INDIANAPOLIS - David Hadler of the University of California San Diego is in ninth place of 24 foil competitors following the first day of action at the NCAA Fencing Championships Thursday.
Hadler went 9-6 over three rounds of five-touch bouts. The junior scored 61 touches with 57 touches against for a +4 indicator.
Hadler earned victories over fencers from Brown, Columbia, Detroit Mercy, Ohio State, Penn, Princeton, St. John's, and Stanford. One of his wins came against Ohio State's Maximilien Chastanet, the 2016 NCAA men's foil champion.
Olympian and two-time national champion Alexander Massialis of Stanford sits in first place in men's foil. Notre Dame, which is hosting the championships, is atop the team leaderboard.
Men's action concludes Friday. Rounds four and five begin at 6 a.m. (PT). The top four fencers from the round robin portion advance to the semifinals, with those winners going head-to-head for the individual championship. Semis and finals start at 10:30 a.m. (PT).
Women's action begins Saturday morning. Triton freshman Taly Yukelson will compete in epee.