March 21, 2013

Brown Sits in 11th Place After Day One of the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championship

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Senior Teddy Weller (Barrington, RI) sits in 11th place in the men's saber and senior Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) is in 12th place in the men's epee, as the Brown fencing team concluded day one of the 2013 NCAA Championship at San Antonio's Freeman Coliseum on Thursday evening. The Bears ended the first session of the men's competition in 11th place with 15 wins.

Weller earned seven victories in the first several rounds of saber competition, sending him into day two with a +3 differential and a 7-8 record. The senior, competing in his third NCAA Championship, earned commanding victories over athletes from Princeton, Penn State, NYU, Columbia, North Carolina and Brandeis, while losing four bouts by only one touch.

In the epee, McGuire notched eight victories in the opening rounds, finishing the day with a 8-7 record and a +6 differential. In a highly competitive field, the senior, who is making his second appearance at the NCAA Championship, earned victories against fencers from Air Force, Duke, Princeton, Ohio State, Notre Dame, UC San Diego and Yale.

Going into the second day of the men's competition, Penn State leads the pack with 63 victories. Princeton sits in second with 51, while Harvard (+47) and Notre Dame (+22) are tied for third with 50 wins. Stanford notched 45 wins over the course of the day to round out the top five teams.

The Bears return to action tomorrow morning with the next round of bouts, and action is set to begin at 9:30am. The medal bouts will also be contested tomorrow and will be aired live on ESPN3.com beginning at 2:45 pm.