Air Force Fencing With Four NCAA Qualifiers
March 12, 2018

Air Force fencing had a successful weekend at the 2018 NCAA West Regional Individual Championships at Caltech in Pasedena, Calif., on Saturday, March 10. The Falcons had four fencers qualify for the NCAA Championships, including a pair of second-place finishes.

Leading the way were sophomore Leanne Singleton-Comfort and freshman Matt Goode.

Singleton was the runner-up in the women’s saber, going 7-1 in head-to-competition. The sophomore will head to the NCAA’s for the third time in her career (is a junior in terms of eligibility after competing one year at UC San Diego).

Goode placed second in the men’s epee, and qualified for an NCAA slot. The freshman went 5-3 overall.

Also qualifying were freshmen Mackensie Nechanicky and Brian Swicegood.

Nechanicky placed third in the women’s foil and earned an NCAA slot based on her National Qualifier ranking. Nechanicky went 8-4 overall.

Swicegood placed third in the men’s foil, earning his NCAA slot. The freshman went 9-3 in head-to-head competition.

Air Force concludes the season at the NCAA Championships, March 22-25 at Penn State in Happy Valley, Penn.

2018 NCAA West Regional
Air Force Results

Men’s Saber
2. Matt Goode (5-3)

Men’s Epee
5. Cameron Sullivan
6. Stephen Kimatian (4-3)
16. Calvin Smith (0-7)

Men’s Foil
3. Brian Swicegood (9-3)
8. Jordan Griffith (6-6)

Women’s Saber
2. Leanne Singleton-Comfort (7-1)
6. Lauren Sides (3-5)

Women’s Epee
6. Helen Landwehr (6-6)
10. Adda Lantigua (2-2)

Women’s Foil
3. Mackensie Nechanicky (8-4)
4. Allison Wong (8-4)
8. Kaitlyn Guo (5-7)
10. Nicole Quattrochiocchi (5-7)



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