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NCAA Championship on the Horizon for Fencers
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/23/2011
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Dorian Cohen is one of four Duke men's fencers and one of six Blue Devils competing in the 2011 NCAA Fencing Championships.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A school-record tying six fencers will represent Duke at the 2011 NCAA Fencing Championships this Thursday through Sunday, March 24-27, in the French Fieldhouse and St. John Arena on the campus of Ohio State University.

A free video stream of the championship matches for each weapon will be available courtesy of at the following link:

Representing the Blue Devils will be 2009 NCAA Champion Becca Ward (women’s saber), two-time All-America Dorian Cohen (men’s foil), 2010 All-America Emily D'Agostino (women’s epee), two-time NCAA qualifier Jonathan Parker (men’s epee), two-time NCAA qualifier Anthony Lin (men’s saber) and freshman NCAA qualifier Dylan Nollner (men’s epee).

The men will kick off the competition on Thursday with the first four rounds of the foil, epee and saber divisions set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday will feature rounds 5-7 of those competitions beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the medal bouts at 2 p.m.

On Saturday, Ward will begin her pursuit of a second NCAA title when the women’s saber, epee and foil rounds begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, the final day of competition, will feature rounds 5-7 of the women’s weapons starting at 9:30 a.m. and the medal rounds opening at 2 p.m.

Duke has had at least two top-10 finishers in each of the last three seasons. Ward and Cohen have each grabbed two of those top-10 marks with Ward winning the women’s saber title in 2009 and taking second in 2010, and Cohen placing sixth as a freshman in 2008 and eight as a junior in 2010.