Ohio State University hosts the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships
Ohio State University hosts the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Committee has announced the field of 144 competitors who will participate in the 2014 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships. Ohio State will host the championships at French Fieldhouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Among the field are 3 members of the 2012 US Olympic Fencing Team, Men’s Foilists Gerek Meinhardt (Notre Dame) and Alexander Massialas (Stanford) as well as Women’s Epeeist Susannah Scanlan (Princeton).

The men’s and women’s fencing championships include individual events in each of the six weapons (men’s épée, men’s foil, men’s sabre, women’s épée, women’s foil, women’s sabre).

Fencers will compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts.  After the round-robin, the top-four finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with the winners fencing to determine first and second places, and the non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place.

An institution’s place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual.  A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships. In 2013, Princeton won the NCAA championships followed by Notre Dame and then Penn State.

3 schools (Ohio State, Penn State, and Princeton) qualified the maximum of 12 athletes. Based on the scoring for NCAAs, having more athletes qualified gives the school a greater chance at amassing the points needed to win the overall NCAA championship. With 11 fencers qualified, Harvard and St. John’s look to be in contention also. Columbia and Notre Dame will have their work cut out for them with 10 fencers qualified in the tournament.

 Total fencers qualified by school:

School Total Qualified
Ohio State12
Penn State12
St. John’s (N.Y.)11
Notre Dame10
Air Force5
Sacred Heart5
Wayne State (Mich.)3
New York University2
North Carolina2
Cleveland State1
UC-San Diego1


Individuals Qualified for the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships

The following individuals were selected to participate in this year’s championships:

Men’s Epee

Simon JonesBrownNortheast
Paul DuchowCleveland StateMidwest
Brian RoColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Jake HoyleColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Alessio SantoroDukeMid-Atlantic/South
Dylan NollnerDukeMid-Atlantic/South
Alexander EldeibHarvardNortheast
Mike RaynisHarvardNortheast
Joseph RafidiMITNortheast
Garrett McGrathNotre DameMidwest
Inaki de GuzmanOhio StateMidwest
Kristian BoyadzhievOhio StateMidwest
Clifford FishlerPennMid-Atlantic/South
Royce ShippPennMid-Atlantic/South
Conor ShepardPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Yasser MahmoudPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Alex HousePrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Jack HudsonPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Charles ClarkSacred HeartNortheast
Jonathan JacovinoSacred HeartNortheast
Cooper SchumacherSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Yevgeniy KaryuchenkoSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Jake HarbourStanfordWest
Paul RiviereStanfordWest


Men’s Foil

Alex ChiangAir ForceWest
Noah BermanBrandeisNortheast
Adam MathieuColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Harrison BergmanColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Joseph LamDukeMid-Atlantic/South
Brian KaneshigeHarvardNortheast
Michael WooHarvardNortheast
Christian VastolaNew York UniversityNortheast
David KongNJITMid-Atlantic/South
Gerek MeinhardtNotre DameMidwest
Kristjan ArcherNotre DameMidwest
Christopher ColleyOhio StateMidwest
Zain ShaitoOhio StateMidwest
Jason ChangPennMid-Atlantic/South
David WillettePenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Nobuo BravoPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Michael DudeyPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Rodney ChenPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Andrew HolmesSacred HeartNortheast
Max BlitzerSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Michele CaporizziSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Alex MassialasStanfordWest
Stephan AmanStanfordWest
Quentin SchneiderWayne State (Mich.)Midwest


Men’s Sabre

Ryan RedheadAir ForceWest
Adam MandelBrandeisNortheast
Geoffrey LossColumbia-BarnardNortheast
William SpearColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Chris MontiDukeMid-Atlantic/South
Alexander RyjikHarvardNortheast
Eric ArzoianHarvardNortheast
Andrew KellyNew York UniversityNortheast
Sam AustinNorth CarolinaMid-Atlantic/South
John HallstenNotre DameMidwest
Kevin HassettNotre DameMidwest
Fares ArfaOhio StateMidwest
Ryhs DouglasOhio StateMidwest
Shaul GordonPennMid-Atlantic/South
Steven YangPennMid-Atlantic/South
Adrian BakPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Kaito StreetsPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Peter PakPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Philip DershwitzPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Ferenc ValkaiSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Roman SydorenkoSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Travis TibbittsUC-San DiegoWest
Hugh O’CinneideYaleNortheast
Reed SrereYaleNortheast


Women’s Epee

Mason SpetaColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Victoria WinesCornellNortheast
Sarah CollinsDukeMid-Atlantic/South
Emma VaggoHarvardNortheast
Isabel DiTellaHarvardNortheast
Courtney DumasNorthwesternMidwest
Dina BazarbayevaNorthwesternMidwest
Ashley SeversonNotre DameMidwest
Nicole AmeliNotre DameMidwest
Caroline PiaseckaOhio StateMidwest
Eugenia FalquiOhio StateMidwest
Aleina EdwardsPennMid-Atlantic/South
Jessica O’Neil-LyublinskyPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Jessie Gottesman-RadanovichPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Katherine HolmesPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Susannah ScanlanPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Megan FloydSacred HeartNortheast
Alina FerdmanSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Isis WashingtonSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Francesca BassaStanfordWest
Vivian KongStanfordWest
Chantal MontroseTempleMid-Atlantic/South
Rachael ClarkTempleMid-Atlantic/South
Katherine MillerYaleNortheast


Women’s Foil

Madeleine GirardotAir ForceWest
Mary McElweeAir ForceWest
Caroline MattosBrandeisNortheast
Kathryn HawrotBrownNortheast
Jackie DubrovichColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Sara TaffelColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Angelica GangemiCornellNortheast
Alexandra KieferHarvardNortheast
Jennifer YaminNorthwesternMidwest
Lee KieferNotre DameMidwest
Madison ZeissNotre DameMidwest
Mona ShaitoOhio StateMidwest
Alanna GoldieOhio StateMidwest
Cassidy SeidlPennMid-Atlantic/South
Luona WangPennMid-Atlantic/South
Alina AntokhinaPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Clarisse LuminetPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Ambika SinghPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Sharon GaoPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Irene SpezzamonteSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Marta HausmanSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Fatima LargaespadaTempleMid-Atlantic/South
Zuzanna SobczakWayne State (Mich.)Midwest
Lauren MillerYaleNortheast


Women’s Sabre

Alyssa HofelinaAir ForceWest
Caitlin TaylorBrownNortheast
Christine WhalenBrownNortheast
Sarah YeeColumbia-BarnardNortheast
Adrienne JarockiHarvardNortheast
Aliya ItzkowitzHarvardNortheast
Cordelia AveryMITNortheast
Gillian LitynskiNorth CarolinaMid-Atlantic/South
Alisha Gomez-ShahNorthwesternMidwest
Julia AbelskyNorthwesternMidwest
Johanna ThillNotre DameMidwest
Alexa AntipasOhio StateMidwest
Celina MerzaOhio StateMidwest
Shyria JoshiPennMid-Atlantic/South
Nicole GlonPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Teodora KakhianiPenn StateMid-Atlantic/South
Diamond WheelerPrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Gracie StonePrincetonMid-Atlantic/South
Julia GreeneSacred HeartNortheast
Alexandra TannousSt. John’s (N.Y.)Northeast
Alexa RohanStanfordWest
Tiki KastorTempleMid-Atlantic/South
Kaja KlodawskaWayne State (Mich.)Midwest
Joanna LewYaleNortheast