (2), #9 Yale and #10 Duke. The ND women (35-0; 27-0 vs. varsity teams) similarly had an impressive run of wins over top-10 teams, with 13 victories over teams currently or previously ranked among the top-10 (numbers are previous ranking, unless note): #1 Penn State, #3 Harvard, #4 Columbia (2), #5 Northwestern (2), #6 Ohio State (2), #7 Temple, #9 Princeton and #10 Yale – plus two wins over current #6 St. John's.

The Penn State men and women each dropped a spot to #2 in the poll, while the Ohio State men remained #3 and the Princeton men #4. Princeton joins ND and PSU as the only schools with both its men and women ranked in the top-5 (the Tiger women have surged from 9th to 4th in the latest rankings).

The St. John's men climbed three spots (8th to 5th) and the Harvard men bumped up a spot to 6th, with fellow Ivy League teams Pennsylvania (6th to 7th) and Columbia (5th to 8th) dropping down in the poll. Duke inched up from 10th to 9th while Air Force – led by the All-America epee due of senior
Peter French and junior Daniel Trapani – has entered the top-10 in the 10th spot (previous #9 Yale dropped out of the men's poll).

In addition to Princeton, two other women's teams made noteworthy jumps in the poll – as Northwestern now sits in the #3 spot while the previously-unranked St. John's women now are slotted 6th. The Harvard women (#3 to #9) took the biggest tumble in the poll, with one-spot drops by Columbia-Barnard (now 5th), Ohio State (7th) and Temple (8th), along with the Penn women slipping from 8th to 10th and the  #10 Yale women falling out of the poll.

Noteworthy results (other than the key ND wins noted above) that may have affected movement in the polls are as follows: 

• St. John's men def. Ohio State, Columbia (twice) and Harvard
• Harvard men def. Ohio State and Columbia
• Duke men def. Penn State
• Air Force men def. Duke
• Northwestern women def. Columbia
• Ohio State women def. Harvard and Northwestern
• St. John's women def. Penn State, Harvard, Columbia and Ohio State (twice)
• Columbia women def. Penn State and Harvard
• Princeton women def. Northwestern, Ohio State and Temple
• Brandeis women def. Penn
• UC San Diego women def. Temple

Princeton's ascent into top-5 status has been led by All-Americans such as junior men's epeeist
Graham Wicas ('09 NCAA runner-up), sophomore men's foilist Alex Mills and sophomore women's epeeist Susannah Scanlan. The Tigers also have received a boost from senior men's sabreist Thomas Abend and the sophomore women's foil duo of Andrea Oliva ('09 NCAA entrant) and Rocky Rothenberg, along with clutch performances from freshman newcomers Jonathan Yergler (men's epee), Eliza Stone (women's sabre) and Hannah Safford (women's epee).

The St. John's women have entered the national top-10 thanks to strong showings by senior All-Americans
Dagmara Wozniak (sabre) and Tanya Novakovska (epee), while reloading its roster with several European imports – most notably foilist Evgeniya Kirpicheva (Ufa, Russia) and epeeist Sanne Gans (Karlskrona, Sweden).   

2010 USFCA College Fencing Coaches Poll  (poll #2; Feb. 18)

MEN (previous rank)
1. Notre Dame  (2)
2. Penn State  (1)
3. Ohio State  (3)
4. Princeton  (4)
5. St. John's  (8)
6. Harvard  (7)
7. Pennsylvania  (6)
8. Columbia  (5)
9. Duke  (10)
10. Air Force  (–)
Others receiving votes: NYU, Yale, North Carolina, Stanford, UC San Diego, Sacred Heart, Wayne State and Brown.


2010 USFCA College Fencing Coaches Poll  (poll #2; Feb. 18)

WOMEN (previous rank)
1. Notre Dame  (2)
2. Penn State  (1)
3. Northwestern  (5)
4. Princeton  (9)
5. Columbia-Barnard  (4)
6. St. John's  (–)
7. Ohio State  (6)
8. Temple  (7)
9. Harvard  (3)
10. Pennsylvania  (8)
Others receiving votes: Duke, Yale, UC San Diego, North Carolina, Cornell, Brandeis, NYU, Brown and Stanford

National College Fencers of the Week (Feb. 1-7, 2010)

CLICK HERE or on AWARDS tab for link to full release (includes headshots of all 10 fencers, with fencer details and action shots being added, time permitting).

RELEASE: Feb. 9, 2010                          CONTACT: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)

National College Fencers of the Week  (Feb. 1-7, 2010)

presented by CollegeFencing360.com

DANIEL TRAPANI  (men's epee ... Air Force ... Jr. ... Houston, TX)

Went 12-0 at the Duke Duals, with sweep of Penn State (including '09 NCAA foil champ
Nick Chinman and '09 NCAA epee entrant Max Dettlinger), other key wins vs. Duke's Jonathan
Parker ('09 NCAA entrant) & UNC newcomer Thomas LeGuillou ('09 PennSt Open champ) 

BECCA WARD  (women's sabre ... Duke ... So. ... Portland, OR)

Continued dominating season (60-1; 113-3 career record in college reg.-season bouts) by going
12-0 at Duke Duals (beat club teammate/Penn St. All-American Caity Thompson)


Honorable Mention Fencers of the Week

KERI BYERTS  (women's epee ... Penn State ... Sr. ... Webster, NH)

All-America veteran who went 11-1 at Duke Duals (only loss came vs. Emily D'Agostino)

EMILY D'AGOSTINO  (women's epee ... Duke ... Fr. ... Portland, OR)
Impressive rookie went 11-1 at Duke Duals (beat Byerts and '09 NCAA champion Anastasia Ferdman; only loss came vs. Air Force 2009 NCAA entrant Simone Barrette)

KELLEY HURLEY  (women's epee ... Notre Dame ... Sr. ... San Antonio, TX)
Swept regional rivals from Northwestern en route to 27-0 day at ND Duals (62 straight wins)

TRISTAN JONES  (men's epee ... Duke ... So. ... Andover, NH)
Provided key sweep of Penn State to help Blue Devils men upset #1-ranked Nittany Lions

JARED REBOER  (men's foil ... Sacred Heart ... Fr. ... Coeyman's Hollow, NY)
Swept Columbia (beat All-American Kurt Getz) and NYU, then went 12-1 to help win NEIFC title

ANDREW STANCO  (men's epee ... NYU ... Sr. ... Princeton, NJ)
Went 3-0 to lead upset of #5 Columbia (win over All-American Dwight Smith)

CAITY THOMPSON  (women's sabre ... Pen State ... 5th-Yr. Sr. ... Portland, OR)
Her only loss at Duke Duals (11-1) came vs. Olympian and '09 NCAA champ Becca Ward 

KEVIN ZEICHMANN  (men's sabre ... North Carolina ... Jr. ... Charlotte, NC)
Swept Penn State (including top-3 starter Bobby Thompson) during 11-1 day at Duke Duals

Note – full release (with additional season/career bio. info., headshots and action photos) will be added to this basic info. and posted via the AWARDS tab)

Notre Dame Duals - men's results (2010)

Notre Dame Duals – Men's Results (2010)

(Notre Dame, Ind.; Joyce Center Arena ... Sun., Feb. 7, 2010)


note that the majority of the men's teams listed below – Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin – are non-varsity club programs (individual bout results vs. fencers from those teams do not factor into qualification/seeding for NCAA Regional purposes)

#2 Notre Dame def. Lawrence, 25-2 (MF 8-1 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 9-0) #2 Notre Dame def. Cleveland State, 26-1 (MF 8-1 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 9-0) #2 Notre Dame def. Detroit, 24-3 (MF 9-0 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 7-2) #2 Notre Dame def. Michigan, 24-3 (MF 8-1 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 8-1) #2 Notre Dame def. Northwestern, 25-2 (MF 9-0 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 7-2) #2 Notre Dame def. Wisconsin, 22-5 (MF 9-0 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 8-1) #2 Notre Dame def. Michigan State, 25-2 (MF 9-0 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 8-1) #2 Notre Dame def. Illinois, 24-3 (MF 6-3 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 9-0) #2 Notre Dame def. Chicago, 25-2 (MF 8-1 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 8-1) #2 Notre Dame def. Indiana, 19-8 (MF 8-1 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4) #2 Notre Dame def. Purdue, 25-2 (MF 8-1 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 8-1)
Wayne State def. Lawrence, 20-7 (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 8-1) Wayne State def. Cleveland State, 14-13 (MF 3-6 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 9-0) Wayne State def. Detroit, 19-8 (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 7-2) Wayne State def. Illinois, 19-8 (MF 4-5 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 7-2) Wayne State def. Indiana, 21-6 (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 9-0 Wayne State def. Purdue, 23-4 (MF 8-1 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 8-1) Wayne State def. Wisconsin, 17-10 (MF 9-0 ... ME 1-8 ... MS 7-2) Wayne State def. Chicago, 23-4 (MF 7-2 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 8-1)
Lawrence def. Cleveland State 14-13 (MF 3-6 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 9-0) Lawrence def. Detroit 14-13 (MF 4-5 ... ME 8-1 ... MS: 2-7) Lawrence def. Illinois 17-10 (MF 3-6 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 6-3) Purdue def. Lawrence, 20-7 (MF 8-1 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2) Chicago def. Lawrence, 17-10 (MF 7-2 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3) Michigan def. Lawrence, 19-8 (MF 7-2 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 4-5) Northwestern def. Lawrence, 20-7 (MF 4-5 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 7-2) Cleveland State def. Detroit, 14-13 (MF 5-4 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 1-8) Cleveland State def. Purdue, 14-13 (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 1-8) Chicago def. Cleveland State, 14-13 (MF 4-5 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 7-2) Wisconsin def. Cleveland State, 16-11 (MF 1-8 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 8-1) Northwestern def. Cleveland State, 16-11 (MF 3-6 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 7-2)
Wisconsin def. Detroit, 14-13 (MF 1-8 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 4-5) Chicago def. Detroit, 14-13 (MF 3-6 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5) Illinois def. Detroit, 15-12 (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 3-6) Indiana def. Detroit, 14-13 (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 2-7)
Michigan def. Northwestern, 14-13 (MF 7-2 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 3-6) Michigan def. Illinois, 15-12 (MF 3-6 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 4-5) Michigan def. Indiana, 19-8 (MF 9-0 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 4-5) Michigan def. Purdue, 14-13 (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 3-6) Michigan def. Michigan State, 17-10 (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4) Michigan def. Chicago, 17-10 (MF 5-4 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 3-6)
Michigan State def. Northwestern, 15-12 (MF 8-1 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 5-4) Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 15-12 (MF 9-0 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 4-5) Michigan State def. Illinois, 17-10 (MF 4-5 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 4-5) Michigan State def. Purdue, 15-12 (MF 5-4 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3) Michigan State def. Indiana, 15-12 (MF 7-2 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 6-3) Chicago def. Michigan State, 15-12 (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 4-5)
Northwestern def. Purdue, 17-10 (MF 2-7 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 7-2) Northwestern def. Indiana, 18-9 (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3) Northwestern def. Illinois, 16-11 (MF 3-6 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)
Chicago def. Indiana, 15-12 (MF 6-3 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 7-2) Chicago def. Illinois, 16-11 (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5)
Purdue def. Indiana, 17-10 (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 4-5) Purdue def. Wisconsin, 17-10 (MF 9-0 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 6-3)
Wisconsin def. Illinois, 15-12 (MF 2-7 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 5-4)
Indiana def. Wisconsin, 14-13 (MF 9-0 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 1-8)

Duke Duals 2010 - women's results

Duke Duals – Women's Results (2010)

(Durham, N.C.; Card Gym ... Sun., Feb. 7, 2010)
team point and weapon totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com


#1 Penn State – 4-0  (86-22 ... WF 29-7 ... WE 27-9 ... WS 30-6)
#1 Penn State def. Duke, 16-11  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 6-3)
#1 Penn State def. North Carolina, 20-7  (WF 7-2 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)
#1 Penn State def. Air Force, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1)
#1 Penn State def. Brandeis, 25-2  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 9-0)


Duke – 3-1  (68-40 ... WF 25-11 ... WE 20-16 ... WS 23-13) 
Duke def. North Carolina, 18-9  (WF 4-5 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 7-2)
Duke def. Air Force, 20-7  (WF 8-1 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 7-2)
Duke def. Brandeis, 19-8  (WF 9-0 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 6-3)

Brandeis – 2-2  (43-65 ... WF 12-24 ... WE 16-20 ... WS 15-21)
Brandeis def. North Carolina, 15-12  (WF 4-5 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 6-3)
Brandeis def. Air Force, 18-9  (WF 7-2 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 6-3)

North Carolina – 1-3  (46-62 ... WF 21-15 ... WE 12-24 ... WS 13-23)
North Carolina def. Air Force, 18-9  (WF 9-0 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 6-3)

Air Force – 0-4  (27-81 ... WF 3-33 ... WE 15-21 ... WS 14-22)

Duke Duals 2010 Schedule (women's bouts)

Duke Duals

(Sat.-Sun.; Feb. 6-7, 2010)


WOMEN'S BOUTS (Sun., Feb. 7)


Round-1 (9:00 a.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. North Carolina

Duke vs. Air Force

Round-2 (10:00 a.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. Duke
North Carolina vs. Brandeis

Round-3 (11:00 a.m.)
Duke vs. North Carolina
Air Force vs. Brandeis

Round-4 (1:00 p.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. Air Force
Duke vs. Brandeis

Round-5 (2:00 p.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. Brandeis
North Carolina vs. Air Force

Notre Dame Duals 2010 - women's results

Notre Dame Duals – Women's Results (2010)

(Notre Dame, Ind.; Joyce Center Arena ... Sat., Feb. 6, 2010)


note that the women's teams from Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin are non-varsity club programs (individual bout results vs. fencers from those teams do not factor into qualification/seeding for NCAA Regional purposes)


#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Northwestern,19-8  (WF 5-4 ... WE:6-3 ... WS 8-1)

#2 Notre Dame def. Lawrence, 26-1  (WF 8-1 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
#2 Notre Dame def. Detroit, 24-3  (WF 7-2 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 8-1)
#2 Notre Dame def. Cleveland State, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)

#2 Notre Dame def. Michigan, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)

#2 Notre Dame def. Wisconsin, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0) 

#2 Notre Dame def. Michigan State, 22-5  (WF 9-0 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. Indiana, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 6-3) 
#2 Notre Dame def. Purdue, 25-2  (WF 9-0 .. WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1) 
#2 Notre Dame def. Chicago, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1) 
#2 Notre Dame def. Illinois, 26-1  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 8-1)

#5 Northwestern def. Lawrence, 27-0  (WF 9-0 .. WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
#5 Northwestern def. Cleveland State, 27-0 (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
#5 Northwestern def. Michigan, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1)
#5 Northwestern def. Michigan State, 24-3  (WF 9-0 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 7-2)
#5 Northwestern def. Purdue, 23-4  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)

Duke Duals 2010 - men's results

Duke Duals – Men's Results (2010)

(Durham, N.C.; Card Gym ... Sat., Feb. 6, 2010)
team point and weapon totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com


#1 Penn State – 3-1  (71-57 ... MF 30-6 ... ME 18-18 ... MS 23-13)
#10 Duke def. #1 Penn State, 15-12  (MF 3-6 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 5-4)
#1 Penn State def. North Carolina, 19-8  (MF 8-1 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#1 Penn State def. Air Force, 18-9  (MF 7-2 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 8-1)
#1 Penn State def. Brandeis, 22-5  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)


#10 Duke – 3-1  (64-44 ... MF 21-15 ... ME 21-15 ... MS 22-14) 
#10 Duke def. North Carolina, 17-10  (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
Air Force def. #10 Duke, 16-11  (MF 6-3 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 3-6)
#10 Duke def. Brandeis, 21-6  (MF 8-1 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)

Air Force – 3-1  (53-55 ... MF 12-24 ... ME 27-9 ... MS 14-22) 
Air Force def. North Carolina, 14-13  (MF 3-6 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
Air Force def. Brandeis, 14-13  (MF 1-8 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 5-4)

North Carolina – 1-3  (47-61 ... MF 15-21 ... ME 15-21 ... MS 17-19)
North Carolina def. Brandeis, 16-11  (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)

Brandeis – 0-4  (35-73 ... MF 12-24 ... ME 9-27 ... MS 14-22)  

Duke Duals 2010 Schedule

Duke Duals

(Sat.-Sun., Feb. 6-7, 2010)


MEN'S BOUTS (Sat., Feb. 6)


Round-1 (9:00 a.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. North Carolina

#10 Duke vs. Air Force

Round-2 (10:00 a.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. #10 Duke
North Carolina vs. Brandeis

Round-3 (11:00 a.m.)
#10 Duke vs. North Carolina
Air Force vs. Brandeis

Round-4 (1:00 p.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. Air Force
#10 Duke vs. Brandeis

Round-5 (2:00 p.m.)
#1 Penn State vs. Brandeis
North Carolina vs. Air Force


women's schedule (Feb. 7) will be posted when available

N.J. State Meet Schedule (at Princeton; moved to Feb. 7)

New Jersey State Meet 

(at Princeton ... Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 ... moved from Feb. 6)

10:00 a.m. ET
Stevens Tech vs. Princeton
Drew vs. NJIT

11:00 a.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson women vs. Stevens Tech (women only)
Princeton vs. Drew

12:00 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson women vs. NJIT (women only)
Strips 6-10: Stevens vs. Drew

1:00 p.m.
Princeton vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (women only)
NJIT vs. Stevens Tech

2:00 p.m.
Drew vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (women only)
NJIT vs. Princeton

Notre Dame Duals 2010 Schedule

Notre Dame Duals – Bouting Schedule
(Sat.-Sun. ... Feb. 6-7, 2010)

note that the men's and women's teams from Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Wisconsin (plus the Northwestern men) are non-varsity club programs (individual bout results vs. fencers from those teams do not factor into qualification/seeding for NCAA Regional purposes)


Spectators Tip – Top bouts to watch include the #2 Notre Dame women vs. #5 Northwestern on Saturday (approximately 10:30 a.m.) ... also be sure to catch Wayne State men's epeeists Slava Zingerman (three-time NCAA champion) and Mykhaylo Mazur (two-time All-American) during Sunday's bouting


WOMEN'S BOUTS (Saturday, Feb. 6)


8:00 a.m. ET – Round 1
#2 Notre Dame vs. Lawrence
#5 Northwestern vs. Michigan
Wayne State vs. Illinois
Detroit vs. Wisconsin
Cleveland State vs. Chicago
Purdue vs. Indiana
bye – Michigan State

9:15 a.m. ET – Round 2
#2 Notre Dame vs. Michigan 
#5 Northwestern vs. Michigan State
Wayne State vs. Indiana
Detroit vs. Chicago
Lawrence vs. Purdue
Illnois vs. Wisconsin
bye – Cleveland State

10:30 a.m. ET – Round 3
#2 Notre Dame vs. #5 Northwestern
Wayne State vs. Purdue
Lawrence vs. Cleveland State
Illnois vs. Michigan

Overall Two-Day Men's Results - Northwestern Duals

NORTHWESTERN DUALS
Men's Results (Sat.-Sun., Jan. 30-31, 2010)
(compilation of daily totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com ...
weapon scores provided by the teams – more will be added as they become available)

 

#2 Notre Dame – 12-0  (246-78 ... MF 87-21 ... ME 66-42 ... MS 89-19)

#2 Notre Dame def. #3 Ohio State, 16-11  (MF 5-4 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 8-1)

#2 Notre Dame def. #4 Princeton, 19-8  (MF 6-3 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 9-0)

#2 Notre Daame def. #10 Duke, 17-10  (MF 7-2 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 7-2)

#2 Notre Dame def. Stanford, 19-8  (MF 9-0 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)

#2 Notre Dame def. North Carolina,  17-10  (MF 5-4 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2) 

#2 Notre Dame def. Wayne State, 20-7  (MF 9-0 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 6-3)

#2 Notre Dame def. UC San Diego, 20-7  (MF 7-2 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)

#2 Notre Dame def. Johns Hopkins, 21-6  (MF 7-2 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 7-2)

#2 Notre Dame def. Lawrence, 26-1  (MF 9-0 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 8-1)

#2 Notre Dame def. Cleveland State, 23-4  (MF 7-2 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 9-0)

#2 Notre Dame def. Detroit, 24-3  (MF 8-1 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 9-0)

Sunday's Final Results - Northwestern Duals (women)

NORTHWESTERN DUALS
Women's Results (Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010)
(compilation of daily and weekend totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com)


#2 Notre Dame – 7-0  (155-34 ... WF 48-15 ... WE 55-8 ... WS 52-11)
(2-day tournament totals: 14-0 ... 291-87 ... WF 95-31 ... WE 99-27 ... WS 97-29)
#2 Notre Dame def. #6 Ohio State, 16-11  (WF 6-3 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 4-5)
#2 Notre Dame def. #7 Temple, 16-11  (WF 3-6 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. Wayne State, 19-8  (WF 4-5 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 9-0)
#2 Notre Dame def. Cal Tech, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. Detroit, 26-1  (WF 8-1 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
#2 Notre Dame def. Lawrence, 27-0  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
#2 Notre Dame def. Cleveland State, 26-1  (WF 9-0 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 9-0)

#5 Northwestern – 6-0  (113-49 ... WF 36-18 ... WE 41-13 ... WS 36-18)
(2-day tournament totals: 12-1 ... 257-94 ... WF 85-32 ... WE 86-31 ... WS 86-31)
#5 Northwestern def. #6 Ohio State, 15-12  (WF 4-5 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 3-6)
#5 Northwestern def. Duke, 20-7  (WF 6-3 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 6-3)
#5 Northwestern def. UC San Diego, 20-7  (WF 4-5 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)
#5 Northwestern def. Stanford, 19-8  (WF 8-1 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 8-1)
#5 Northwestern def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 17-10  (WF 7-2 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 4-5)
#5 Northwestern def. Cal Tech, 22-5  (WF 7-2 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 6-3)

#6 Ohio State – 4-3  (119-70 ... WF 41-22 ... WE 30-33 ... WS 48-15)
(2-day tournament totals: 9-3 ... 225-99 ... WF 79-29 ... WE 63-45 ... WS 83-25)
#8 Princeton def. #6 Ohio State, 18-9  (WF 6-3 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 5-4)
#6 Ohio State def. UC San Diego, 22-5  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)
#6 Ohio State def. Stanford, 20-7  (WF 8-1 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 8-1)
#6 Ohio State def. Wayne State, 22-5  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)
#6 Ohio State def. Johns Hopkins, 23-4  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 9-0)

#7 Temple – 2-3  (78-57 ... WF 33-12 ... WE 17-28 ... WS 28-17)
(2-day tournament totals: 6-5 ... 195-102 ... WF 73-26 ... WE 53-46 ... WS 69-30)
#8 Princeton def. #7 Temple 17-10  (WF 3-6 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 8-1)
UC San Diego def. #7 Temple, 14-13  (WF 4-5 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 3-6)
#7 Temple def. Johns Hopkins, 23-4  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)
#7 Temple def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 9-0)

Partial Men's Scores from Northwestern Duals

Thanks go out to representatives from the Princeton and Notre Dame fencing programs, who have supplied these results from some of Saturday's men's bouting at the Northwestern Duals. CF360 will add more results (from Saturday and Sunday) as they become available.


Northwestern Duals – partial results
(men's matches ... Sat., Jan. 30, 2010)

(compilation of daily totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com)


#2 Notre Dame – 8-0  (161-55 ... MF 59-13 ... ME 43-29 ... MS 59-13)
#2 Notre Dame def. #3 Ohio State, 16-11  (MF 5-4 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 8-1)
#2 Notre Dame def. #4 Princeton, 19-8  (MF 6-3 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 9-0)
#2 Notre Dame def. #10 Duke, 17-10  (MF 7-2 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. Stanford, 19-8  (MF 9-0 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. UC San Diego, 20-7   (MF 7-2 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. Detroit, 24-3  (MF 8-1 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. Lawrence, 26-1  (MF 9-0 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 9-0)
#2 Notre Dame def. Northwestern (club), 20-7  (MF 8-1 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2)

#3 Ohio State
#3 Ohio State def. #4 Princeton, 16-11

#3 Princeton – 3-2
#3 Princeton def. North Carolina, 20-7  (MF 6-3 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 7-2)
#3 Princeton def. Stanford, 17-10
#3 Princeton def. Lawrence

Men's Schedule for Northwestern Duals

Northwestern Duals – Men's Schedule (Jan. 30-31, 2010)

Note – due to the fact that Northwestern's men's fencing program is a non-varsity club, there may be some delay in obtaining full scores from the men's matches.

Saturday, Jan. 30

1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame vs. Stanford

2:00 p.m.
UC San Diego vs. Duke
Notre Dame vs. Detroit
Stanford vs. Cleveland State

3:00 p.m.
Northwestern (club) vs. UC San Diego
Notre Dame vs. Duke
Cleveland State vs. Johns Hopkins
North Carolina vs. Princeton
Ohio State vs. Stanford
Wayne State vs. Lawrence
Detroit vs. Cal Tech

4:00 p.m.
Northwestern (club) vs. UC San Diego
Notre Dame vs. Princeton
Cleveland State vs. Duke
Ohio State vs. UC San Diego
Stanford vs. Detroit
Wayne State vs. Johns Hopkins
Lawrence vs. North Carolina

5:00 p.m.
Northwestern (club) vs. Notre Dame
Princeton vs. Ohio State
Cleveland State vs. Cal Tech
Stanford vs. Duke
North Carolina vs. Detroit
Lawrence vs. Johns Hopkins
Wayne State vs. UC San Diego

6:00 p.m.
Northwestern (club) vs. Wayne State
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State
Detroit vs. Johns Hopkins
Lawrence vs. UC San Diego
Cal Tech vs. Duke
Stanford vs. Princeton
North Carolina vs. Cleveland State

7:00 p.m.
Northwestern (club) vs. Johns Hopkins
Notre Dame vs. UC San Diego
Stanford vs. Cal Tech
Duke vs. Detroit
North Carolina vs. Ohio State
Princeton vs. Lawrence
Cleveland State vs, Wayne State

Sunday, Jan. 31

Sollee Invitational Final Results (at Brandeis)

ERIC SOLLEE INVITATIONAL
Final Results (at Brandeis; Jan. 30, 2010)

(compilation of daily totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com)


MEN'S RESULTS

#6 Pennsylvania – 4-0  (72-36 ... MF 29-7 ... ME 20-16 ... MS 23-13)
#6 Pennsylvania def. NYU, 15-12  (MF 5-4 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)
#6 Pennsylvania def. MIT, 20-7  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 7-2)
#6 Pennsylvania def. Boston College, 20-7  (MF 9-0 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#6 Pennsylvania def. Brandeis, 17-10  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 5-4)

#7 Harvard – 2-0  (40-14 ... MF 12-6 ... ME 14-4 ... MS 14-4)
#7 Harvard def. Air Force, 17-10  (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 6-3)
#7 Harvard def. Haverford, 23-4  (MF 6-3 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 8-1)

Air Force – 5-1  (91-71 ... MF 32-22 ... ME 40-14 ... MS 19-35)   
Air Force def. Brandeis, 16-11  (MF 8-1 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 3-6)
Air Force def. NYU, 16-11  (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5)
Air Force def. Boston College, 14-13  (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 2-7)
Air Force def. MIT, 19-8  (MF 5-4 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 6-3)
Air Force def. Brown, 16-11  (MF 6-3 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 1-8)

Brown – 2-2  (60-48 ... MF 25-11 ... ME 9-27 ... 26-10)  
Brown def. Haverford, 15-12  (MF 6-3 ... ME 2-7 ... MS 7-2)
Brown def. Hunter, 21-6  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 9-0)

Haverford – 4-2  (79-83 ... MF 29-25 ... ME 31-23 ... MS 19-35) 
Haverford def. Brandeis, 16-11  (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 4-5)
Haverford def. MIT, 17-10  (MF 5-4 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
Haverford def. NYU, 16-11  (MF 6-3 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 3-6)
Haverford def. Boston College, 14-13  (MF 5-4 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 3-6)

NYU – 4-3  (101-88 ... MF 32-32 ... ME 28-35 ... MS 41-22)
NYU def. Brandeis, 18-9  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)
NYU def. MIT, 18-9  (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2)
NYU def. Boston College, 17-10  (MF 6-3 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 7-2)
NYU def. Brown, 14-13  (MF 1-8 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 7-2)

Brandeis – 1-4  (63-72 ... MF 13-32 ... ME 23-22 ... MS 27-18)
Brandeis def. Hunter, 22-5  (MF 8-1 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 9-0)

MIT – 1-4   (52-83 ... MF 18-27 ... ME 15-30 ... MS 19-26) 
MIT def. Hunter, 18-9  (MF 5-4 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 9-0)

Boston College – 1-4  (66-69 ... MF 17-28 ... ME 21-24 ... MS 28-17)
Boston College def. Hunter, 23-4  (MF 6-3 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 9-0)

Hunter – 0-4  (24-84 ... MF 9-27 ... ME 15-21 .. MS 0-36)

Saturday's Final Results from Northwestern Duals (women's bouts)

NORTHWESTERN DUALS
Women's Results (Jan. 30, 2010)

(compilation of daily totals courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com)


#2 Notre Dame – 7-0  (136-53 ... WF 47-16 ... WE 44-19 ... WS 45-18) 
#2 Notre Dame def. #9 Princeton, 15-12  (WF 5-4 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 4-5)
#2 Notre Dame def. Duke, 17-10  (WF 5-4 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. North Carolina, 20-7  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 6-3) 
#2 Notre Dame def. Stanford, 23-4  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)
#2 Notre Dame def. UC San Diego, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. Johns Hopkins, 19-8  (WF 6-3 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 8-1)
#2 Notre Dame def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 21-6  (WF 7-2 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 6-3)

#5 Northwestern – 6-1  (144-45 ... WF 49-14 ... WE 45-18 ... WS 50-13)
#9 Princeton def. #5 Northwestern, 16-11  (WF 5-4 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 5-4)
#5 Northwestern def. #7 Temple, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 5-4)
#5 Northwestern def. North Carolina, 19-8  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 5-4)
#5 Northwestern def. Johns Hopkins, 23-4  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS: 9-0)
#5 Northwestern def. Wayne State, 18-9  (WF 7-2 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 8-1)
#5 Northwestern def. Detroit, 25-2  (WF 7-2 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0) 
#5 Northwestern def. Cleveland State, 26-1  (WF 9-0 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 9-0)

#6 Ohio State – 5-0  (106-29 ... WF 38-7 ... WE 33-12 ... WS 35-10)
#6 Ohio State def. #7 Temple, 15-12  (WF 5-4 ... WE 4-5 ... WS: 6-3)
#6 Ohio State def. Duke, 19-8  (WF 8-1 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 6-3)
#6 Ohio State def. North Carolina, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)
#6 Ohio State def. Detroit, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)
#6 Ohio State def. Lawrence, 27-0  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)

#7 Temple – 4-2  (117-45 ... WF 40-14 ... WE 36-18 ... WS 41-13)
#7 Temple def. Stanford, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 9-0)
#7 Temple def. Wayne State, 21-6  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 7-2)
#7 Temple def. Detroit, 27-0  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
#7 Temple def. Cleveland State, 26-1  (WF 9-0 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 9-0)

#9 Princeton – 6-1  (141-48 ... WF 45-18 ... WE 45-18 ... WS 51-12)  
#9 Princeton def. UC San Diego, 21-6  (WF 7-2 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 9-0)
#9 Princeton def. Wayne State, 20-7  (WF 4-5 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1)
#9 Princeton def. Cal Tech, 26-1  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 8-1)
#9 Princeton def. Detroit, 26-1  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 8-1)
#9 Princeton def. Cleveland State, 25-2  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 9-0)

Duke – 4-2  (99-63 ... WF 33-21 ... WE 29-25 ... WS 37-17)  
Duke def. Stanford, 18-9  (WF 8-1 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 7-2)
Duke def. UC San Diego, 17-10  (WF 5-4 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 8-1)
Duke def. Wayne State, 21-6  (WF 6-3 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 9-0) 
Duke def. Detroit, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)

North Carolina – 4-3  (95-94 ... WF 32-31 ... WE 25-38 ... WS 38-25) 
North Carolina def. Stanford, 19-8  (WF 6-3 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 9-0)
North Carolina def. Johns Hopkins, 18-9  (WF 7-2 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 8-1) 
North Carolina def. Cal Tech, 19-8  (WF 7-2 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 6-3)
North Carolina def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 18-9  (WF 8-1 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 6-3)

Stanford – 3-4  (86-103 ... WF 26-37 ... WE 41-22 ... WS 19-44) 
Stanford def. Wayne State, 16-11  (WF 3-6 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 5-4)
Stanford def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 18-9  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 4-5)  
Stanford def. Lawrence, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)

UC San Diego – 3-3  (80-82 ... WF 29-25 ... WE 31-23 ... WS 20-34)
UC San Diego def. Johns Hopkins, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE: 5-4 ... WS 6-3) 
UC San Diego def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 17-10  (WF 8-1 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 4-5)
UC San Diego def. Lawrence, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)

Johns Hopkins – 3-4  (88-101 ... WF 30-33 ... WE 41-22 ... WS 17-46) 
Johns Hopkins def. Cal Tech, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 4-5)
Johns Hopkins def. Detroit, 20-7  (WF 6-3 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 5-4)
Johns Hopkins def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 16-11  (WF 7-2 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 3-6)

Wayne State – 2-5  (86-103 ... WF 35-28 ... WE 31-32 ... WS 20-43) 
Wayne State def. Lawrence, 26-1  (WF 8-1 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)
Wayne State def. Cal Tech, 21-6  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 3-6)

Cal Tech – 2-4  (59-95 ... WF 17-37 ... WE 17-37 ... WS 25-21)
Cal Tech def. Lawrence, 17-5  (WF 6-3 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 4-0)
Cal Tech def. Cleveland State, 21-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 6-0)

Fairleigh Dickinson – 2-5  (81-99 ... WF 21-42 ... WE 23-31 ... WS 37-26)
Fairleigh Dickinson def. Detroit, 12-6  (WF 6-3 ... WS 6-3)
Fairleigh Dickinson def. Cleveland State, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)

Detroit – 1-7  (33-162 ... WF 15-57 ... WE 0-54 ... WS 18-51) 
Detroit def. Cleveland State, 12-3  (WF 6-3 ... WS 6-0)

Lawrence – 1-5  (28-122 ... WF 14-40 ... WE 4-46 ... WS 10-36) 
Lawrence def. Cleveland State, 17-3  (WF 9-0 ... WE 2-3 ... WS 6-0)

Cleveland State – 0-7  (16-151 ... WF 6-57 ... WE 10-40 ... WS 0-54)

Eric Sollee Invitational Schedule (@Brandeis)

Eric Sollee Invitational (at Brandeis; Jan. 30, 2010)

Round 1
Harvard vs. Air Force
NYU vs. Haverford
Tufts vs. Penn (women only)


Round 2
Harvard vs. Haverford
NYU vs. Air Force
MIT vs. Penn
Tufts vs. Hunter (women only)


Round 3
Brandeis vs. Penn
Boston College vs. NYU
MIT vs. Hunter
Tufts vs. Haverford (women only)


Round 4
Brandeis vs. NYU
Boston College vs. Penn
MIT vs. Air Force
Brown vs. Haverford


Round 5
Brandeis vs. Haverford
Boston College vs. Air Force
NYU vs. Penn
Brown vs. Hunter


Round 6
Brandeis vs. Air Force
Boston College vs. Hunter
MIT vs. Haverford
Brown vs. NYU


Round 7
Brandeis vs. Hunter
Boston College vs. Haverford
MIY vs. NYU
Brown vs. Air Force

Northwester Duals Bouting Schedule (Jan. 30-31)

NORTHWESTERN DUALS SCHEDULE
(at NU Sports & Aquatic Center)
women's bout schedule listed below ... men's schedule will be added later

Saturday, January 30 (2010)

Round One – 8:00 a.m.
Northwestern vs. Johns Hopkins (strips 1-3)
Notre Dame vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (strips 3-5)
Ohio State vs. Detroit (strips 6-8)
Princeton vs. UC San Diego (sStrips 8-10)
Temple vs. Wayne State (strips 11-13)
North Carolina vs. Cal Tech (strips 13-15)
Duke vs. Stanford (strips 16-18)
Lawrence vs. Cleveland State (strips 19-21)

Round Two  9 a.m.
Northwestern vs. North Carolina (strips 1-3)
Notre Dame vs. Stanford (strips 3-5)
Ohio State vs. Duke (strips 6-8)
Princeton vs. Cal Tech (strips 8-10)
Detroit vs. Johns Hopkins (strips 11-13)
Wayne State vs. Lawrence (strips 13-15)
Temple vs. Cleveland State (strips 16-18)
UC San Diego vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (strips 19-21)

Round Three – 10 a.m.
Northwestern vs. Temple (strips 1-3)
Notre Dame vs. UC San Diego (strips 3-5)
Ohio State vs. North Carolina (sStrips 6-8)
Princeton vs. Cleveland State (strips 8-10)
Wayne State vs. Stanford (strips 11-13)
Duke vs. Detroit (strips 13-15)
Johns Hopkins vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (strips 16-18)
Lawrence vs. Cal Tech (strips 19-21)

Penn State Invitational - Final Results

Note: These results have been updated and adjusted, as of Jan. 30 (only missing Duke-Haverford men's sabre score and UNC-Drew women's sabre result); note that some of the weapon and team scores have changed from the original posting, after consulting the official bout sheets.


PENN STATE INVITATIONAL (FINAL RESULTS; Jan. 23, 2010)
(courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com)

MEN
#1 Penn State – 5-0  (100-35 ... MF 38-7 ... ME 33-12 ... MS 31-14)
#1 Penn State def. #6 Penn, 16-11  (MF 7-2 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 5-4)
#1 Penn State def. North Carolina, 21-6  (MF 6-3 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 7-2)
#1 Penn State def. Haverford, 18-9  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#1 Penn State def. John's Hopkins, 22-5  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)
#1 Penn State def. Drew, 23-4  (MF 6-3 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 8-1)

#6 Pennsylvania  – 2-1  (51-30 ... MF 16-11 ... ME 17-10 ... MS 18-9)
#6 Penn def. John's Hopkins, 22-5  (MF 8-1 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 7-2)
#6 Penn def. Haverford, 18-9  (MF 6-3 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2)

#10 Duke  – 2-0  (43-11 ... MF 17-1 ... ME 14-4 ... MS 12-6)
#10 Duke def. John's Hopkins, 23-4  (MF 8-1 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 8-1)   
#10 Duke def. Haverford, 20-7  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5)  

North Carolina – 3-1  (63-45 ... 22-14 ... 22-14 ... 19-17)  
North Carolina def. Haverford, 15-12  (MF 4-5 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5)
North Carolina def. John's Hopkins, 23-4  (MF 8-1 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 6-3)
North Carolina def. Drew, 19-8  (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2)   

Haverford – 0-4  (37-71 ... MF 10-26 ... ME 11-25 ... MS 16-20)

John's Hopkins – 1-4  (33-102 ... MF 8-37 ... ME 9-36 ... MS 16-29)
Johns Hopkins def. Drew, 15-12  (MF 5-4 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 7-2)

Drew – 0-3  (24-57 ... MF 9-18 ... ME 10-17 ... MS 5-22)

note: several scheduled men's matches did not take place at this event (Penn vs. UNC and Duke; Haverford vs. JHU and Drew)


WOMEN
#1 Penn State – 4-0  (92-16 ... WF 28-8 ... WE 35-1 ... WS 29-7)
#1 Penn State def. #6 Penn, 20-7  (WF 6-3 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 6-3)
#1 Penn State def. North Carolina, 21-6  (
WF 6-3 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 6-3)
#1 Penn State def. Haverford, 25-2  (WF 7-2 ... WE 9-0 ...
WS 9-0)
#1 Penn State def. Drew, 26-1  (
WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 8-1)


#7 Temple – 2-0  (44-10 ... WF 16-2 ... WE 15-3 ... WS 13-5)
#7 Temple def. North Carolina, 20-7  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 4-5)
#7 Temple def. Haverford, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)

#8 Pennsylvania  – 2-1  (57-24 ... WF 20-7 ... WE 18-9 ... WS 19-8)
#6 Penn def. Drew, 23-4  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 7-2)
#6 Penn def. Haverford, 27-0  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 9-0)

Duke  – 2-0  (40-14 ... WF 15-3 ... WE 11-7 ... WS 14-4)
Duke def. Haverford, 16-11  (WF 6-3 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 6-3)  
Duke def. Drew, 24-3  (WF 9-0 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)   

North Carolina – 2-2
North Carolina def. Haverford, 16-11  (WF 4-5 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 8-1)
North Carolina def. Drew  (WF 9-0 ... WE 6-3)   

Haverford – 0-5  (27-108 ... WF 11-34 ... WE 12-33 ... WS 4-41)

Drew – 0-4

note: the Johns Hopkins women did not compete at this event (as originally scheduled) ... other scheduled matches that were not contested include Penn vs. Drew, UNC and Duke (plus Haverford vs. Drew)

St. John's Invitational - Final Results

(note: final details, notes and analysis to be posted later on the CF360 blog, along with weekend overall summary ... also see the new Twitter feed for short posts made during the day)


ST. JOHN'S INVITATIONAL (Final Results; Jan. 24, 2010)
(courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com ... note that ND-OSU did not fence in round-5)

MEN
#1 Penn State – 4-1  (75-60 ... MF 34-11 ... ME 17-28 ... MS 24-21)
#1 Penn State def. #7 Harvard, 20-7  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5)
#1 Penn State def. #3 Ohio State, 14-13  (MF 6-3 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 4-5)
#2 Notre Dame def. #1 Penn State, 16-11  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 4-5)
#1 Penn State def. #8 St. John's, 16-11  (MF 9-0 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 4-5)
#1 Penn State def. #5 Columbia, 24-3  (MF 8-1 ... ME 9-0 ... MS 7-2)

#2 Notre Dame – 4-0  (74-34 ... MF 28-8 ... ME 23-13 ... MS 23-13)
#2 Notre Dame def. #8 St. John's, 16-11  (MF 8-1 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #7 Harvard, 19-8  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Columbia, 23-4  (MF 7-2 ... ME 8-1 ... MS 8-1) 

#3 Ohio State – 2-2  (60-48 ... MF 20-16 ... ME 19-17 ... MS 21-15)
#3 Ohio State def. #5 Columbia, 21-6  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 8-1)
#3 Ohio Sate def. #8 St. John's, 14-13  (MF 4-5 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 4-5)
#7 Harvard def. #3 Ohio State, 15-12  (MF 3-6 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 5-4)

#5 Columbia – 0-5  (45-90 ... MF 15-30 ... ME 18-27 ... MS 12-33)
#8 St. John's def. #5 Columbia, 14-13  (MF 4-5 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 5-4)
#7 Harvard def. #5 Columbia, 16-11  (MF 5-4 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)

#7 Harvard – 2-3  (59-76 ... MF 12-33 ... ME 23-22 ... MS 24-21)
#8 St. John's def. #7 Harvard, 14-13  (MF 7-2 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 3-6)

#8 St. John's – 2-3  (65-70 ... MF 17-28 ... ME 26-19 ... MS 22-23)  


WOMEN

#1 Penn State – 2-3  (76-59 ... WF 23-22 ... WE 30-15 ... WS 23-22)
#1 Penn State def. #3 Harvard, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 4-5)
#1 Penn State def. #6 Ohio State, 20-7  (WF 4-5 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1)
#2 Notre Dame def. #1 Penn State, 14-13  (WF 5-4 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 5-4)
St. John's def. #1 Penn State, 14-13  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 4-5)
#4 Columbia def. #1 Penn State, 14-13  (WF 4-5 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 7-2) 


#2 Notre Dame – 4-0  (63-45 ... WF 23-13 ... WE 21-15 ... WS 19-17)
#2 Notre Dame def. St. John's, 14-13  (WF 6-3 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #3 Harvard, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #4 Columbia, 18-9  (WF 6-3 ... WE 8-1 ... WE 4-5)


#3 Harvard – 0-5  (47-88 ... WF 17-28 ... WE 10-35 ... WS 20-25)
#4 Columbia def. #3 Harvard, 18-9  (WF 3-6 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 7-2)
#6 Ohio State def. #3 Harvard, 17-10  (WF 7-2 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 5-4)
St. John's def. #3 Harvard, 19-8  (WF 6-3 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 4-5)
 
#4 Columbia – 3-2  (69-66 ... WF 18-27 ... WE 24-21 ... WS 27-18)
#4 Columbia def. #6 Ohio State, 15-12  (WF 4-5 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 3-6)
St. John's def. #4 Columbia, 14-13  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 4-5)

#6 Ohio State – 1-3  (49-59 ... WF 22-14 ... WE 9-27 ... WS 18-18)
St. John's def. #6 Ohio State, 14-13  (WF 4-5 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 3-6)

St. John's – 4-1  (74-61 ... WF 23-22 ... WE 32-13 ... WS 19-26)

Partial Results - St. John's Invitational

ST. JOHN'S INVITATIONAL
(Rounds 1-2, partial scores from rounds 3-4; Jan. 24, 2010)

MEN
#1 Penn State def. #7 Harvard, 20-7  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 4-5)
#1 Penn State def. #3 Ohio State, 14-13  (MF 6-3 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 4-5)
#2 Notre Dame def. #1 Penn State, 16-11

#2 Notre Dame def. #8 St. John's, 16-11  (MF 8-1 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #7 Harvard, 19-8  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Columbia, 23-4 

#3 Ohio State def. #5 Columbia, 21-6  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 8-1)
#3 Ohio Sate def. #8 St. John's, 14-13

#8 St. John's def. #5 Columbia, 14-13  (MF 4-5 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 5-4)  


WOMEN

#1 Penn State def. #3 Harvard, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 4-5)
#1 Penn State def. #6 Ohio State, 20-7  (WF 4-5 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 8-1)

#2 Notre Dame def. #1 Penn State, 14-13 

#2 Notre Dame def. St. John's, 14-13  (WF 6-3 ... WE 3-6 ... WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #3 Harvard, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 5-4)

#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Columbia, 18-9 
  

#4 Columbia def. #6 Ohio State, 15-12  (WF 4-5 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 3-6)
St. John's def. #4 Columbia, 14-13  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 4-5)


St. John's def. #6 Ohio State, 14-13

NYU Invitational – Final Results

(note: final details, notes and analysis to be posted later on the CF360 blog ... also see the new Twitter feed for short posts made during the day)
 

NYU INVITATIONAL (FINAL RESULTS; Jan. 23, 2010)

(courtesy of CollegeFencing360.com)

MEN
#2 Notre Dame – 6-0  (111-51 ... MF 38-16 ... ME 37-17 ... MS 36-18)
#2 Notre Dame def. #3 Ohio State, 14-13  (MF 2-7 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Columbia, 20-7  (MF 8-1 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. #8 St. John’s, 18-9  (MF 5-4 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. #9 Yale, 17-10  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. Stevens Tech, 22-5  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. NYU, 20-7  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 8-1)

#3 Ohio State – 4-2  (101-61 ... MF 39-15 ... ME 30-24 ... MS 32-22)
#3 Ohio State def. #5 Columbia, 20-7  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 8-1)
#8 St. John's def. #3 Ohio State, 14-13  (MF 4-5 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
#3 Ohio State def. #9 Yale, 16-11  (MF 5-4 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#3 Ohio State def. NYU, 17-10  (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
#3 Ohio State def. Stevens Tech, 22-5  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)

#5 Columbia – 2-3  (56-79 ... MF 20-25 ... ME 18-27 ... MS 18-27)
#8 St. John’s def. #5 Columbia, 18-9  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
#5 Columbia def. Wayne State, 15-12  (MF 5-4 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
#5 Columbia def. Stevens Tech, 18-9  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)

#8 St. John's – 4-1  (73-62 ... MF 26-19 ... ME 22-23 ... MS 25-20)
#8 St. Johns def. Wayne State, 18-9  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4 )
#8 St. John's def. NYU, 14-13  (MF 5-4 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 6-3)

#9 Yale – 3-2  (77-58 ... MF 29-16 ... ME 25-20 ... MS 23-22)
#9 Yale def. Wayne State, 17-10  (MF 5-4 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
#9 Yale def. NYU, 20-7  (MF 8-1 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 5-4)
#9 Yale def. Steven Tech, 19-8  (MF 9-0 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 4-5)

NYU – 1-4  (58-77 ... MF 17-28 ... ME 22-23 ... MS 19-26)
NYU def. Wayne State, 21-6  (MF 9-0 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2)

Wayne State – 1-4  (51-84 ... MF 16-29 ... ME 18-27 ... MS 17-28)

Wayne State def. Stevens Tech, 14-13  (MF 6-3 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 4-5)


Stevens Tech – 0-5  (58-77 ... MF 4-41 ... ME 28-17 ... MS 26-19)


WOMEN
#2 Notre Dame – 6-0  (112-50 ... WF 36-18 ... WE 37-17 ... WS 39-15)
#2 Notre Dame def. #4 Columbia, 15-12  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Northwestern, 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. #6 Ohio State, 16-11  (WF 7-2 ... WE 4-5 .. .WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #10 Yale, 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. St. John’s, 17-10  (WF 3-6 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 7-2)
#2 Notre Dame def. NYU, 23-4  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)

#4 Columbia – 3-2  (79-56 ... WF 24-21 ... WE 29-16 ... WS 26-19)
#5 Northwestern def. #4 Columbia, 14-13  (WF 6-3 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 3-6)
#4 Columbia def. #6 Ohio State, 15-12  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 5-4)
#4 Columbia def. St. John’s, 16-11  (WF 4-5 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 6-3)
#4 Columbia def. Wayne State, 22-5  (WF 5-4 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 8-1)


#5 Northwestern – 4-2  (106-56 ... WF 38-16 ... WE 38-16 ... WS 30-24)
#6 Ohio State def. #5 Northwestern, 16-11  (WF 5-4 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 7-2)
#5 Northwestern def. #10 Yale, 22-5  (WF 8-1 ... WE 8-1 ... WS 6-3)
#5 Northwestern def. Wayne State, 24-3  (WF 8-1 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)
#5 Northwestern def. NYU, 25-2  (WF 9-0 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 7-2)

#6 Ohio State – 3-3  (105-67 ... WF 32-22 ... WE 28-26 ... WS 35-19)
#6 Ohio State def. #10 Yale, 19-8  (WF 5-4 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 8-1)
St. John's def. #6 Ohio State 14-13  (WF 2-7 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 5-4)
#6 Ohio State def. NYU 24-3  (WF 9-0 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)

#10 Yale – 2-3  (59-76 ... WF 16-29 ... WE 23-22 ... WS 20-25)
Yale def. Wayne State, 21-6  (WF 5-4 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 9-0)
Yale def. NYU, 16-11  (WF 2-7 ... WE 9-0 ... WS 5-4)

St. John's – 3-2  (75-60 ... WF 25-20 ... WE 26-19 ... WS 24-21)
St. Johns def. Wayne State, 22-5  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)
St. John's def. NYU, 18-9  (WF 5-4 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 6-3)

NYU – 1-5  (47-115 ... WF 20-34 ... WE 10-44 ... WS 17-37)
NYU def. Wayne State, 18-9  (WF 7-2 ... WE 4-5 ... WS 7-2)

Wayne State – 0-5  (28-107 ... WF 13-32 ... WE 11-34 ... WS 4-41)

Several Key Matchups Play Out in Rounds 2-3 at NYU

The second and third rounds of Saturday's NYU Invitational produced several noteworthy results. The #2 Notre Dame men posted a comfortable 20-7 win over #5 Columbia (also bearing Stevens Tech, 22-5) while the #3 Ohio State men had back-to-back challenges vs. top-10 opponents: with a 13-14 loss to #8 St. John's and a 20-7 win over Columbia. In other top-10 men's action during rounds 2-3, #8 St. John's survived a scare from the host Violets (14-13).


On the women's side, the #2 Notre Dame women turned in a pair of big wins over #4 Columbia (15-12) and #5 Northwestern (17-10). Another top-10 matchup saw the Columbia women bounce back with a 15-12 win over #6 Ohio State – while the St. John's women (ranked outside the top-10) emerged with a 14-13 victory over OSU.


Stay tuned to CF360 (blog, Twitter, text messages) throughout the day for team scores and information on key individual bouts.


NYU INVITATIONAL (ROUNDS 1-3 RESULTS)

MEN
#2 Notre Dame def. Yale 17-10  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Columbia 20-7  (MF 8-1 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)
#2 Notre Dame def. Stevens Tech 22-5  (MF 9-0 ... ME 7-2 ... MS 6-3)

#3 Ohio State def. NYU 17-10  (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
#8 St. John's def. #3 Ohio State 14-13  (MF 4-5 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
#3 Ohio State def. #5 Columbia 20-7  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 8-1)

#5 Columbia def. Stevens Tech 18-9  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)

#8 St. Johns def. Wayne State 18-9  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4 )
#8 St. John's def. NYU 14-13  (MF 5-4 ... ME 3-6 ... MS 6-3)

Yale def. Steven Tech 19-8  (MF 9-0 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 4-5)
Yale def. Wayne State 17-10  (MF 5-4, ME 6-3 ... MS 6-3)

NYU def. Wayne State 21-6  (MF 9-0 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 7-2)

WOMEN
#2 Notre Dame def. Yale 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)

#2 Notre Dame def. #4 Columbia 15-12  (WF 5-4 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame def. #5 Northwestern 17-10  (WF 6-3 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 6-3)

Early Results from NYU (Northwestern women edge Columbia)

(Note: CF360 will be tracking the big tournaments this weekend at NYU, Penn State and St. John's – via blog posts, the Twitter feed and the text-message update system). 


Saturday's opening round at the NYU Invitational saw #2 Notre Dame sweep Yale (17-10 men; 21-6 women), Ohio State post two wins over NYU (17-10 by #3 men; 24-3 by #6 women) and St. John's defeat Wayne State twice (18-9 by #8 men; 22-5 women) – with the most noteworthy round-1 matchup seeing the #5-ranked Northwestern women edge #4 Columbia, 14-13.


The Wildcats women won the foil (6-3) and epee (5-4) competition vs. the Lions, with Columbia claiming six of the nine sabre bouts. The #5 Columbia men won their round-1 match vs. Stevens Tech, 18-9.


NEW YORK INVITATIONAL (ROUND-1 RESULTS)

#2 Notre Dame men def. Yale 17-10  (MF 6-3 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4)
#2 Notre Dame women def. Yale 21-6  (WF 8-1 ... WE 6-3 ... WS 7-2)

#5 Columbia men def. Stevens Tech 18-9  (MF 8-1 ... ME 4-5 ... MS 6-3)
#5 Northwestern women def. #4 Columbia 14-13  (WF 6-3 ... WE 5-4 ... WS 3-6)

#3 Ohio State men def. NYU 17-10  (MF 7-2 ... ME 5-4 ... MS 5-4)
#6 Ohio State women def. NYU 24-3  (WF 9-0 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)  

#8 St. Johns men def. Wayne State 18-9  (MF 7-2 ... ME 6-3 ... MS 5-4 )
St. Johns women def. Wayne State 22-5  (WF 7-2 ... WE 7-2 ... WS 8-1)

First 2010 USFCA Poll Released

RELEASE: Jan. 21, 2009
CONTACT: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)

First Edition of the 2010 USFCA College Fencing Coaches' Poll
 
Men – 1. Penn  State ... 2. Notre Dame ... 3. Ohio State ... 4. Princeton ... 
5. Columbia ... 6. Pennsylvania ... 7. Harvard ... 8. St. John's ... 9. Yale ... 10. Duke
... Others receiving votes: North Carolina, NYU, Air Force, Stanford, UC-San Diego, Sacred Heart, Brown and Johns Hopkins
 
Women – 1. Penn State ... 2. Notre Dame ... 3. Harvard ... 4. Columbia-Barnard ... 
5. Northwestern ... 6. Ohio State ... 7. Temple ... 8. Pennsylvania ... 9. Princeton ...
10. Yale ... Others receiving votes: Duke, St. John's (NY), Cornell, Brown, Stanford, North Carolina, UC-San Diego, NYU and Sacred Heart

Notes – An analysis of these top teams is forthcoming on CF360 ... defending NCAA champion Penn State holds down the top spot in both polls and is led by four returning NCAA champions (men's foilist Nick Chinman, men's sabreist Aleksander Ochocki, women's foilist Doris Willette and women's epeeist Anastasia Ferdman) ... Penn State was #2 in the final 2009 USFCS polls (for men and women) while Notre Dame was #1 in both rankings of the final '09 polls (ND went on to be the 2009 NCAA runner-up) ... Columbia is the only other fencing program currently in the top-5 for both men (#5) and women (#4) ... Princeton's surging men's program checks in at #4 in the current poll (the Tiger women are ranked 9th) ... Ohio State's men are ranked #3 but the OSU women are outside the top-5 (6th) ... Harvard's women are a top-5 team (#3) but the Crimson men are ranked 7th ... other programs with both men's and women's team in the top-10 include Pennsylvania (men 6th; women 8th) and Yale (men 9th; women 10th) ... the other top-10 teams: St. John's men (8th), Duke men (10th), Northwestern women (5th) and Temple women (7th) ... see RANKINGS tab for standings in the final 2009 poll (the earlier 2009 polls also are listed below).

Harvard Invitational - Results and Quick Notes

(note – this blog recap has been re-posted; original post from Nov. 29)


Harvard served as host to a rare fall dual meet on Sunday, with the seven-team field headlined by defending NCAA champion, the homestanding Crimson and Princeton (plus UNC, NYU, Vassar and Sacred Heart. The Harvard women (6-0) and Penn State men (5-0) both turned in undefeated records, while the Princeton men (5-1) and PSU women (4-1) both had only one loss (the Harvard men and Princeton women both went 4-2).


The Harvard women – fronted by a pair of sophomores who both were the 2009 NCAA runner-up in their respective weapons (epeeist Noam Mills and sabreist Caroline Vloka) – had the most noteworthy result of the day, edging Penn State's veteran squad by one point (14-13). All three weapons ended in 5-4 scores, with the Crimson women claiming the narrow margin in epee and sabre while PSU took the foil.


Harvard's one-point victory over PSU in women's epee was boosted by a key win in the second bout, as Mills posted a 5-1 win over fellow Israel native Anastasia Ferdman (a senior who beat Mills in the '09 title bout and in the semifinals of last week's Penn State Open). Mills won all three of her bouts vs. Penn State (also 5-3 vs. seniors Keri Byertsand Maria Jao Reis). The Tigers also picked up a pair of key 5-4 wins, as Felicia Sundefeated Reis while fellow freshman Natalie Eldeib edged Byerts.

Sunday's Harvard Duals (Nov. 29) to Feature Penn State & Princeton (7-team field)

The fall semester typically does not feature many key college fencing tournaments – as most of the noteworthy dual meets come in Jan. through March. That trend will chance on Sunday, Nov. 29, when the Harvard Duals will feature several of the nation's top teams and  numerous elite individual fencers. In addition to the host Crimson, the seven-team field will include defending NCAA champion Penn State and the up-and-coming Princeton squad, along with North Carolina, Vassar and Sacred Heart.


College Fencing 360 will be tracking this bonus fall event and will be posting updates on the CF360 blog, the Twitter feed and the free text-message updates.


Here's Sunday schedule for the Harvard Duals: 

Round 1 (10:00 a.m.)
Penn State vs. NYU ... Harvard vs. Sacred Heart ... North Carolina vs. Princeton

Round 2 (11:00 a.m.)
Penn State vs. North Carolina ... Princeton vs. NYU ... Vassar vs. Harvard

Round 3 (12 p.m.)
Penn State vs. Harvard ... Sacred Heart vs. North Carolina ... Vassar vs.NYU 

Round 4 (1:30 p.m.)
Penn State vs. Princeton ... Harvard vs. North Carolina ... Vassar vs.Sacred Heart

Round 5 (2:30 p.m.)
Penn State vs. Sacred Heart ... North Carolina vs. NYU ... Vassar vs.Princeton

Round 6 (3:30 p.m.)
Harvard vs. NYU ... Princeton vs. Sacred Heart ... Vassar vs.North Carolina

Round 7 (4:30 p.m.)
Harvard vs. Princeton ... NYU vs. Sacred Heart ... Vassar vs. Penn State

Penn State Open Recap #4 - Men's Sabre

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)

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Notre Dame junior Avery Zuck (left) emerged from the pool rounds at the Penn State Open as the top seed and went on to post four more  wins to win the title.


Two fencers currently listed in the top-10 of the USFA national men's sabre rankings – Notre Dame junior All-American Avery Zuck (Beaverton, Ore.) and Harvard sophomore Valentin Staller (Old Field, N.Y.) – met in the men's sabre final bout at the recent Penn State Open (Nov. 22), with Zuck posting the 15-10 victory. Unlike in the earlier women's events – when several of the top seeds failed to reach the semifinals or title bouts – both of the top-two seeds advanced all the way through the direct-elimination, as Zuck had claimed the #1 seed (42-fencer field) following his strong showing in the pool bouts, while Staller was the #2.


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Avery Zuck (pictured on the right of this photo) narrowly missed the NCAA semifinals eight months earlier (also at Penn State), finishing 5th ('09 NCAAs photo by Pete LaFleur/CF360).

Penn State Open Recap #3 - Women's Epee

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)

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PSU senior Anastasia Ferdman (left) won the Penn State Open women's epee title for the second time


A familiar face finished atop Saturday's women's epee competition at Penn State's annual Max Garret Open, as PSU senior Anastasia Ferdman (Maalot, Israel) won the event for the second time in her career (also '07). Ferdman – who eight months earlier had won the NCAA women's epee title (also on the Penn State campus) – finished in the top-5 at the Penn State Open in all four seasons of her career (4th in '06; 5th in '08).


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Israel natives Anastasia Ferdman (right) and Noam Mills (left) – who met in the 2009 NCAA title bout (pictured) – faced off again during last weekend's Penn State Open semifinals (photo by Pete LaFleyr/CF360).


Ferdman faced a fellow senior, Temple two-time All-American Kristin Howell (San Antonio, Texas), in the title matchup and survived a tight bout that ended 15-14. Earlier in the day, Ferdman had emerged from the pool round as the #4 seed heading into the direct-elimination. She then defeated the #13 seed, Northwestern senior Joanna Niklinska (Grander, Ind.) in the round-of-16 (15-6) before topping another Wildcats senior, three-time All-American Christa French (#5 seed; Southlake, Texas) in a 15-9 quarterfinal. Ferdman – likewise a three-time All-American (4th at '07 NCAAs; 6th in '08) – ended up facing three fellow All-Americans in her four DE bouts, with the semifinals producing another thrilling 15-14 bout. That bout came versus the top seed, Harvard sophomore and fellow Israeli Noam Mills (Kfar Saba, Israel), who also had faced Ferdman in the 2009 NCAA final (15-9).

Penn State Open Recap #2 - Women's Foil

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)


Saturday's women's foil title bout at the Penn State Max Garret Open featured a rematch of the final in the 2009 NCAAs (also held at PSU) – with Penn State senior Doris Willette (Lafayette, Calif.) again besting Notre Dame junior Hayley Reese (Crestwood, Ky.), 15-6.

  

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Penn State senior (jr.-eligibility) Doris Willette (left) repeated as the women's foil champion at the Penn State Open.


Willette – a two-time NCAA champion (also '07) and member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team – earned the #4 seed after the pool bouts (56-fencer field) and followed with a close win over Ohio State sophomore Allison Henvick (San Francisco, Calif.), in the direct-elimination (15-12; round-of-16). Her path to the title also included a 15-10 quarterfinal vs. Temple freshman Mikayla Varadi (Beaverton, Ore.) and a dominating win (15-1) over Ohio State junior Oksana Dmytruk (Kiev, Ukraine), who was the 2007 NCAA runner-up and placed 3rd at the '08 NCAAs. Willette then went on to defeat Reese and win the Penn State Open for the second straight year.

Penn State Open Recap #1 - Women's Sabre

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegefencing360.com)


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Notre Dame's Sarah Borrmann (left) improved on her 5th-place finish from the 2008 Penn State Open.


Notre Dame junior Sarah Borrmann (Beaverton, Ore.) – the 2008 NCAA runner-up (13th in '09) – won the women's sabre competition on Saturday (Nov. 21) at Penn State's annual Max Garret Open. Borrmann defeated Harvard sophomore Caroline Vloka (the '09 NCAA runner-up) in a 15-11 title bout that saw the #4 seed beat the #3.


After advancing through the pool rounds in the 45-fencer field, Borrmann was the #4 seed in the direct elimination and posted a 15-9 win over the #13 seed, Ohio State sophomore Margarita Tschomakova (Bonn, Germany), in the round-of-16. Tschomakova earned All-America honors as a freshman, after placing 9th at the 2009 NCAAs. Borrmann went on to register a 15-8 quarterfinal win over 12th-seeded Penn State freshman Jessica Russo (Wayne, Pa.) before knocking off the #8 seed, Princeton freshman Joanna Cichomski (Hoffman Estates, Ill.), in a 15-12 semifinal. Borrmann placed 23rd at the 2007 Penn State Open and finished 5th at the event one year ago ('08).

Summer Fencing Update (men's epee)

The past few weeks have provided numerous national fencing tournaments featuring current collegiate men's epeeists (as well as some incoming college fencers and noteworthy college-fencing alums). Here's a rundown for some of the recent tournament action, plus some updated notes on the national/international rankings and results:


(Note: CF360 is in the process of confirming official college commitments; a handful that have been confirmed are referenced below.)


SUMMER NATIONALS (late-June/early-July; Grapevine, TX)

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HARVARD ALUM UNGAR CLAIMS TITLE – Recent Harvard standout Benji Ungar won the Summer Nationals D-1 (overall) men's epee  title, a few months after reaching the NCAA semifinals (where he lost to current Princeton fencer Graham Wicas) ... Ungar – the 2006 NCAA champion – was a fifth-year fencer at Harvard in 2009 and had been a leading member of Harvard's 2006 NCAA team championship squad ... the Bronx native entered Summer Nationals seeded 44th but surged to the #6 seed in round-2, thanks to a 4-1 opening record (+10 indicators) during his bouts in pool-8 ... Ungar's only pool-round loss came versus Princetone incoming freshman Jonathan Yergler (4-5), with noteworthy wins over Air Force rising senior All-American Peter French (5-3) and Notre Dame signee James Kaull (5-4), plus 5-1 victories over Travis Exum and Robert Reed ... Ungar went on to post direct-elimination wins over Dylan Bethel (15-9; round-of-32) and Garrett Carnahan (15-6), followed by a quarterfinal victory over recent St. John's All-American Benjamin Bratton (15-11) and a 15-12 semifinal against his former college teammate James Hawrot (a rising soph.) ... the championship bout featured two fencers who both had been seeded outside the top-36: Ungar (44th) and 17-year-old Michael Raynis (38th), who ironically will be a senior this fall at Harvard (no connection)-Westlake High School in southern California ... Ungar emerged with the title and now is listed 25th in the USFA national men's epee rankings (as of July 20).

Penn Selects Andy Ma As New Fencing Coach

CF360 BLOG IS BACK – Apologies to all you college fencing fans for some downtime over the past few weeks here at CollegeFencing360.com. We have been busy helping out on sister-site CollegeBaseball360.com, in addition to taking a break for things like work and family. The site will  be gearing back up throughout the summer and into the fall – including coverage of the Summer Nationals that start tomorrow (July 3).  .  .  .  It's hard to believe that rounghly two-and-a-half months have elapsed since Penn announced the resignation of Dave Micahnik, but we all warmly welcome Andy Ma to the small - but elite - fraternity of college fencing head coaches. CF360 will be compiling a full feature story on Ma (in addition to the promised final tribute to the Micahnik era), complete with insight from those who know Ma best (feel free to send us your suggestions for people to interview).

 

We are eager to see if Ma can help continue Penn's momentum from the 2009 season. What would it take for him to steadily compile a program that could rise to a national-title contender? Since 1993 (when Columbia took home the title), only one Ivy League school has been the NCAA Combined Fencing champion (Harvard, in '06). During that 16-year span, only four other schools (Penn State 9, Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 2, and St. John's 1) have returned to their campuses as the NCAA fencing team champion. CF360 will be taking an an in-depth look at the Penn fencing program – past, present and future. ...

Micahnik Retirement Ends 35-Year Era at Penn

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Longtime University of Pennsylvania fencing head coach Dave Micahnik recently announced his retirement, ending one of the more noteworthy coaching eras in the history of collegiate fencing. Micahnik had been the coach at his alma mater for 35 years, spanning parts of four decades, with the Quakers amassing numerous team and individual accomplishments during that span.

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(Note: an overview highlighting the Micahnik era at Penn is coming soon to the CF360 blog – it will recap some of the program's top teams and fencers over the past 35 years.)

 

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Ron Miller (North Carolina)


Only three current college coaches – North Carolina's Ron Miller (42 years), Yale's Henry Harutunian (40) and Temple's Nikki Franke (37; women's team)   – have led the varsity fencing programs at their current school for longer than Micahnik's 35-year run. Four other have coached at their current school for 30-plus years: Linda Vollkommer-Lynch (35; Steven Tech women), George Kolombatovich (31; Columbia) and Laurie Schiller (31; Northwestern women). There also are four other current coaches above the

Decade Dominators: NCAA Four-Time Medal-Round Participants

CollegeFencing360.com is completing research for a tribute story to Dave Micahnik, who recently announced his retirement following 35 years as the head fencing coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Based on CF360's preliminary research, it appears that only two current coaches – North Carolina's Ron Miller (42 years) and Yale's Henry Harutunian (40) – have been directing the same NCAA varsity men's fencing program longer than Micahnik (Nikki Franke just completed her 37th season as head coach of the Temple women's fencing team).


Penn produced numerous elite fencers during the Micahnik era, including recent foilist Ron Berkowsky – one of only eight fencers nationwide to be a four-year, first-team All-American (top-4/medal round) during the current decade. Berkowsky was the NCAA runner-up in 2007 and '08, after placing fourth in 2005 and third in '06. The other seven on that exclusive list of four-time NCAA medal-round fencers include: St. John's men's epeeist Alex Roytblatt ('98-'01) and sabreist Ivan Lee (2000-03); Penn State women's epeeist Stephanie Eim ('99-'02) and men's foilist Non Panchan ('01-'04); Notre Dame women's foilist Alicja Kryczalo ('02-'05), Wayne State women's epeeist Anna Garina ('04-'07) and Columbia women's sabreist Emily Jacobson ('05-'08).

More Updates/Features, etc. Coming Soon ...

The CollegeFencing360 blog took a much-needed break for a couple days, but things will be cranking back up over the next few days – and on throughout the summer months, as well.


CF360 has received several inquiries/requests in regards to recruiting information ... and the answer is "yes," there will be information coming to the site about where the top incoming fencers (U.S.) and international will be fencing in the 2009-10 academic year. Unfortunately, collecting the  information is not nearly as easy or conventional as in most NCAA sports. There will be emphasis on passing on confirmed/official information, rather than second-hand/rumors, and CF360 will play a part in confirming the official nature of this information (CF360 may even compile formal press releases and "mini-bios" for some of the incoming fencers, if there is not already a similar release that has been posted).


So, stay tuned ... and thanks to the more than 6,000 of you unique visitors who have visited the site over the past three months.

Women's Epee Team Recap (JWCs)

The final day of the 2009 Junior World Championships (April 16) featured four different U.S. college fencers competing in the women's epee team event (the second-most collegians in any of the six weapons, trailing only the six in men's sabre). Notre Dame sophomore Eva Nelip proved to be the most successful of the 15 total U.S. collegians who competed in the '09 JWCs, as Nelip placed second in both the individual and team events for women's epee (Poland lost the gold-medal match by a single point, in overtime).


Another ND fencer, freshman Courtney Hurley, and Princeton freshman Susannah Scanlan played key roles in the third-place finish by the United States women's epee team, while Penn State freshman Nina Westman and her Sweden teammates placed eighth (a rundown of each team's matches follows below). Hurley was +11 in touches (49-38) during the four U.S. team matches, while Scanlan was -9 (45-54) and Westman won 11 of 20 touches (+2) in Sweden's two matches.


Hurley currently is ranked second among the world's under-20 women's epeeists, while Nelip is third, Scanlan 19th and Westman 25th.

Men's Foil Team Recap (JWCs)

Two current college freshmen – Notre Dame's Gerek Meinhardt and Penn State's Miles Chamley-Watson – combined with U.S. high-schoolers Alex Masialas and Zain Shaito to finish second on Monday in the men's foil team competition at the Junior World Championships. Meinhardt, ranked 14th in the world (among all men's foilists), went 57-48 (+11) in his touches during the four team matches while Chamley-Waton (ranked 6th among the world's under-20 men's foilists) was 47-44 (+3). Three days earlier, Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif.) had reached the semifinal round in the individual competition, while Chamley-Watson (Philadelphia, Pa.) placed 10th.


The second-ranked United States had a first-round bye before posting a seven-point win over #18 Egypt (45-38). Meinhardt (15-11) and Chamley-Watson (15-13) led the Americans in wins vs. Egypt, with Masialas (10-10) also posting double-digit wins while Shaito went 5-4 in his lone bout. Egypt's Alaa El Din El Sayad – who placed 17th in the Jr. World individual competition – went 22-15 vs. the Americans: 7-5 vs. Masialas (round-2), 9-5 vs. Chamley Watson (rd-6) and 6-5 vs. Meinhardt (rd-9).

ND's Meinhardt/PSU's Chamley-Watson Lead U.S. to World M-Foil Runner-Up (ND's Nelip/Poland Lose W-Epee Final by One Touch; ND's Hurley/Princeton's Scanlan Third with U.S. W-Epee)

Monday's final day of action at the Junior World Championships featured six U.S. collegians  and produced some thrilling finishes, in the men's foil and women's epee competition. Most notably, Notre Dame's Gerek Meinhardt and Penn State's Miles Chamley-Watson led the United States men's foil team to a runner-up finish while ND sophomore Ewa Nelip and her Poland teammates lost the women's epee gold-medal bout on a touch in overtime (vs. Russia). The U.S. women's epeeists – featuring ND freshman Courtney Hurley and Princeton freshman Susannah Scanlan – won the third-place matchup, while Penn State freshman Nina Westman and her Sweden teammates ended up in eighth place.


Meinhardt went 57-48 (+11) in touches and Chamley-Watson was 47-44 (+3) during the four U.S. men's foil matches on Monday, which included wins over #18  Egypt (45-38), #10 Japan (45-26) and #2 Russia (43-42), plus the gold-medal loss to top-ranked Italy (45-34). Meinhardt and Russia's Dmitry Zherebchenko traded 12 touches in the ninth and final round of that semifinal showdown, with Meinhardt then scoring the final point in overtime.

U.S. W-Sabre Places 8th, M-Epee 11th at JWCs

BELFAST – Easter Sunday action at the 2009 Junior World Championships featured team competition in two weapons, with Team USA placing 8th in women's sabre and 11th in men's epee. The U.S. women's sabre team features two college freshmen – Harvard's Caroline Vloka (the '09 NCAA runner-up) and fellow All-American Monica Aksamit of Penn State. Stanford freshman Kevin Mo is the oldest member of the U.S. men's foil team at this event.


The #9-seeded U.S. women's sabreists posted a mild upset over #8 South Korea (45-38) before losing to top-ranked Ukraine in the quarterfinals (37-45). Ukraine had moved on to the gold-medal match and was set to battle #2 Italy for the title.


The U.S. men's epeeists fell several spots shy of their #6 seed, after opening with a 45-25 win over #27 Honk Kong but then losing to upstart #11 Hungary, 29-45 (Hungary added a quarterfinal upset victory over #3 Russia, 45-21, and was next set to battle #2 Ikraine in the semifinals).


Monday's final day of action will feature the team competition in men's foil and women's epee, with a total of six U.S. collegians likely to compete in those events.

Women's Epee Recap (Jr. World Champ.)

BELFAST – Four U.S. college fencers competed in Friday's women's epee competition at the Junior World Championships, led by a runner-up finish for Notre Dame sophomore Ewa Nelip (competing for her native Poland). Two members of the U.S. team – ND freshman Courtney Hurley (11th) and Princeton freshman Susannah Scanlan (16th) – also finished in the top-16, while Penn State freshman Nina Westman (Sweden) placed 36th.


The Notre Dame duo of Hurley and Nelip now are listed 2-3 on the FIE world under-20 women's epee rankings (Hurley entered the tournament #2, while Nelip was 14th). Westman was ranked 12th prior to the Junior Worlds (now 25th), while Scanlan moved up from 24th to 19th.


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NELIP (Katowice, Poland) – who has reached the NCAA semifinals in each of the past two years – opened the '09 Junior Worlds by winning all five of her bouts in pool-13 (+11)., highlighted by a 5-2 bout with Sweden's Emma Vaggo (who entered the week ranked 20th among the world's u-20 women's epeeists). Her other opening bouts included a 5-3 victory over Latvia's Anastasija Trjasko, plus 5-1 wins over Croatia's Roberta Ilijasev, Canada's Gabrielle Lavoie    Canada and  the USA's Francesca Bassa.

Men's Foil Recap (Jr. World Champ.)

BELFAST – Two elite men's foilists who competed in the 2009 NCAA medal round – Notre Dame's Gerek Meinhardt and Penn State's Miles Chamley-Watson – turned in top-10 finishes on Friday at the Junior World Championships. Meinhardt (the '09 NCAA runner-up) overcame a slow start to reach the semifinals, while Chamley-Watson lost in the round-of-16 and finished 10th among the huge 116-fencer field.


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MEINHARDT – who competed in the 2008 Olympics and entered the week ranked 14th among the world's men's foilists (for all age groups) – managed only a 3-2 record /+6 in his pool-13 bouts, with a shutout victory over South Africa's Skye Pym-Siljeur and 5-1 wins over China's Min Chen (the eventual 27th-place finisher) and Bolivia's Diego Maldonado (86th). The San Francisco native lost a 1-5 bout against Italy's Alessio Focani, who was ranked 15th among the world's u-20 men's foilists and went on to join Meinhardt among the semifinalists (Meinhardt's other pool loss came vs. Latvia's Davids Gasilovskis, 2-5).

Columbia's Ross Leads U.S. Juniors to Women's Foil World Title

BELFAST– Columbia University sophomore Nicole Ross – a two-time All-American who placed third at the 2008 NCAAs (5th in '09) – paced the United States women's foil team to an impressive gold-medal finish today at the Junior World Championships. Ross (New York, N.Y.) went 18-5 over her final two rounds, helping the U.S. overcome an early 11-16 deficit and go on to defeat Italy in the gold-medal match (45-40). Elite high-school-aged fencers Nzigha Prescod and Lee Kiefer joined Ross in the  championship effort.


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The title showdown yielded a battle between the world's top-ranked u-20 women's foil teams (Italy #1, U.S. #2), with Prescod ranked #2 individually while Italy's three feners occupy the 3-4-5 spots: Martina Batini, Alice Volpi and Valentina DeCostanzo (Ross currently is #23 and Kiefer 33rd). In Wednesday's individual competition, Volpi finished as the runner-up, Badini reached the semifinals, Prescod was 9th, Ross 9th, DeCostanzo 12th and Kiefer 18th.


Kiefer won four of the five final points vs. Volpi in Saturday's round-4, cutting Italy's lead to 15-17. Prescod then maintained the two-point deficit (20-22), after splitting 10 touches against DeCostanzo in round-5. Ross – who was -2 earlier in the day vs. DeCostanzo – then thrust the U.S. into the lead, going 9-3 vs. Batini for a 29-25 team score.

World Juniors Recap (m-epee; w-sabre)

BELFAST– Thursday's bouting at the Junior World Championships featured three U.S. college freshmen in action, with Harvard's Caroline Vloka placing 10th in the women's sabre competition while Penn State's Monica Aksamit was 29th (Stanford's Kevin Mo finished 26th in the men's epee event).


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VLOKA (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) – the 2009 NCAA runner-up – won all six of her opening bouts, in pool-7, with a +17 indicators. Her most noteworthy early win came vs. Italy's Rossella Gregoria (5-3), who entered the tournament ranked 8th among the world's under-20 women's sabreists (Gregoria ended up placing 25th at the Junior World Championship). Vloka's other pool-round wins included a 5-2 victory over the eventual 8th-place finisher, Romania's Mihaela Bulica. She also posted 5-1 wins vs. Russia's Olga Telezhkina and Great Britain's Sophie Williams, along with a 5-2 victory against Bolivia's Gabriela Ramos and a tight bout with Japan's Haruka Odajima (5-4). Vloka ended up facing Telezhkina again in the direct-elimination (15-9) before losing a round-of-16 bout to Hungary's Reka Peto, 11-15. Peto, who entered the week ranked 5th in the world (among u-20 WS), went on to reach the semifinals.

ND's Nelip (WE) and Meinhardt (MF) Reach Junior World Championship Medal Rounds

BELFAST– Friday's action at the Junior World Championships featured the final individual events, with six U.S. college fencers in action. Two elite entrants from Notre Dame – women's epeeist Ewa Nelip (Katowice, Poland) and men's foilist Gerek Meindardt (San Francisco, Calif.) – both reached the medal rounds of their respective weapons, with Nelip finishing as the runner-up while Meinhardt lost in the semifinals.


Women's epee featured the second-most U.S. college fencers (4) of any weapon at this event, trailing only the five entered in men's sabre. Team USA members Courtney Hurley (ND; 11th) and Susannah Scanlan (Princeton; 16th) both reached the women's epee round-of-16, with Penn State's Nina Westman (Sweden) placing 36th. Another Penn State fencer, men's foilist Miles Chamley-Watson, nearly reached the round-of-16 and ended up in 10th place.


Each of the fencers listed above will be in action on Monday, in the team portion of the event. Check back to the blog for complete details recapping the U.S. collegian bouts from the past two days (see post below for info. from Wednesday's men's sabre and women's foil competition).

Video Updates ...

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SJU's Homer Claims Bronze at Junior World Championships

An assortment of (at least) 15 collegiate fencers are in the process of competing at the 2009 Junior World Championships, a six-day event being held in Ireland at the Jordanstown campus (seven miles outside of Belfast). CF360 has been able to confirm 15 fencers from U.S. college varsity programs who are competing in this elite event, with those 15 including 11 on the United States team, plus one each from Brazil, Canada, Poland and Sweden.


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Through the first two days of individual competition (women's foil, men's epee, and men's and women's sabre), four U.S. college fencers have placed in the top-16 - led by a bronze-medal finish for St. John's freshman men's sabreist Daryl Homer (pictured). Other top-16 finishers include Columbia sophomore women's foilist Nicole Ross (9th), Harvard freshman women's sabreist Caroline Vloka (10th) and Notre Dame sophomore men's sabreist Avery Zuck (16th). A couple weeks ago, Homer and Vloka both finished as NCAA runner-up in their respective weapons (Zuck placed fifth in the round-robin standings, narrowly missing a spot in the medal round).

Clarification About CF360 Video/NCAA Policies

Just to clarify for CF360 visitors, this site was created at the initial request of the college fencing coaches in order to bring more publicity, clarity, historical archiving, etc., to their sport. We've also branched out with video offerings from the NCAAs, but this all is experimental at this point and basically a bonus offering. One thing to keep in mind is that the NCAA significantly limits the amount of video footage that an outside/non-rights-holder can post online. This is their policy for all sports – so, essentially, this policy limits the possibility for increased visibility of the sport (ESPN is a primary rightsholder, but doesn't provide any coverage).


We are experimenting with posting the highest-quality video possible, while trying to make sure that most people can view it on different browsers/connection speeds, etc. Please let us know if you are having trouble viewing videos. For now, we will be adding secondary versions that will be lower quality but can run at lower speeds.

Exclusive NCAA Women's Sabre Video (Schneider-Ward and Vloka-Ward)

Some more exclusive NCAA video to pass along – fast-moving women's sabre action from the medal round, highlighting the final two bouts for champion Becca Ward:


CLICK HERE   for NCAA semifinal between Daria Schneider and Becca Ward

CLICK HERE   for NCAA final between Caroloine Vloka and Becca Ward


Duke freshman Becca Ward (the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist) lost only a handful of bouts throughout the college season, capped by her victory at the NCAAs. Ward went 22-1 in the NCAA round-robin (her only loss came vs. another top freshman, Penn State's Monica Aksamit) and then faced a big challenge in the semifinals, vs. Columbia junior and '07 NCAA champion Daria Schneider (that bout was tied 8-8, but Ward won seven of the final eight points for a 15-9 win). She then faced yet another elite rookie, Harvard's Caroline Vloka, in the title bout – and Ward closed with a dominating 15-4 victory. 

CF360 to Unveil Top-10 "Dream Teams" of the Decade

When Penn State won the 2009 NCAA title with 195 points (the 12 fencers went a combined 195-82 in their round-robin bouts), the questions arose: How does this team stack up against other elite teams in the NCAA's six-weapon era? (since 2000) Add in the fact that PSU's 2009 team became the first ever to produce four individual champions, and the '09 Nittany Lions certainly would be on the short list of top college fencing teams in the current decade.


CollegeFencing360.com has embarked on the challenge of evaluating the "dream teams" of the decade. We have focused in on 11 different teams – five that posted 190-plus points, five others that had 180-plus and Notre Dame's 2005 team, which totaled only 173 points but won the title with only 11 fencers (led by arguably the top six-fencer women's unit in the history of the NCAAs).


The criteria used for rating these dream teams includes the following:

• Team victory total/points in the round-robin
• Team win pct. in the round-robin (some years had bouts vacated) 
• Team indicator total in the round-robin
• Number of All-Americans (top-12)  
• Number of medal-round fencers (top-4)
• Individual champions and runners-up 
• #1 finishers/seeds from round-robin
• Balanced contributions between men's and women's entrants 
• Balanced contributions from all six weapon groups
• Dominant weapon groups
• Quality of opposition 
• Victory margin
• Intangibles (led every day, big comeback, past history, team rivalries, etc.)
• Career accomplishments of individuals (NCAA appearances, All-America, medal-round, champion, Olympian, etc.)
• Input from coaches and other college-fencing experts

Slava Zingerman Audio Interview

Wayne State junior men's epeeist Slava Zingerman (pictured below) etched his place in NCAA fencing history on March 20, winning his third straight NCAA title (see earlier blog postings about three/four-time NCAA champs; also see HISTORY tab). 


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Originally from Noyabursh, Russia, Zingerman immigrated with his family to Israel when he was six years old. His current hometown of Ashkelon features Israel's largest fencing club. Zingerman served in the Israeli military before enrolling at Wayne State as a 22-year-old freshman ... and going on to become a three-time NCAA champion.


Shortly after winning the 2009 NCAA men's epee title, Zingerman was able to take a few minutes for an audio interview with CF360 editor Pete LaFleur. A link to the audio and a text transcript follow below. (Look for more on Zingerman's historical achievements – plus a full recap of the men's epee competition, complete with photos and video footage – coming soon to the CF360 blog.) 


CLICK HERE  for link to audio version of the Zingerman interview.

Exclusive Video Footage: Cross-vs.-Willette (NCAA w-foil semifinal)

(note that the linked video has been sized down for quicker online loading)

Relive this classic showdown between a pair of former NCAA women's foil champions – Harvard fifth-year senior Emily Cross ('05 NCAA champ) and Penn State junior Doris Willette ('07 champion) – who also were members of the four-fencer team that comprised the U.S. women's foil contingent at the 2008 Olympic Games, in Beijing. Willette held leads of 3-1, 4-2 and 6-4, but Cross surged to a 7-6 lead before Willette tied the bout late in the third period. Cross had "priority" during the 1:00 overtime (meaning she would be declared the winner, if no touch was scored in OT) – but Willette won in the most thrilling fashion (8-7), scoring her touch with only 0:01 left on the clock (winning touch included in the footage).


CF360 founder/editor Pete LaFleur was on hand to document portions of the Cross-Willette bout, along with the other women's foil foil semifinal and both women's epee semifinals (all of which took place at the same time!). More great video is coming to the site – all linked on the EXCLUSIVE VIDEO tab (we also will provide a heads-up on the CF360 Blog whenever new video/photos are posted).

Penn State Coach Kaidanov Reflects On NCAA Title

Emmanuil Kaidanov (pictured below) – who just completed his 27th season as head fencing coach at  Penn State – sat down with CF360 editor Pete LaFleur to reflect on his program's 11th NCAA combined team title, spanning the past 20 years.


CLICK HERE  for link to audio version of this interview 

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CF360: "How does this championship compare to the other 10?"


EK: "Every championship is unique. To win this championship is the same feeling as to win the very first one. It is a great feeling of accomplishment, happiness for the kids that achieved the pinnacle of their desire. And also, four individual champions – it's unbelievably great. Practically everybody that fenced in the final won gold medal. I don't think it's possible to repeat [that feat], at least not probably in my lifetime. 


"It's a great, great feeling of achieving something really big. And, besides, the number of victories [195] is repetition of our best record. The second[-best] result was shared with Ohio State – 194 victories. But we repeated our victories with 195 at the championships.

Penn State Video/Audio Interview Links

Here are links to video/audio clips currently available via the "EXCLUSIVE VIDEO" sidebar tab. You can access the video/audio files via that main page, or simple click on the links below. (Note that these video files have been adjusted, for quicker loading/playing). More video – action and interviews – still to come.


(1) NICK CHINMAN – The Penn State junior discusses winning the 2009 NCAA men's foil title, his introduction to fencing in his hometown of Boulder, Colo., the benefits of being part of the Nittany Lion fencing tradition – and more (3/21/09).


(2) ALEKSANDER OCHOCKI – The Penn State freshman reflects on winning the 2009 men's sabre championship.


(3) EMMANUIL KAIDANOV  (audio only) – The longtime Penn State coach was gracious enough to take 10 minutes with CollegeFencing360, reflecting on PSU's 2009 NCAA championship. (Note that a typed transcript of this interview will be posted on the CF360 blog ... we also will be archiving all of the NCAA coverage in one place, for easy reference in the future.)

Fencing Factoids - '09 NCAAs (#2) ... "Dynamic Duos"

Here's a look at the best teammate combinations at the 2009 NCAA Fencing Championships, based on three different categories (combined wins; combined indicators; and combined placement).


When factoring in all three categories, CollegeFencing360 recognizes these five as the top NCAA Championship duos for 2009:

(1) Penn St. M-Sabre, 37-9/+87  (1st-Aleksander Ochocki 19-4/+39;  4th-Daniel Bak 18-5/+48)
(2) Penn St. W-Foil, 36-10/+70  (1st-Doris Willette 20-3/+57;  7th-Allison Glasser 16-7/+34)
(3) Notre Dame W-Epee, 38-6/+72  (3rd-Courtney Hurley 21-2/+36;  4th-Ewa Nelip 17-6/+36)
(4) PSU M-Foil, 36-10/+70  (1st-Nick Chinman 17-6/+23; 3rd-Miles Chamley-Watson 19-4/+56)
(5) Ohio St. M-Sabre, 35-11/+83  (3rd-Mike Momtselidze 19-4/+60;  8th-Matt Sterns 16-7/+230


MOST COMBINED ROUND-ROBIN WINS (2009 NCAAs)
Notes: The 17 groups below (30-plus wins) include: four each from Penn State and Notre Dame, three from Ohio State, two from St. John's, and one each from Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Wayne State; also four in men's sabre and women's foil, three in women's sabre, and two in men's foil, women's epee and two men's epee.

Fencing Factoids - '09 NCAAs (#1) ... "Best of the Best"

The 2009 NCAA Fencing Championships showcased 145 of the nation's elite collegiate fencers, with 24 of them reaching the various medal rounds. In some cases, even fencers who fell short of their weapon's "final-4" ranked among the best in the tournament – based on victory total and/or "indicators" (total-point differential).


The two lists included below show the fencers who posted the most round-robin wins and the top indicator scores (both sampled from all six weapon groups). There also are some brief notes, summarizing these "best-of-the-best" rankings.


MOST ROUND-ROBIN WINS (2009 NCAAs)

22-1/+77 ... Becca Ward  (Women's Sabre, Duke ... Fr.; Portland, OR)

22-2/+67 ... Oksana Dmytruk  (Women's Foil, Ohio State ... So.; Kiev, Ukraine)


21-2/+52 ... Noam Mills  (Women's Epee, Harvard ... Fr.; Kfar Saba, Israel)

21-2/+36 ... Courtney Hurley  (Women's Epee, Notre Dame ... Fr.; San Antonio, TX)

21-3/+57 ... Emily Cross   (Women's Foil, Harvard ... 5th-Yr. Sr.; New York, NY)


20-3/+53 ... Caroline Vloka  (Women's Sabre, Harvard ... Fr.; Upper Saddle River, NJ)

20-4/+57 ... Doris Willette (Women's Foil, Penn State ... Jr.; Lafayette, CA)

Women's All-Americans/Final Standings

2009 NCAA Fencing Women's Foil Final Standings

First Team All-Americans
1. 
Doris Willette (Penn State; Jr.; Lafayette, CA) ... 20-4/+57
2. Hayley Reese  (Notre Dame; So.; Crestwood, KY) ... 19-5/+48
3. Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State; So.; Kiev, Ukraine)  ... 22-2/+67
4. Emily Cross (Harvard; 5th-Yr.-Sr.; New York, N.Y.)  ... 21-3/+57

(Willette beat Cross in the semifinals, 8-7 in OT, and Reese in the final, 15-5 ... Reese def. Dmytruk in the other semifinal, 13-11)


Second Team All-Americans
5. 
Nicole Ross (Columbia; So.; New York, N.Y.)  ... 19-5/+44
6. Samantha Nemecek (Northwestern; Sr.; Caledonia, MI)  ... 17-7/+32
7. Allison Glasser (Penn State, Sr.; Piedmont, CA)  ... 16-8/+34
8. Katharine Pitt (Yale; Fr.; New York, NY)  ... 15-9/+7

Third Team All-Americans
Adi Nott (Notre Dame; Sr.; Pittsford, NY)  ... 14-10/+16
10. Melissa Parker (Temple; Jr.; Austin, TX)  ... 12-12/E
11. Sophie Ciaravino (NYU; So.; North Wales, PA)  ... 12-12/-41
12. Pilar Alicea (UC San Diego; Jr.; San Francisco, CA) ... 11-13/-7


Other Entrants
13. 
Devynn Patterson (Northwestern; Fr.; Seattle, WA)  ... 11-13/-10
14. Lucile Jarry (Princeton; Fr.; Larchmont, NY)  ... 11-13/-12
15. Laura Paragano (Penn; Fr.; Verbardsville, NJ)  ... 10-14/-10
16.  Abby Caparros-Janto (Columbia; So.; Maplewood, NJ)  ... 10-14/-11
17. Shelby MacLeod (Harvard; Fr.; Sturbridge, MA)  ... 10-14/-29
18. Lindsay Knauer (Ohio State; Jr.; Medford, NJ)  ... 9-15/-8
19. Alyssa Lomuscio (Fairleigh Dickinson; Fr.)  ... 9-15/-19
20. Jessica Tranquada (Cornell; So.; Stony Brook, NY)  ... 7-17/-19
21. Valeria Makeeva (Yale; Fr.; Roswell, GA) ... 7-17/-27
22. Jessica Wacker (Stanford; Jr.; Saratoga, CA)  ... 6-18/-52
23. Andrea Oliva  (Princeton; Fr.; Pjiladelphia, PA)  ... 5-19/-43
24. Amanda Rysling (NYU; So.; Hermosa Beach, CA)  ... 5-19/-49
25. Nora Szita(St. John's; Jr.)  ... 2-22/-62  

Plenty More Coverage on the Way

Gotta grab some nourishment and hit the road for a bit ... but more to come later today and on through next week (CF360 has a ton of photos, video, audio, historical notes, etc. that you are sure to love – but need a little time to break it all down, digest it, follow up with research ... oh, yes, sleep also would be good, etc.). There also could be even more offerings coming to the site soon ... we'll leave you hanging for now.  

Penn State Caps Perfect Week with Team Title and Unprecedented Four Individual Titles by One School

By Pete LaFleur (editor; CollegeFencing360.com)

(mixture of recap and historical perspective included below ... )


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (3/22/09) – The Penn State fencing program capped a dream week on Sunday by wrapping up the NCAA Combined Men's and Women's Championship while adding two more individual titles (by foilist Doris Willette and epeeist Anastasia Ferdman) for its overflowing trophy case. This marks the 11th time that the Nittany Lions have claimed the NCAA combined team title, in the 20 years since the current format made its debut in 1990.


Penn State also has claimed NCAA combined team titles in 1990, '91, six straight from 1995-2000, '02 and '07. The Nittany Lions now have been the champions twice in the past three years, after a four-year "drought" of not winning the title from 2003-06. During the past 20 years, only five other teams have won the NCAA team title: three by Notre Dame ('94, '03, '05), two each for Columbia ('92, '93) and Ohio State ('04, '08), and one each for St. John's ('01) and Harvard ('06).

Willette, Ferdman & Ward Win Titles

WF Final: Doris Willette (PSU) 15, Hayley Reese (ND) 5
WE Final: Anastasia Ferdman (PSU) 15, Noam Mills (HARV) 9
WS Final: Becca Ward (Duke) 15, Caroline Vloka (HARV) 4

Reese-Willette, Ferdman-Mills to Meet in Foil & Epee Finals

Notre Dame's Hayley Reese and Penn State's Doris Willette will meet in the NCAA women's foil final, while PSU's Anastasia Ferdman and Harvard freshman Noam Mills are the women's epee finalists.


Reese held off Ohio State's Oksana Dmytruk (the '08 NCAA runner-up) in a 13-11 semifinal, while Willette nipped Harvard's Emily Cross, 8-7 in overtime, as the pair of former NCAA champions thrilled the crowd.


Ferdman roared back to knock off ND's Courtney Hurley, 15-13, while Mills also posted a comeback win over an ND fencer (Ewa Nelip), in a 15-13 bout.


CF360 will be collecting video and photos over the next couple hours – stay tuned for continuing coverage throughout the day.

PSU Wins By 13; Semifinals Set for W-Foil & Epee

The round-robin phase is complete at the 2009 NCAAs, with Penn State capturing the team crown (195), followed by Notre Dame (182), Ohio State (165), Columbia (151), Harvard (116), St. John's (115), Penn (103), Princeton (103), Stanford (73) and Yale (68).


The foil semifinals will feature OSU's Oksana Dmytruk (#1 in round-robin) vs. ND's Hayley Reese (#4) and #2 Emily Cross (Harvard) vs. #3 Doris Willette (PSU).


In epee, ND's duo of Ewa Nelip (#4) and Courtney Hurley (#2) both advanced to the medal round. Nelip will face Harvard's Noam Mills (#1) and Hurley will bout against PSU's Anastasia Ferdman (#3).

Penn State Clinches at Least a Share of the Title

With one round left in foil and epee, Penn State has clinched at least a share of the NCAA team title. PSU leads Notre Dame by 13 points (186-173), with the Irish having locked up yet another runner-up finish behind the Nittany Lions. Third-place Ohio State continues to fall back of ND, with 159 points.

Freshmen Ward and Vloka to Meet in W-Sabre Final

This has been an impressive year for freshman women's sabreists across the country, so perhaps it's only fitting that two of the most elite – Duke's Becca Ward and Harvard's Caroline Vloka – will meet in the 2009 NCAA women's sabre final (2:00 p.m. today).


Ward dominated the round-robin phase, losing one bout (22-1) with a +77 in total-point indicators and only 37 touches allowed (1.6 per bout). She then defeated 2007 NCAA champion Daria Schneider (Columbia) in the semifinals, 15-9.


Vloka was second in the round-robin (20-3/+53) and went on to defeat St. John's junior Dagmara Wozniak, in a 15-11 semifinal. Wozniak was third in the round-robin (19-4/+57), narrowly edging Schendier (19-4/+56) by one touch. Yet another freshman, Penn State's Monica Aksamit, missed out on a medal-round spot based on indicators (she was 19-4/+7, seven touches back of Schneider).


Friday's men's sabre final also featured two freshmen, with PSU Aleksander Achocki rallying to edge Daryl Homer of St. John's, 15-14.

Quick Team Standings Update

Midway through Sunday's final day of bouting, Penn State continued to lead (as of 10:35), but its margin over second-place Notre Dame had shrunk to 12 points, 170-158. The Irish also had taken a firmer grip on second, with third-place Ohio State (150) falling 10 points behind ND. Earlier in the day, after one round of foil bouting, PSU's lead on ND actually had grown from 16 points to 20 – but the margin dropped eight points after all three weapons had been in action.


At the time of these standings (170-158-150), Penn State had 30 bouts remaining, while ND still had 32 left to fence. Again, if the Irish can rally to finish one point behind the Nittany Lions, there would be co-champions – since PSU fenced one more men's foil bout than ND (moments before Duke's Dorian Cohen withdrew due to injury).

NCAA Women's Foil (four-round standings)

 Second-day bouting started early (8:30) in women's foil, due to the extra fencer in the field and the resulting four-fencer group. Here's where the 25 fencers stood, following Saturday's four rounds (14-15 bouts per fencer):


2009 NCAA Fencing Women's Foil
(four-round/14-bout standings; nine bouts left on Sunday)  
1. Emily Cross (Harvard) ... 15-0/+42 total-point indicators
2. Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State) ... 13-1/+43
3. Hayley Reese (Notre Dame) ... 12-2/+37
4. Nicole Ross (Columbia) ... 12-3/+29


5. Samantha Nemecek (Northwestern) ... 12-3/+28
6. Doris Willette (Penn State)
 ... 11-4/+28
7. Katharine Pitt (Yale) ... 10-5/+7
8. Allison Glasser (Penn State) ... 9-/+12
9. Adi Nott (Notre Dame) ... 8-6/+7
10. Pilar Alicea (UC San Diego) ... 8-6/+4
11. Melissa Parker (Temple) ... 7-7/-3
12. Abby Caparros-Janto (Columbia)
 ... 7-8/E


13. Devynn Patterson (Northwestern) ... 7-8/-4
14. Shelby MacLeod (Harvard) ... 7-8-17

15. Lindsay Knauer (Ohio State) ... 6-8/-5

16. Sophie Ciarvino (NYU) ... 6-9/
-9
17. Laura Paragano (Penn) ... 5-9/
-7
18. Lucille Jarry (Princeton) ... 5-9/
-13
19. Alyssa Lomuscio (Fairleigh Dickinson) ... 5-10/
-18
20. Jessica Wacker (Stanford) ... 4-11/
-21
21. Amanda Rysling (NYU) ... 3-12/
-26
22. Jessica Tranquada (Cornell) ... 3-12/
-15
23. Valeria Makeeva (Yale) ... 2-13/=26
24. Andrea Oliva (Princeton) ... 1-13/
-28
25. Nora Szita (St. John's) ... 2-13/
-45

CF360 Enters the Video Age

CF360 has worked through the bugs and now is starting to post video coverage from the NCAAs – starting with a video interview of Penn State's Nick Chinman (the 2009 NCAA champion). Stay tuned for more video, to be added to the site throughout the next few days (note that there is an NCAA restriction on the amount of NCAA bouting footage that we can post on the site). We hope that you will enjoy this exciting new addition to the site – as the video is high-quality (shot in original full HD) and should highlight a wide sampling of fencers from throughout the country.


The link to the video interview with Chinman can be accessed via the "EXCLUSIVE VIDEO" left-sidebar tabs.

Women's Epee Saturday Standings

Collegiate epee competitions typically are dominated more by veteran fencers than youngsters, with foil and sabre more likely to see freshmen quickly step into elite status. But Saturday's women's epee bouts at the NCAAs featured freshmen – Notre Dame's Courtney Hurley and Harvard's Noam Mills – holding down the top two spots while fellow rookies also occupied the 5th and 7th-place spots (Princeton's Susannah Scanlan and Columbia's Neely Brandfield-Harvey, respectively).


Hurley – who was "runner-up" to her older sister Kelley in qualifying for the lone U.S. women's epee spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team – went 13-1 on Saturday (+30 on indicators), followed by Mills (12-2/+29), Penn State junior Anastasia Ferdman (12-2/+26) and ND junior Ewa Nelip (11-3/+26). Hurley's only loss came versus Northwestern junior Christa French, while Mills lost to Ferdman (3-5) and Temple's Kristin Howell (4-5). Mills – who fenced in the '08 Olympics for Israel – and Hurley will meet in Sunday's second round (the sixth overall round).

Nittany Lions Sleep on the Lead for Third Straight Night

(note that the paragraph below regarding "vacated" bouts has been adjusted to indicate the potentiality – albeit extremely rare – that there still could be co-team champions, despite the current uneven number of projected total bouts.)


Penn State inched closer to winning the NCAA Combined Men's and Women's Fencing Championship, following Saturday's four rounds of bouting in each of the women's weapons. PSU entered the day with a 14-point cushion over second-place team Ohio State and now has a slightly bigger margin, as the new second-place team (Notre Dame) is 16 points behind the Nittany Lions (156-140). The Irish headed into Saturday trailing nine points behind their regional rival OSU, which now stands a single point behind ND (in third place).


Saturday's "afternoon half" of bouting (two rounds each in foil and epee) produced an impressive string of bouts for Notre Dame, which nearly went unbeaten in that stretch (23-1, compared to 18-6 for PSU and 18-6 by OSU) – as the Irish crept in front of the Buckeyes. Each of the top three teams has 54-56 bouts remaining for Sunday, with PSU likely to claim the title barring what would be an historic comeback by ND or OSU.

Women's Sabre (midway standings)

A blockbuster women's sabre field gathered today for the first four rounds (14 bouts per fencer) at the NCAA Championships. When initially looking solely at the number of returning women's sabreists who competed in the 2008 NCAAs (only seven of the 24 are back), it would appear to be a down year in terms of the depth in this weapon. ... But that's leaving out two key subgroups: Olympic-caliber fencers (who did not fence in the '08 college season) and a crop of talented freshmen.


Three elite women's sabreists – Columbia's Daria Schneider ('07 NCAA champion), Penn State's Caity Thompson ('07 runner-up; 4th in '06) and St. John's standout Dagmara Wozniak (5th in '07) – all have returned to college fencing, after taking a year off to focus on Olympic qualification (Wozniak was a member of the '08 U.S. Olympic squad).


There is another Olympic sabreist – Duke freshman Becca Ward – who has dominated college fencing this season, including her first-place standing today after going 13-1 in the round-robin (the NCAA's final three rounds/nine bouts are on Sunday). Ward brought home bronze individual and team medals from the Beijing Olympics, before embarking on her college career.

Penn State in Driver's Seat

Penn State has widened its lead at the NCAA Fencing Championships, midway through Saturday's bouting in the third day of this four-day event. All three of top contending teams – PSU, Ohio State and Notre Dame – have completed their sabre bouts (four rounds) and half of their bouts in foil and epee (two rounds each).


Penn State entered the day with a 14-point lead on Ohio State and now leads the Buckeyes by 18 (139-121), while third-place Notre Dame (117) has fallen 22 points behind PSU (ND was 14 off the pace heading into Saturday). The Irish have moved one point closer to the Buckeyes, now trailing their Midwest rival by only four.


PSU and OSU both went 18-8 in their sabre bouts on Saturday, while the Irish were only 12-14. Notre Dame has managed to match PSU with 14 epee wins through two rounds – far outdistancing OSU's four wins. The foil competition has been nearly even, with nine wins for PSU, seven by ND and six for OSU.


OSU's slow start in epee helped solidify PSU's grasp on the top spot. The Buckeyes lost all four of their epee bouts vs. Notre Dame and then were swept outright (0-6) in a round featuring Princeton's Jasjit Bhinder and Susannah Scanlan, along with Penn's Stephanie Wheeler.

PSU W-Sabre Goes 3-1 vs. OSU

Continuing with our focus on key bouts, Penn State closed its day in women's sabre by taking three of the four bouts vs. Ohio State. Monica Aksamit posted wins over Margarita Tschomakova (5-3) and Falencia Miller (5-1), while Caity Thompson beat split 5-1 bouts vs. Miller (win) and Tschomakova (loss).


Here's an updated look at the key bouts (final one of the day will be PSU-ND women's foil, in round-3). Note that team leader Penn State has gone 7-5 in its key bouts so far today, while OSU was 3-5 and ND is 6-2 (pending the foil showdown with PSU).


KEY SATURDAY MATCHUPS
Women's Foil: Penn State vs. Ohio State (PSU 2, OSU 2) ... Penn State vs. Notre Dame (round-3)
Women's Epee: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame (ND 4, OSU 0)
Women's Sabre: Penn St. vs. Notre Dame (ND 2, PSU 2) ... Penn St. vs. Ohio St. (PSU 3, OSU 1)

OSU-PSU Split W-Foil Bouts

The women's foil showdown between Penn State and Ohio State left the team standings unchanged, with the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes splitting the four bouts. All four fencers in this tense battled have finished sixth or higher at previous NCAA Championships.

OSU sophomore Oksana Dmytruk (the '08 NCAA runner-up) won both of her bouts, highlighted by a 5-1 victory over 2007 NCAA champion (and '08 U.S. Olympian) Doris Willette. Dmytruk also posted a 5-2 win over Allison Glasser, the 5th-place finisher at the '08 NCAAs. The PSU fencers countered by sweeping Lindsay Knauer (6th at '08 NCAAs), with Willette winning 5-1 and Glasser 5-2.


Here's an updated look at Saturday's key matchups between the top-three contending teams (still to come: ND-PSU foil and PSU-OSU sabre).


KEY SATURDAY MATCHUPS

Women's Foil: Penn State vs. Ohio State (PSU 2, OSU 2) ... Penn State vs. Notre Dame (round-3)

Women's Epee: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame (ND 4, OSU 0)

Women's Sabre: Penn State vs. Notre Dame (ND 2, PSU 2) ... Penn State vs. Ohio State (round-4)

ND Women Go 6-2 in Key Early Bouts

Notre Dame has jumped up in the NCAA fencing team competition, after sweeping Ohio State in the first round of women's epee bouting. Courtney Hurley posted a 2-1 overtime win over Julia Tikhanova and added a 5-2 victory over Miriam Baranov, while Eva Nelip beat both of the OSU fencers in 5-1 bouts.


The Irish – who entered the day five point behind OSU and 14 back of leader Penn State –then held ground by splitting four women's sabre bouts vs. PSU. ND's Sarah Borrmann (the defending NCAA champ) beat Monica Aksamit (5-2) but lost to Caity Thompson by the same score. Eileen Hassett had the reverse split, with a 5-3 win over Thompson but a 1-5 loss to Aksamit.


Note that the key matchup list posted earlier on the blog was a bit off, but is updated below. It's a big day for the PSU women's foilists and sabresits ... (more to come later in the day)


KEY SATURDAY MATCHUPS

Women's Foil: Penn State vs. Ohio State (round-2) ... Penn State vs. Notre Dame (round-3)

Women's Epee: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame (ND 4, OSU 0)

Men's Epee All-Americans

The NCAA men's epee competition concluded on Friday with more of the same, as Wayne State junior Slava Zingerman claimed his third NCAA title with a 15-7 win in the title bout versus Princeton sophomore Graham Wicas. Zingerman earlier had topped Harvard's fifth-year senior Benji Ungar (the '06 NCAA champ) in a 15-11 semifinal, while Wicas won a tense semifinal against Ohio State senior Jason Pryor (15-14).


(medal-stand photo to be added later)


Ohio State was the only team among the top contenders to produce two men's epee All-Americans, as freshman Igor Tolkachev placed 11th. Wayne State also had a pair of All-Americans (junior Mykhaylo Mazur took 9th), as did Air Forice – with sophomore Daniel Trapani (5th) and junior Peter French (7th). 


The four medal-round fencers earned first team All-America status, with the second-teamers including Trapani, French, Penn State senior James Moody (6th), and Yale senior Michael Pearce (8th). Rounding out the All-Americans were third-teamers Mazur, Notre Dame senior Karol Kostka (10th), Tolkachev and Penn senior Ben Wieder.

NCAA Championship Women's "Seeds"

CF360 was able to obtain the final "Fencer Strength Factor" (FSF) numbers that comprised the primary formula used in selecting entrants to the 2009 NCAA Championship. Bear in mind that the  FSF numbers primarily are used to compare fencers from within the same region – thus, the relative nature of these "seeds" can be skewed a bit (fencers who have missed some colllege events, due to international events, also may be seeded below their talent level). Most notably, 2008 Olympians Emily Cross (foil, Harvard) and Becca Ward (sabre, Duke) are "seeded" (albeit hypotheticall) in the middle of their fields – but both clearly can be at the top of their respective podiums on Sunday.


Included below are the 24 NCAA entrants in each of the women's weapons, listed (hypothetically and unofficially) by what their seeding would be based on their final FSF number:


WOMEN'S FOIL NCAA "SEEDS"
1. Oksana Dmytruk (Ohio State)
2. Doris Willette (Penn State)
3. Samantha Nemecek (Northwestern)
4. Nicole Ross (Columbia)

Full NCAA Women's Fencing Bout Matchups Schedule (each weapon, round-by-round)

The full seven-round schedule for the NCAA Fencing Championship women's bouts is included below. First, a few notes:


• Rounds 1-4 are on Saturday (March 21); rounds 5-7 will follow on Sunday (March 22).

• There are 25 fencers (one above the customary 24) in the women's foil field, meaning that one "travel group" has four fencers (group H, with two each from NYU and Columbia). Thus, groups G and H will be facing each other a bit early in Saturday's round-1 (9:40 a.m.), with the other round-1 matchups to start at 10:00. (More later on the 25 foilists issue). Sunday's bouting starts at 9:30, so it's possible round-5 that day for group-H vs. group-B may start a bit early.

• In round-1, each fencer faces her travel partners – plus fencers from another group (all other rounds are simply one group vs. another, in round-robin format).

• Three teams – Penn State (98), Ohio State (93) and Notre Dame (84) – remain in the running for the team title (ND faces a big challenge, but the Irish have several women's fencers who are capable of posting big win totals). Here are the showdown matchups (two-point swings in each bout) slated for Saturday, fittingly one in each round:


KEY SATURDAY MATCHUPS

Women's Foil: Penn State vs. Ohio State (round-2) ... Penn State vs. Notre Dame (round-3)

Women's Epee: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame (round-1)

Women's Sabre: Penn State vs. Notre Dame (round-2) ... Penn State vs. Ohio State (fround-4)

Note: CF360 will quickly post the results of these matchups (listed above), in addition to sending a text-message blast to those who have requested detailed reports.


WOMEN'S FOIL
ROUND-1

Group-A – Penn State's Doris Willette and Allison Glasser; Fairleigh Dickinson's Alyssa Lomuscio

vs.

Group B – Princeton's Lucille Jarry and Andrea Oliva; Penn's Laura Paragano 


Group C – Northwestern's Devynn Patterson and Samantha Nemecek; Stanford's Jessica Wacker

vs.

Group D – Notre Dame's Adi Nott and Hayley Reese; Temple's Melissa Parker  


Group E – Ohio State's Oksana Dmytruk and Lindsay Knauer; UCSD's Pilar Alicea

vs.

Group F – Harvard's Emily Cross and Shelby MacLeod; Cornell's Jessica Tranquada

NCAA Women's Travel Groups

WOMEN'S FOIL
Group-A – Penn State's 
Doris Willette and Allison Glasser; Fairleigh Dickinson's Alyssa Lomuscio


Group B – Princeton's Lucille Jarry and Andrea Oliva; Penn's Laura Paragano 


Group C – Northwestern's Devynn Patterson and Samantha Nemecek; Stanford's Jessica Wacker


Group D – Notre Dame's Adi Nott and Hayley Reese; Temple's Melissa Parker  


Group E – Ohio State's Oksana Dmytruk and Lindsay Knauer; UCSD's Pilar Alicea


Group F – Harvard's Emily Cross and Shelby MacLeod; Cornell's Jessica Tranquada


Group G – Yale's Valeria Makeeva and Katherine Pitt ; St John's Nora Szita  


Group-H – Columbia's Abby Caparros-Janto  and Nicole Ross; NYU's Sophie Ciaravino and Amanda Rysling


WOMEN'S EPEE (split teammates: Columbia and Harvard)

Group-A – Notre Dame's Ewa Nelip and Courtney Hurley ; Yale's Rebecca Moss  


Group-B – Ohio State's Julia Tikhonova and Miriam Baranov; Stanford's Kersten Schnurle  


Group-C – Princeton's Jasjit Bhinder and Susannah Scanlan; Penn's Stephanie Wheeler  


Group-D – Northwestern's Christa French and Kayley French; Air Force's Simone Barrette  

Men's Sabre All-Americans

Friday's NCAA men's sabre final featured a matchup of top freshmen, with Penn State's Aleksander Ochocki rallying for a 15-14 win over St. John's newcomer Daryl Homer (detailed recap coming later to the CF360 blog). Two other freshmen – OSU's Max Stearns (8th) and SJU's Alejandro Rojas (11th) – also earned All-America honors, by finishing in the top-12.


sabre final 2

Aleksander Ochocki (far left) and Daryl Homer


Five teams saw both of their men's sabreists earn All-America status: OSU, SJU, PSU (Daniel Bak reached the semifinals), Notre Dame and Stanford. ND's Avery Zuck (5th) narrowly missed the semifinals while fellow ND sophomore Barron Nydam was 10th. Another pair of sophomores, Lucas Johnson (9th) and Max Murphy (12), collected third team All-America honors while helping boost Stanford's win total.


Ochocki also won a thriller in the semifinals (15-13 vs. his tammate Bak) while Homer punched his ticket to the title bout following a 15-10 semifinal vs. Ohio State senior Mike Momtselidze (who rounded out the first team All-America group). Momtselidze actually was the top seed in the medal round, after going 19-4 in the round-robin with a whopping +60 in total-point indicators (he allowed only 49 points in his 23 five-touch bouts, roughly 2.1 per bout). Ochocki (19-4/+39) placed second in the round-robin, followed by Bak (18-5/+48) and Homer (17-6/+33).

Chinman, Zingerman and Ochocki Claim NCAA Titles

Congratulations go out to Penn State's Nick Chinman (foil) and Aleksander Ochocki (sabre), along with Wayne State junior Slava Zingermann (epee) – as each claimed NCAA individual titles to cap Friday's bouting. Zingerman became a rare three-time NCAA champion, following his 15-9 win over Princeton sophomore Graham Wicas


The PSU duo both won thrilling 15-14 final bouts, with Ochocki rallying to edge St. John's freshman Daryl Homer while Chinman had a similar large surge to nip Notre Dame freshman (and 2008 U.S. Olympian) Gerek Meinhardt.


Plenty more coming to CF360 soon (and throughout the night) ...   

Team Standings Update (end of day-2)

Friday's final rounds of men's NCAA Fencing bouts produced the same 1-2-3 order and each of those teams posted 37 wins on Friday, leaving the margins the same – as the home team Penn State continues to lead second-place Ohio State by a narrow five points, with Notre Dame still nine back of OSU and 14 off OSU's pace. Technically, ND and OSU had slightly better days than PSU – as the Irish and Buckeyes had only 52 bouts today (due to the withdrawal of Duke foilist Daniel Cohen), while the Nittany Lions fenced the full allotment of 54 bouts (ND and OSU were 37-15 today, while PSU was 37-17). The final bouts in all three weapons will be contested starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern, with sabre the first to hit the strips.


Other teams in the top-10 after day-2 include Columbia (65), Penn (57), Stanford (53), Princeton (48), Wayne State (38) and Harvard (36).


The blog will resume later today, after the title bouts and hopefully some post-bout video interviews.

Semifinal Results (foil and epee)

MEN'S FOIL SEMIFINALS

Gerek Meinhardt (ND) def. Kurt Getz (COL) ... 15-9

Nick Chinman (PSU) def. Miles Chamley-Watson (PSU) ... 15-14


MEN'S EPEE SEMIFINALS

Graham Wicas (PRIN) def. Jason Pryor (OSU) ... 15-14

Slava Zingerman (WSU) def. Bengi Ungar (HARV) ... 15-11

Epee Semifinalists

Epee Semifinals: Graham Wicas (Princeton; 17-6/+33) vs. Jason Pryor (OSU; 15-8/+24) ... Slava Zingerman (Wayne State; 17-6/+32) vs. Benji Ungar (Harvard; 15-8/+27) ... foil medal-round matchups coming soon.



Homer-Ochocki in Sabre Final

St. John's freshman Daryl Homer defeated Ohio State senior Mike Momtselidze in the first men's sabre semifinal (15-10) while another freshman, Aleksander Ochocki held off his Penn State teammate Daniel Bak (the '08 NCAA runner-up) in the other spirited semifinal (15-13). Bak scored four straight points to force a 12-12 tie, but Ochocki (who never trailed) closed out the win over his fellow Nittany Lion.


CollegeFencing360 editor Pete LaFleur is on-site and doing some big-time multi-tasking, with blog entries, photographs, video, text-messages, etc. CF360 has plenty of visual material (photos, videos) archived from the past two days and will be posting some later tonight.


Also, we are receiving some great help from various fencers at the venue – allowing us to track the flow of the scores (with some details on scoring actions) for the semifinal and final bouts.

Sabre Round-Robin Completed

The sabre round-robin has been completed at the 2009 NCAA Championships, with the following four fencers advancing to the medal round: Ohio State's Mike Momtselidze (19-4/+60), the Penn State duo of Aleksander Ochocki (19-4/+39) and Daniel Bak (18-5/+48), and St. John's super-freshman Daryl Homer (17-6/+33). 


Each of the medal-rpund fencers will earn first team All-America honors, while the following fencers are the second team All-Americans: Notre Dame's Avery Zuck (17-6/+30), Penn's Jon Berkowsky (17-6/+29), Columbia's Jeff Spear (17-6/+26) and OSU's Max Stearns (16-7/+23). Rounding out the All-America honorees are third-teamers Lucas Johnson (Stanford; 14-9/+11), Barron Nydam (ND; 13-10/+6), Alejandro Rojas (SJU; 13-10/E) and Max Murphy (Stanford; 11-12/+3).


The sabre semifinals are about to start ... we will check back into the blog later.

Zingerman Chasing History

As mentioned earlier in the blog, Ohio State senior foilist Andras Horanyi (Boulder, Colo.) likely will not advance to the medal round – and thus he won't have the chance to capture a rare third NCAA title. Wayne State junior men's epeeist Slava Zingerman (Ashkelon, Israel) still has that chance, entering today in second place among the 24 NCAA entrants. If he can finish among the top-four and then win the medal round, Zingermanwould join an exclusive group of fencers who have totaled three-plus NCAA titles.


Interestingly enough, the 12 previous fencers with three or more NCAA titles include more from Wayne State (3) than any other school, plus two each from NYU, Ohio State and Penn State (also one each from Columbia, Notre Dame and Stanford). Those "three-peat/four-peat" champions include nine men (four foilists, four sabreists, one epeeist) and three women (two foilists, one epeeist).


FENCERS WHO HAVE WON THREE OR FOUR NCAA INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Bruce Soriano (3) ... men's sabre ... Columbia (1970-72)
Risto Hurme (3) ... men's epee ... NYU (1973-75)
Greg Benko (3) ... men's foil ... Wayne State (1974-76) 
Ernest Simon (3) ... men's foil ... Wayne State (1978, '80-'81)
Michael Lofton (4) ... men's sabre ... NYU (1984-87)
Nick Bravin (3) ... men's foil ... Stanford (1990, '92-'93)
Thomas Strzalkowski (3) ... men's sabre ... Penn State (1992-94)
Olga Kalinovskaya (4) ... women's foil ... Penn State (1993-96)
Alicja Kryczalo (3) ... women's foil ... Notre Dame (2002-04)
Boaz Ellis (3) ... men's foil ... Ohio State (2004-06)
Adam Crompton ... men's sabre ... Ohio State (2003-04, '06)
Anna Garina (3) ... women's epee ... Wayne State (2004-05, '07)

Men's NCAA "Seeds"

CF360 was able to obtain the final "Fencer Strength Factor" (FSF) numbers that comprised the primary formula used in selecting entrants to the 2009 NCAA Championship. Bear in mind that the  FSF numbers primarily are used to compare fencers from within the same region – thus, the relative nature of these "seeds" can be skewed a bit. Included below are the 24 NCAA entrants in each of the men's weapons, listed (hypothetically and unofficially) by what their seeding would be based on their final FSF number. There also are some quick notes on each weapon, providing perspective on how fencers have fared in matching their performance to their seed:


MEN'S FOIL NCAA "SEEDS"
1. Miles Chamley-Watson (PSU) ... currently 2nd
2. Andras Horanyi (OSU) ... 9th
3. Alexander Mills (PRIN) ... 12th
4. Gerek Meinhardt (ND) ... 1st
5. Daniel Cohen (Duke) ... 4th
6. Enzo Castellani (ND) ... 11th
7. Sherif Farrag (COL) ... 13th
8. Zane Grodman (Penn) ... 16th
9. Kai Itameri-Kinter (HARV) ... 20th
10. Nick Chinman (PSU) ... 3rd
11. Vidur Kapur (Penn) ... 10th
12. Alexis Landreville (SJU) ... 18th
13. Collin Sutter (OSU) ... 6th
14. Alex Khoshnevissian (STAN) ... 15th
15. Adam Pantel (Brown) ... 8th
16. Shiv Kacru (Yale) ... 14th
17. Kurt Getz (COL) ... 5th
18. Alexander Kao (NYU) ... 22nd
19. Dorian Cohen (Duke) ... 19th/WD
20. John Gurrieri (Yale) ... 21st
21. Ben Dorn (UCSD) ... 7th
22. Will Friedman (BRAN) ... 17th
23. Jon Yu (Brown) ... 24th
24. Michael Fong (UCSD) ... 23rd

More History in the Making?: Top NCAA Duos & 20-Win Fencers

During the six-weapon era of the NCAA Fencing Championships (since 2000), there has been an elite group of men's fencers who have dominated the round-robin phase – as individuals and/or as a duo alongside their college teammates. Various lists highlighting these accomplishments are included below, with seven fencers having the chance on Friday to add their names to these lists: Penn State foilists Miles Chamley-Watson and Nick Chinman 11, PSU sabreists Daniel Bak and Aleksander Ochocki, Ohio State sabreists Mike Momtselidze and Max Stearns, and Notre Dame foilist Gerek Meinhardt.


Top Men's Weapon Duos (2000-08; six-weapon era)
(based on combined round-robin wins; max. is 46)

43 – Ohio State Foil, 2006 
... Andras Horanyi (22; 1st in round-robin/runner-up) and Boaz Ellis (21; 2nd in r-robin/won title)
42 – St. John's Sabre, 2001 
... Keeth Smart (22; 1st in r-robin/runner-up) and Ivan Lee (20; 2nd in r-robin/won title)
41 – Ohio State Sabre, 2006 
... Adam Crompton (21; 1st in r-robin/won title) and Jason Rogers (20; #2 in r-robin/placed 3rd)
40 – St. John's Sabre, 2003 
... Ivan Lee (23; 1st in r-robin/runner-up) and Sergey Isayenko (17; 5th in r-robin)

Projecting Men's Cutoff Win Totals for Medal Round & All-America

Ohio State senior men's foilist Andras Horanyi – in quest of becoming a rare three-time NCAA champion – may not even reach the four-fencer medal round this year, after struggling on Thursday en route to a 7-7 record. CF360 crunched some numbers from the six-weapon NCAA era (2000-08) and discovered that the average round-robin victory total for men's foilist medal-round qualifiers has been 17.1 over the past nine years ... clearly not good news for Horanyi's "three-peat" hopes – and that doesn't even take into account the injury withdrawal of Duke's Dorian Cohen. With Cohen's spot vacated, Horanyi will have only eight bouts on Friday (instead of nine). 


Even if Horanyi wins all his bouts over the final three rounds (8-0), his resulting record would be only 15-7. During the six-weapon era (2000-08), no men's foilists has advanced to the medal round with 15 (or fewer) wins in the round-robin. In fact, when looking at all three men's weapons, there has been only one 15-bout winner (Penn State epeeist Arthur Urman, in '08) who finished among the top-4 with only 15 wins. Urman went on to beat current Princeton sophomore Graham Wicas in the semifinals (15-11) but he lost a 15-7 title bout vs. Wayne State's Slava Zingerman, who currently stands in second place as he pursues his own third straight NCAA title.

Breaking Down the Battle for the Team-Title

Homestanding Penn State will sleep with the day-1 lead at the 2009 NCAA Fencing Championships, after winning nearly 75% of its bouts (61 of 84) over the course of four rounds (14 bouts per entry) in Thursday's action. Ohio State stands in second place, only five wins back (56) while Notre Dame is the third-place team (47). PSU, OSU and ND are the only teams that qualified the maximum 12 entrants.


Columbia (11 entries; five men/six women) has 40 wins and is within striking distance of the Irish. The Lions could make a big push over the final two days (when the women compete), in this four-day battle. St. John's qualified five men and five women, but the Red storm stumbled to 7th-place on Thursday (33), one win behind Stanford and five back of Penn.


Penn State narrowly held the midday lead (44-42, two wins ahead of OSU), thanks to a 25-3 performance from the Buckeye sabreists (PSU was 24-4). The Nittany Lions then padded their cushion, led by 23 wins in foil to go with 14 in epee (OSU also had 14 epee wins, plus 17 in foil). Notre Dame was led by its foilists (20 wins) and had 17 sabre victories, but the ND epee duo managed only 10 wins in 28 bouts.

Day-2 Bout Matchups ...

Three rounds remain in the NCAA men's fencing competition, with most of the fencers having nine bouts slated for Friday. Nine of the men's foilists – those who will face group-A – will fence only eight bouts on Friday, due to the withdrawal of injured Duke fencer Dorian Cohen. Those bouts are vacated rather than forfeited, meaning that the best those nine fencers can do is go 8-0 on Friday (see the men's foil group-A opponents below, for the fencers  who will fence only eight bouts on Friday).


CF360 will be breaking down Friday's matchups and analyzing how the round 5-7 schedules will affect the team/individual standings. We also will taking a look at the relative significance of Cohen's withdrawal, in addition to forecasting the probable Friday cutoff for the semifinals/medal round (final-4) and making similar projected cutoffs for All-America honors (top-12) in each weapon.


MEN'S FOIL

ROUND-5

GROUP A – Daniel Cohen (DUKE) , Alexis Landreville (SJU)

vs. 

GROUP F – Gerek Meinhardt (ND), Enzo Castellani (ND), Alexander Kao (NYU)


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