USAFA Fencers hit the road for West Regional Championships

March 7, 2013

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Fencing Release - West Regional at UCSD
March 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Academy's fencers travel to UC San Diego for the 2013 NCAA West Regional Championships this Saturday, March 9. This Tournament determines the West Regional top fencers and is used for selection to the NCAA National Championship. Event format is one large pool, the top-four fence for 1st, 2nd and a single 3rd place. Team competitors are Air Force, UC San Diego and Stanford University. UCSD hosts the NCAA West Regional

Air Force Academy fencers include women's epee fencers Olivia Prosseda and Jessica Steuber. Women's foil fencers Ashley Chung, Mary McElwee and Madeleine Girardot, and in women's saber Allison Egan and Desirae Ionata are competing. Fencing in men's foil are Alexander Chiang, Daniel Johnson and Emerson Woerner. Emiliano Kaptain and Ryan Redhead will fence men's saber. In men's epee, James Salem, Nathan Sorensen and Dalton Boatright compete.



NCAA West Regional Championships
Events Scheduled (Saturday, March 9, 2013):
Men's NCAA Epee 10:00AM
Women's NCAA Foil 10:00AM
Men's NCAA Saber 10:30AM

Women's NCAA Epee 1:30PM
Men's NCAA Foil 1:30 PM
Women's NCAA Saber 1:45PM

Weapon strength:
Men's Foil:

  • Chiang is coming from an 18-6 record for the 2012-13 intercollegiate season ... in the 2013 Junior Olympics (Feb. 15) he placed 29th ... on Jan. 19, he was the eighth-place finisher at the NAC Juniors
  • Johnson has a 2012-13 season record of 8-15 with 35% of his 23 bouts won going into the West Regional Championships
  • Woerner enters the Regional with a season record of 11-12, while winning 48% of his 23 bouts ... he had a 6-6 bout record at the 2013 Western Invitational

Women's Foil:

  • Chung has an 8-20 record, winning 29% of her 28 bouts for the season to qualify her for the West Regional
  • Girardot has a 21-7 freshman record ... at the 2013 Western Invitational she finished with a 12-3 record
  • McElwee is experiencing a super freshmen season with a 24-4 record ... in her first collegiate invitational she finished with a 14-1 record ... she finished fifth at the 2013 Junior Olympics (Feb. 15)

Men's Epee:

  • Boatright finished the season winning 46% of his 24 bouts and has a season record of 11-13 ... he had an 8-4 bout record at the 2013 Western Invitational
  • Salem has a 21-3 freshmen record going into the Regional ... in his first collegiate Western Invitational, he finished with a 7-2 bout record ... he finished in sixth place at the NAC Juniors on Jan. 19
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