The 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships start today at Harvard University. Fencing will be competed in men’s and women’s events across all three weapon disciplines – foil, epee, and sabre.
A recent poll by Fencing.Net has fencers predicting a repeat by 2009 NCAA Champions Penn State. Penn State received 51% of the vote followed by Notre Dame with 38%.
The teams with a full compliment of fencers include: Penn State, Notre Dame, St. John’s, Princeton, Harvard and Ohio State with 11 fencers.
Live results are provided by Pris de Fer. Follow the updates here.
On day one, each fencer will fence 14 5-touch bouts in round-robin format with bout wins earning each team a point. For this reason, the teams that have the full compliment of 12 fencers qualified have the best chance of winning the team championship. Day two includes a second round of round-robin pools with the top-4 fencers advancing to direct elimination bouts to 15 points to crown the individual champions.
CollegeFencing360.com is tweeting results from on site and will be providing daily reporting from their blog.
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