MADISON, N.J. – Jen Chun of the UC San Diego women’s fencing team is in 24th place after the first day of the women’s competition at the NCAA Fencing Championships in Madison, New Jersey. Chun is the lone UCSD women’s representative, earning the NCAA selection after finishing second at the NCAA West Regional Tournament last weekend. Chun will be looking to score points for the Tritons in the two-day championship event. Earlier in the week, UCSD’s Cameron Sprowles finished in 11th place overall in the men’s foil competition, earning All-American status.
The National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships include individual events in each of the six weapons (women’s foil, women’s epee, women’s sabre, men’s foil, men’s epee, men’s sabre).
Fencers will compete in a round-robin of 24 fencers in five-touch bouts. After the round-robin, the top four fencers in each event will fence direct elimination 15-touch bouts for first, second, third and fourth place. Absolute ties for the seeding will be broken as follows: for positions one through three, by a coin toss; for position four, by a fence-off.
An institution’s place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships.