UCSD entered 23 fencers in the contest to compete against the likes of Stanford, Air Force Academy and Cal Tech. The Cardinal had a dominant showing at the event, topping the leaderboard in five of six weapon categories.
In women's sabre, Triton Gesner won silver and teammate Stanley took home bronze. Forcier placed second in the women's foil contest, while Gillcrist finished third in women's epee.
Fong was the lone Triton to place in the competition on the men's side. Missing the silver by only indicators, he secured third place in the men's foil event. Fong had the same number of victories as Air Force's Phillip Choy, but finished with four less indicator touches than the second place finisher.
Because they placed second or better at the regional competition, Forcier and Gesner will go on to represent the Tritons at the NCAA National Championships, held March 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio.
NCAA West Regionals
March 10, 2012
The Fencing Center at Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation