DURHAM- With the conclusion of the 2022 ACC Fencing Championship, Duke’s fencing team will turn their attention to the playoffs as they compete in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional on Saturday, March 12 in Princeton, NJ.
Duke’s regional competition will be against Drew, Fairleigh Dickinson (women), Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, NJIT, North Carolina, Penn, Penn State, Princeton, Stevens, Temple (women) and Wagner (women).
The Jadwin Gym will open to the public at 8:00 a.m., with a competition start at 9:00 a.m. and an estimated end at 5:30 p.m. Foil and epee will start at 9:00 a.m., with quarter-finals at 10:30 a.m., a break at 12:00 p.m., semi-finals at 1 p.m. and final at 2:30 p.m. Women’s saber will start at 10 a.m. with a break at 11 a.m., quarter-finals at 1 p.m., semi-finals at 2 p.m. and finals at 3 p.m. Men’s saber begins at 11 a.m., with a break at 12 p.m., quarter-finals at 1 p.m., semi-finals at 2 p.m. and finals at 3 p.m.
Results throughout the day can be found here.
BACK IN 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 regional event has been cancelled. The last time Duke participated in a region was in 2020, when it hosted the event in Durham as eight current Blue Devils participated. Danny CampbellIII (sword), Alex Gorman (saber), Finn Hoessfeld (thwart) Zoe Superville (leaf) and Bowen-Wang (epee) all qualified for the final pool round and four of them qualified for the NCAA championship.
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION
Six Blue Devils wrapped up the ACC Championship with medals two weeks ago at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Sarah Lurie won silver in women’s epee, while Vivi Buchmann (saber), Christine Ferrari (foil), Terence Lee (saber), Rachel Kowalski (sword) and David Tierney (foil) won bronze medals in their respective events.
Car park: Lot 21, which is outside the Jadwin Gymnasium, and Lot 39, which is near the Princeton Boathouse.
Tickets: The event is free to the public. All guests aged five and over must be fully vaccinated and present a vaccination card and ID at the door to gain entry. Children under five do not need a vaccination record. A mask must be worn at all times.
After this weekend, the qualified Blue Devils will compete in the 2022 NCAA Championship from March 24-27, hosted by Notre Dame.
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