The Fencing World Comes to Duke, March 23-26
NCAA fencing championships to be held for first time in Cameron Indoor Stadium
This marks the 15th time head coach Alex Beguinet has qualified five or more fencers to the national stage. (Beguinet recently won his 400th match as Duke coach.)
Duke will be represented by Chloe Beittel (women's epee), Lukas Dannull (men's saber), Christina Ferrari (women's foil), Rachel Koo (women's foil), Terence Lee (men's saber), Allen Marakov (men's epee), Kunling Tong (women's saber) and Anneke Zegers (women's saber).
2023 marks Ferrari's third trip to the NCAA Championship and is a two-time All-America honoree. Zegers also returns to the national stage for the third time, while Lee qualifies for consecutive seasons.
Last year, Ferrari and Lee captured All-America accolades, highlighted by Lee's second-place finish in men's saber. That performance marked the second-best finish in Duke men's program history behind 1996 national champion Jeremy Kahn.
The championship will include individual events in each of the six weapons (men's epee, men's foil, men's saber, women's epee, women's foil and women's saber).
Fencers will compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After the round-robin, the top-four finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with the winners fencing to determine first and second places, and the non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place.