Five men and one woman from NYU received spots to compete in the 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships at Penn State this weekend.
The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Committee announced the field of 144 competitors who will participate in the 2018 championships. Penn State will host the championships at the Multi-Sport Facility in University Park, Pennsylvania Thursday through Sunday.
The National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships include individual events in each of the six weapons (men’s epee, men’s foil, men’s sabre, women’s epee, women’s foil and 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.
The NYU competitors:
Men's Epee: Ian Sanders
Men's Foil: Zohaib Mannan, Philip Shin
Men's Sabre: Mickey Bak, Grant Williams
Women's Foil: Tiffany Luong