Fencers place in top 8 positions in West Regional Championships

March 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. -- The Academy's fencing team competed in the 2013 NCAA West Regional Championship hosted by UC San Diego on Saturday, March 9. In the non-team scoring tournament, nine fencers finished in the top 8 of their respective disciplines. The Falcons competed against UC San Diego and Stanford University.

In the individual men's epee championships, freshman James Salem finished in second place and senior Nathan Sorensen took fourth place. In individual women's epee, sophomore Jessica Steuber finished in third place followed by junior Olivia Prosseda who finished in fifth place.

In the individual men's foil tournament, sophomore Alex Chiang took third place. In women's foil, freshmen Mary McElwee took second place and Madeleine Girardot placed third. Freshman Ryan Redhead placed third in the men's saber tournament, while sophomore Emiliano Kaptain placed seventh.

The Falcons wait to find out the individual qualifiers for the 2013 NCAA Fencing National Championships.

Air Force Individual Results:

Individual Men's Epee:
2. James Salem
4. Nathan Sorensen
10. Dalton Boatright

Women's Epee:
3. Jessica Steuber
5. Olivia Prosseda

Individual Men's Foil:

3. Alex Chiang
9. Emerson Woerner
10. Daniel Johnson

Women's Foil:
2. Mary McElwee
3. Madeleine Girardot
10. Ashley Chung

Individual Men's Saber:
3. Ryan Redhead
7. Emiliano Kaptain



Women's Saber:
9. Desirae Ionata
10. Allison Egan

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