NICK TOTH OPEN DAY 1 RESULTS
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U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - Sept. 8, 2012 - The Air Force Academy fencing team completed the first day of the Nick Toth Open at the Academy's Cadet Gymnasium (East Gym). In the final round of the open senior men's saber championships, Air Force fencer Emerson Woerner won the title bout 15-9. As the No. 5 seed, Woerner advanced through the rounds 15-7, 15-10, 15-8 and 15-11. Finishing in second place, teammate Scott Pippin, the No. 3 seed, finished 15-4, 15-10, 15-13, losing 15-9 to Woerner in the gold medal round. Desirae Ionata tied for third place in the open senior women's saber event.
In open senior men's epee, Nathan Sorensen won the championship title with a 15-7 win against his opponent, Spencer Amman from the Northern Colorado Fencing Club. Newcomer James Salem tied for third place.
Other Air Force standouts included Allison Egan and Vianca Torres who finished seventh and ninth, respectively in women's saber. Freshmen Adam Marcinkowski finished seventh, while Ryan Redhead and Matthew Bergstedt finished 12th and 14th, respectively in men's saber. In women's epee, Olivia Prosseda finished in ninth place, Tara Zartman finished 16th and Jessica Steuber finished 23rd.
The Nick Toth Open continues on Sunday, Sept. 9, at the USAFA Cadet Gymnasium (East Gym). The action starts at 10 a.m.