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Notre Dame claims 11th national title

Notre Dame fencing

Notre Dame claimed its 11th national title in fencing at the 2021 NC fencing championships.

The Irish also grabbed two individual national titles on the fourth and final day of the championships in University Park, Pennsylvania. 

Notre Dame's Stefani Deschner and Kara Linder, earned the individual titles in women's foil and sabre, respectively. 

LIU's Laura Fekete is the new individual national champion in women's épée

Here's a look at the final team standings

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12:27 pm, March 28, 2021

2021 NC fencing championships wrap up on Day 4

The 2021 NC fencing championships conclude on Sunday, March 28. This is the fourth and final day of the event as we’ll see individual champions crowned in épée, foil and sabre on the women’s side in addition to an overall team champion. After three days, Notre Dame leads the team rankings. If the standings hold, this would be the Fighting Irish's third title in five years.

Here are today's scheduled events:

Sunday, March 28 | Watch live

All times listed in ET

  • Women's Épée | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Women's Foil | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Women's Sabre | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.

Men's competition will resume later in the day Thursday with the semifinals and final bouts in the order listed below.

  • Women's Épée | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Women's Foil | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Women's Sabre | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.

Click or tap here for all results

8:58 pm, March 27, 2021

Day 3 recap: Women's results rounds 1-3

day 3 team standings

Day three at the 2021 NC fencing championships saw the first three rounds in the women's saber, foil, and épée. Notre Dame remains in the lead in team standings (above) after the three days with Penn State close behind. Full results from day three can be viewed here.

Women's épée results from rounds 1-3

Rounds 1-3 of the women's épée finished with Stanford's Irene Yeu in the lead. Notre Dame continued its strong performance in this year's championships with two fencers finishing in the top five. Below are the complete standings.

women's epee 1-3

Women's foil results from rounds 1-3

Penn State's Samantha Catantan leads the women's foil standings after the opening rounds.  Catantan is joined in the top five by teammate Lodovica Bicego who finished fifth. The two fencers' performance keep the Nittany Lions in a close second place heading in to the final day of competition. Below are the complete foil standings.

women's foil 1-3

Women's saber results from rounds 1-3

The opening rounds of women's saber were led by Northwestern's Sky Miller. Overall, the top nine finishers after three rounds all hailed from different schools. Below are the complete standings.

women's saber 1-3

You can view the full results of today's events here.

The 2021 NC fencing championships concludes tomorrow with Rounds 4-5 of the women's saber, foil, an épée at 9 a.m. The semifinals and finals begin around 1 p.m. | Watch Live | Live Results |

7:53 pm, March 27, 2021

Day 3 results: Women's épée rounds 1-3

Day three of the NC fencing championships are underway. Rounds 1-3 of the women's épée finished with Stanford's Irene Yeu in the lead. Notre Dame continued its strong performance in this year's championships with two fencers finishing in the top five.

women's epee 1-3

Day three of the NC fencing championships continue with rounds 1-3 of women's foil and saber | Watch Live | Complete Results |

12:30 pm, March 27, 2021

2021 NC fencing championships resume with Day 3

The 2021 NC fencing championships pick up on Saturday, March 27. This is the third day of the event and the first day of competition on the women's side. The first two days of this year's championship concluded with Notre Dame producing the individual champions in men's épée, foil and sabre.

Here are today's scheduled events:

Saturday, March 27 | Watch live

All times listed in ET

  • Women's Épée | Rounds 1-3 | 9 a.m.
  • Women's Foil | Rounds 1-3 | 11 a.m.
  • Women's Sabre | Rounds 1-3 | 1:30 p.m.

Click or tap here for all results

8:26 pm, March 26, 2021

Day 2 sees three national champions crowned

Day 2 saw the completion of the men's sabre, foil, and épée from the Multi-Sport Facility in University Park, Pennsylvania. Notre Dame put on a terrific display, winning the national championship in the men's sabre and foil, while finishing runner-up in the men's épée. The Fighting Irish sit atop the team leaderboard. Penn State's Ryan Griffiths grabbed the épée victory to hold the Nittany Lions in second place overall.

Full results from day two can be viewed here.

Team Results

Fencing standings

 

Men's saber national champion: Luke Linder, Notre Dame

The Fighting Irish walked into the championship match knowing they were going to walk away with the trophy. After earning the top two seeds in the semifinals, freshman Luke Linder and junior Jared Smith battled it out in the finals with Linder emerging victorious, 15-7. This is Linder's first individual national championship and the second for Notre Dame this year. You can view the full results here.

Men's foil national champion: Marcello Olivares, Notre Dame

Notre Dame's Marcello Olivares was strong from the beginning of the competition and didn't let up until he secured a national championship in the men's foil competition. Olivares met his teammate Andrew Machovec in the championship match after they took down St. John's Cesar Colon and Duke's Finn Hossfeld, respectively. Olivares topped Machovec 15-3 to secure his first national championship. You can view the full results here.

Men's épée national champion: Ryan Griffiths, Penn State

Penn State placed two fencers in the semifinals of the épée competition, but it was junior Ryan Griffiths who captured the title. Griffiths emerged from the No. 3 seed in the semifinals to meet Notre Dame's Stephen Ewart in the championship. Griffith's 15-10 victory kept the Fighting Irish from a clean sweep of champions on the men's side. You can view the full results here.

The 2021 NC fencing championships resume with the women's épée tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET. The women's foil follows at 11 a.m. ET, along with the women's sabre at 1:30 p.m. ET.

You can follow along here for live updates throughout the championships.

12:33 pm, March 26, 2021

2021 NC fencing championships continue on Day 2

The 2021 NC fencing championships continue on Friday, March 26. It is the second day of competition and will conclude with the crowning of a men's épée, foil and sabre champion. After Day 1, Notre Dame leads in the team rankings followed by Penn State and Boston College. Here are today's scheduled events:

Friday, March 26 | Watch live

All times listed in ET

  • Men's Épée | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Men's Foil | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Men's Sabre | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.

Men's competition will resume later in the day Thursday with the semifinals and final bouts in the order listed below.

  • Men's Épée | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Men's Foil | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Men's Sabre | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.

Click or tap here for all results

7:33 pm, March 25, 2021

Day 1 men's results: Rounds 1-3

ND fencing

Day one at the 2021 NC fencing championships saw the first three rounds in the men's sabe, foil, and épée. Notre Dame leads after the first day with Penn State and Boston College close behind. Full results from day one can be viewed here.

Team Results

Men's épée results from rounds 1-3

In the men's épée event, Penn State put in a critical result for their standings. Sophomore Jonathan Piskovatskov took first with junior Ryan Griffiths placing third for the Nittany Lions. Below are the complete standings.

Men's foil results from rounds 1-3

Notre Dame sits in first place after day one in large part due to their results in the men's foil. The Fighting Irish took first and second place with junior Andrew Machovec and sophomore Marcello Olivares holding it down respectively. Below are the complete standings.

Men's saber results from rounds 1-3

The men's saber results from day one were indicative of the team standings with Notre Dame's Luke Linder, Penn State's Clement Perrier, and Boston College's Bolang Meng placing first, second, and third. In Jared Smith, the Fighting Irish were able to take fourth place as well, contributing to their lead atop the team standings. Below are the complete standings.

You can view the full results of today's events here.

The 2021 NC Fencing Championship will continue tomorrow with rounds 4-5 starting at 9:00 a.m. ET.

1:02 pm, March 25, 2021

Day 1 of the 2021 NC fencing championships get under way

Welcome to the 2021 NC fencing championships. It's Thursday, March 25 and the first day of competition for this year's championship is officially under way.  Here are today's scheduled events:

Thursday, March 25 | Watch live

All times listed in ET

  • Men's Épée | Rounds 1-3 | 9 a.m.
  • Men's Foil | Rounds 1-3 | 11 a.m.
  • Men's Sabre | Rounds 1-3 | 1:30 p.m.

Click or tap here for live results.

9:44 pm, March 18, 2021

2021 NC Fencing championships participants announced

The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Committee has announced the field of 144 competitors who will participate in the 2021 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships. This year’s fencing championships will consist of participants from 20 member institutions. Pennsylvania State University will host the championships at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania, March 25-28, 2021.

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

Men's Epee

Name Institution Region
Russell Cha Air Force West
Matthew Han Air Force West
Daniel Gaidar Boston College Northeast
Will Smith Boston College Northeast
De'Mario Steele Cleveland State Midwest
Julio Arias Drew Mid-Atlantic/South
Edward James Drew Mid-Atlantic/South
Jason Post Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Brandon Benavides Incarnate Word West
Thomas Petrosewicz Incarnate Word West
Rourke Hillyer NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Robert Hondor NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Reza Merchant North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Henry Shugart North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Stephen Ewart Notre Dame Midwest
Ariel Simmons Notre Dame Midwest
Ryan Griffiths Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Jonathan Piskovatskov Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Troy Kapitzke Sacred Heart Northeast
Cameron Silver Sacred Heart Northeast
Nathan Vaysberg St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Ziad Khayat UC San Diego West
Vedran Markota UC San Diego West
Ramadan Dinkins Wayne State (MI) Midwest

Men's Foil

Name Institution Region
Nestor Levin Air Force West
Griffin Peter Air Force West
Bin Huang Boston College Northeast
Clayton Reid Boston College Northeast
Paul DiVenti Cleveland State Midwest
Michael DeSando Drew Mid-Atlantic/South
Finn Hossfeld Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Brycen Rushing Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Blake Ruffner Incarnate Word West
Jake Thayer Incarnate Word West
Cristian Candescu NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Thomas Manley NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
James Mulligan North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Andrew Machovec Notre Dame Midwest
Marcello Olivares Notre Dame Midwest
Sebastiano Bicego Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Arwen Borowiak Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Cesar Colon St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Maxime Tarasiewicz St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Benjamin Hadler UC San Diego West
Lawrence Song UC San Diego West
Skylar Pitcher Wayne State (MI) Midwest
Lawrence Tan Sacred Heart Northeast
William Badrigian Drew Mid-Atlantic/South

Men's Sabre

Name Institution Region
Matthew Goode Air Force West
William Nikolai Air Force West
Spencer Kuldell Boston College Northeast
Bolang Meng Boston College Northeast
Mason Moskowitz Cleveland State Midwest
Luca Rampazzo Drew Mid-Atlantic/South
Stephen Kim Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Soravit Kitsiriboon Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Domenic Bartolo Sacred Heart Northeast
Joey D'Orazio NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Justin Petway NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Alec Mulvaney North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Benjamin Rabinowitz North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Luke Linder Notre Dame Midwest
Jared Smith Notre Dame Midwest
Inti Farfan- Bayerl Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Clement Perrier Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Vijay Ganta Sacred Heart Northeast
Fares Ferjani St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Dalton Walker St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Donghwan Park Stanford West
Justin Cho UC San Diego West
Justin Park UC San Diego West
Calvin Zau Stanford West

Women's Epee

Name Institution Region
Nicole Agob Air Force West
Jocelyn Ratzlaff Air Force West
Laura Boden Boston College Northeast
Amanda Provance Cleveland State Midwest
Sarah Lurye Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Juliana Peceli Incarnate Word West
Laura Fekete LIU Northeast
Marina Arrese NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Dominika Pawlowska NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Darby Haskel North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Allegra Parker North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Blodwen Bindas Northwestern Midwest
Julia Falinska Northwestern Midwest
Miriam Grady Notre Dame Midwest
Kaylin Hsieh Notre Dame Midwest
Kateryna Chorniy Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Axelle Wasiak Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Nicole Gavrilko St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Lucy Hanson Boston College Northeast
Irene Yeu Stanford West
Margherita Calderaro Temple Mid-Atlantic/South
Sarah Park Temple Mid-Atlantic/South
Tean Brooks UC San Diego West
Emma Zmurk UC San Diego West

Women's Foil

Name  Institution Region
Kaitlyn Guo Air Force West
Samantha Yeh Boston College Northeast
Shelbie Seeberg Cleveland State Midwest
Christina Ferrari Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Louise Tang Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Oleksandra Rebchunovska Incarnate Word West
Alexandra McDonald Johns Hopkins Mid-Atlantic/South
Anna Szántay LIU Northeast
Paloma Almodovar NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Tarleton Hunt North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Aubrey Molloy North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Justine Banbury Northwestern Midwest
Anna Biasco Northwestern Midwest
Amita Berthier Notre Dame Midwest
Stefani Deschner Notre Dame Midwest
Lodovica Bicego Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Samantha Catantan Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Florentia Petrides Sacred Heart Northeast
Arianna Pappone St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Haley Koo Stanford West
Elizabeth Novoseltseva Temple Mid-Atlantic/South
Anastasia Yankovskiy Temple Mid-Atlantic/South
Erica Kuen UC San Diego West
Konami Masui UC San Diego West

Women's Sabre

Name Institution Region
Catherine Kim Air Force West
Katarina Hone Boston College Northeast
Gillian Lawlor Boston College Northeast
Dorian Pichola Cleveland State Midwest
Alexandra Gorman Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Anneke Zegers Duke Mid-Atlantic/South
Chejsa-Kaili Seck LIU Northeast
Dorottya Berczy NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Cassandra Sehic NJIT Mid-Atlantic/South
Abigail Parker North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Clara Somfelean North Carolina Mid-Atlantic/South
Ilsa Hoffman Northwestern Midwest
Sky Miller Northwestern Midwest
Atara Greenbaum Notre Dame Midwest
Kara Linder Notre Dame Midwest
Zara Moss Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Kelli Wozniak Penn State Mid-Atlantic/South
Karolina Kaleta St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Fanni Potz-Nagy St. John’s (NY) Northeast
Joy Yun Stanford West
Eva Hinds Temple Mid-Atlantic/South
Zoe Turner Temple Mid-Atlantic/South
Janna Aboudaher UC San Diego West
Julia Hill UC San Diego West

For more information about championships log on to ncaa.com. A live feed of semifinal and final bouts will be available on ESPN3 or WatchESPN app. Semifinals and finals, along with other championships highlights will air on ESPNU at 4 p.m. Eastern time April 15.

9:09 pm, February 26, 2021

Here's the schedule for the 2021 NC fencing championships

The 2021 NC fencing championships run from March 25-28 at Multi-Sport Facility in University Park, Pennsylvania. Qualifying teams for this year's championships will be unveiled on Thursday, March 18 via press release.

Below is the full schedule of events.

* All times listed in ET

Thursday, March 25

  • Men's Épée | Rounds 1-3 | 9 a.m.
  • Men's Foil | Rounds 1-3 | 11 a.m.
  • Men's Sabre | Rounds 1-3 | 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 26

  • Men's Épée | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Men's Foil | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Men's Sabre | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.

Men's competition will resume later in the day Thursday with the semifinals and final bouts in the order listed below.

  • Men's Épée | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Men's Foil | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Men's Sabre | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.

Saturday, March 27

  • Women's Épée | Rounds 1-3 | 9 a.m.
  • Women's Foil | Rounds 1-3 | 11 a.m.
  • Women's Sabre | Rounds 1-3 | 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 28

  • Women's Épée | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Women's Foil | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.
  • Women's Sabre | Rounds 4-5 | 9 a.m.

Women's competition will resume later in the day Thursday with the semifinals and final bouts in the order listed below.

  • Women's Épée | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Women's Foil | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
  • Women's Sabre | Semifinals/Final | 1 p.m.
8:59 pm, February 26, 2021

NC fencing championship history

Columbia (178 points) edged Pacific (166) to win the NC fencing national championship in 2019. It was the Lions' fifth national title and third in the past five years.

Click or tap here for a .PDF containing the breakdown of the 2019 championships. Below is a year-by year summary of every NC fencing team national champion, since 1990.

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2019 Columbia Michael Aufrichtig 178 Penn State 166 Cleveland
2018 Notre Dame Gia Kvaratskhelia 185 Columbia-University-Barnard-College 170 Penn State
2017 Notre Dame Gia Kvaratskhelia 186 Ohio State 161 Notre Dame
2016 Columbia Michael Aufrichtig 174 Ohio State 167 Brandeis
2015 Columbia Michael Aufrichtig 165 Penn State 156 Ohio State
2014 Penn State Wes Glon 180 Princeton 159 Ohio State
2013 Princeton Zoltan Dudas 182 Notre Dame 175 San Antonio
2012 Ohio State Vladimir Nazlymov 182 Princeton 161 Ohio State
2011 Notre Dame Janusz Bednarski 174 Penn State 168 Ohio State
2010 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 191 St. John's (N.Y.) 182 Harvard
2009 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 195 Notre Dame 182 Penn State
2008 Ohio State Vladimir Nazlymov 185 Notre Dame 176 Ohio State
2007 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 194 St. John's (N.Y.) 176 Drew
2006 Harvard Peter Brand 165 Penn State 159 Rice
2005 Notre Dame Janusz Bednarski 173 Ohio State 171 Houston
2004 Ohio State Vladimir Nazlymov 194 Penn State 160 Brandeis
2003 Notre Dame Janusz Bednarski 182 Penn State 179 Air Force
2002 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 195 St. John's (N.Y.) 190 Drew
2001 St. John's (N.Y.) Yury Gelman 180 Penn State 172 Wisconsin-Parkside
2000 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 175 Notre Dame/St. Johns (N.Y.) 171 Stanfrod
1999 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 171 Notre Dame 139 Brandeis
1998 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 149 Notre Dame 147 Notre Dame
1997 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 1,530 Notre Dame 1,470 Air Force
1996 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 1,500 Notre Dame 1,190 Yale
1995 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 440 St. John's (N.Y.) 413 Notre Dame
1994 Notre Dame Michael DeCicco/Yves Auriol 4,350 Penn State 4,075 Brandeis
1993 Columbia George Kolombatovich/Aladar Kogler 4,525 Penn State 4,500 Wayne State (Mich.)
1992 Columbia George Kolombatovich/Aladar Kogler 4,150 Penn State 3,646 Notre Dame
1991 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 4,700 Columbia 4,200 Penn State
1990 Penn State Emmanuil Kaidanov 36 Columbia 35 Notre Dame