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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

11 Lions to Represent Columbia in NCAA Fencing Championships

Tournament Central

Official entry list (pdf)

NEW YORK – The Columbia fencing team turned in a superb showing at the NCAA Northeast Regionals, earning 11 of a possible 12 bids to the 2013 NCAA Championships which will take place March 21-23 in San Antonio, Texas.

Tournament Schedule

March 21, Thursday

10:00 a.m. Men’s Preliminary Rounds 1-4

March 22, Friday

9:30 a.m. Men’s Preliminary Rounds 5-7

1:45 p.m. Men’s Semifinal & Championship Bouts

March 23, Saturday

10:00 a.m. Women’s Preliminary Rounds 1-4

March 24, Sunday 

9:30 a.m. Women’s Preliminary Rounds 5-7

1:45 p.m. Women’s Semifinal & Championship Bouts


Catch the Action on ESPN3
ESPN3 will show the semifinal and final bouts in each of the six weapons live online at beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET. ESPNU will also air a Championships Special at 8 p.m. ET on April 2.

Competition Format
Each fencer will have a five-touch bout against each of the 23 other fencers in his or her weapon throughout the tournament. The four winningest fencers in each weapon will then head into a bracket of 15-touch bouts to decide medal winners. Each win (excluding those in the medal round) counts toward his or her team's total. The maximum score any school can get is 282.

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