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Ohio State Fencing (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by ORD_Buckeye, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Fencing was the runner-up at last year's NCAA championships. Currently, the men are ranked #1, and the women are #6.

    They swept their conference championships last week winning the team title and all the individual titles for men and women. This weekend at the NCAA regionals in Detroit, Ohio State won 3 of the 6 individual titles and has a good chance of qualifying the maximum 12 fencers for the NCAA championships at the end of the month.
  2. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Standings after the first day:

    1 Notre Dame 57 17 18 22 +63 358
    2 Ohio State University 56 19 20 17 +52 354
    3 Columbia/Barnard 51 17 20 14 +38 345
    4 Harvard University 49 11 16 22 +89 308
    5 Princeton University 49 21 15 13 +25 339
    6 St. John's University 44 18 9 17 +48 302
    7 Pennsylvania, University of 38 15 16 7 -48 311
    8 Duke University 37 7 15 15 -22 266
    9 Stanford University 32 13 12 7 -61 293
    10 New York University 30 2 14 14 -44 257

    Unfortunately, those points are all based off the men's events where we're much stronger (ranked #1 as opposed to #6 for women), so capturing the 4th NC in 12 years is going to be tough.
  3. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Ohio State was tied with the Domers after the individual men's title matches last night, but with women's play we've slipped 5 points back.

    1. Domers 115
    2. Ohio State 110
    3. Columbia 103

    Problem is that the Domers and Columbia have a potential max of 102 points left they could win, and we only have 79 since they qualified one more woman than us. Gut tells me that we'll slip to 3rd by the end of the women's title matches tomorrow.
  4. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Almost over. Notre Dame ran off with the championship when the women's results started coming in. It looks like we've held off Columbia for 2nd though.

    1. Domers 181
    2. Ohio State 158
    3. Columbia 148

    Each school has 8 potential points still on the table.
  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    It's official. Runners up in fencing and wrestling. Let's see if Men's Volleyball can get over the hump and bring home a national championship.
  6. BVistahC

    BVistahC Disciplina in Civitatem

    The runner-up for Fencing is higher than I thought it would be.

    Need the women's fencing program to get just a little bit more competitive (although it is highly competitive right now).

    Still, the fencing program is one of the most productive programs at Ohio State the past 20 years.
  7. BVistahC

    BVistahC Disciplina in Civitatem

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  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Buckeyes rolled into Evanston and gave the nerds a taste of their steel. Won the duals 17-1 this weekend.

    My name is Brutus Buckeye. You ruined Woody''s season in 1971. Prepare to die.
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  9. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Men are ranked #1, and the women are #3. This is great. The women have cost us at least two national championships the last few years. If the women can finish top 3 in the NCAAs, that would make us the odd-on favorites for the championship.
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  10. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    I think you meant the women have given us at least two shots at national championships the last few years.
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  11. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Disagree. The men won or tied their side of the tournament, but we lost out on the NC because two of the three women's categories placed outside the top 5. Men did all they could. Women needed to be stronger, and that was the difference between winning and being the runner up to the domers. It's tough to criticize the women when they're consistently ranked between 4th and 7th (which is a hell of an achievement), but that, however is the difference between winning the overall championship and losing it.
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  12. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    I'm sure the women feel terrible because they cost you a shot at a national championship. Did the men win every match and every possible point they could? If not, maybe they're the ones who cost you your NC. After all, from your posts you deserve that NC that the women have cost you at least twice. Actually, shouldn't all the athletes from those other schools just concede so you can have your NC? How dare they actually be a little better than tOSU women at fencing.
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  13. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Fencing: ‘He’s a legend’: Vladimir Nazlymov retires after 19 seasons as Ohio State head coach


    Vladimir Nazlymov didn’t create the Ohio State fencing program, but in his 19 seasons as its head coach, he built it into a national powerhouse.

    Three national championships, nine individual NCAA titles and 11 Midwest Fencing Conference crowns later, Nazlymov announced last week he is retiring, marking an end to an illustrious career and leaving behind a lasting impact on those he coached.

    “I can’t even imagine what my last year of eligibility to fence for Ohio State will be like because I can’t even imagine Ohio State fencing without Vladimir Nazlymov,” said Oliver Shindler, a junior on the team.

    “He’s had such an amazing career, he deserves to retire and go be with his grandchildren and go be with his wife,” Shindler added. “I respect that a lot for him because I know how much he loves the sport, and how hard it is for him to walk away.”

    Nazlymov, 72, walks away with a resume that teemed with success before he even arrived in Columbus. Born in Makhachkala, Daghestan, Nazlymov won six medals — including three gold — while representing the Soviet Union across four Olympics from 1968 to 1980. He also captured 10 world championships, and coached the Soviet Union to a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics.

    After moving to the U.S., Nazlymov was the sabre coach for the national team from 1994 to 1999. He also captained it at the world championships from 1995 to 1997. The International Fencing Foundation twice named him the world’s best fencer, in 1975 and 1977, and elected him to its hall of fame for his coaching success.

    That was all before he turned Ohio State’s program into a stepping stone for Olympic success, with 10 of his Ohio State athletes having gone on to compete in the Olympics.

    “He’s really an important figure in fencing history,” said Isabel Alvarez, who fenced for Colombia from 2003 to 2007 and now owns Pro Fencing in Lewis Center. “He’s a legend.”

    Entire article:
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  15. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Ohio State is currently ranked 1M/3W and hosting their annual Elite Invitational, which has grown into arguably the top early season match in college fencing.

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