March 25, 2012
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (March 24-25) - The Air Force Academy sent three fencers to the 2012 NCAA Men's Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend. The three Falcons finished 15th overall after scoring a total of 26 points.
The Falcons' two competitors in the men's foil championships were Phillip Choy and Alexander Chiang. Choy finished 23rd winning six of 23 bouts. Chiang, who finished in the top 12, won 13 bouts. Chase Houser competed in men's epee and finished 22nd winning seven bouts. This was the first NCAA Championships for each fencer.
In 2011, the Falcons sent four competitors to the NCAAs, which included a woman saber fencer, the group finished 13th with 39 points.
Ohio State was the national champion. Jonathan Yersher from Princeton was the men's epee winner and Zain Shaito from Ohio State won the men's foil title. The venue for the NCAA Championships was Ohio State in Columbus.