Harvard to Host 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships

Harvard to Host 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships

Photo of Gordon Indoor Track courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time, Harvard University will serve as the host for the 2010 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships. The four-day championships will be held at Gordon Indoor Track March 25-28. A complete schedule of events will be announced at a later date.

“I am grateful to the Harvard athletic department for stepping in at a critical time to offer our facilities to host this high caliber event,” said Harvard head coach Peter Brand. “In recent years, American fencing has become a top contender on the world stage. This was illustrated recently in the Beijing Olympics when the U.S., including Harvard’s own Emily Cross (’08-09) led the world in the medal count.”

“College fencing also includes a large contingency of international fencers, many of whom are current members of their respective national teams,” Brand continued. “All of this will be on display at Harvard. It is a great opportunity for Harvard and the surrounding community to see firsthand not only the best fencers in the nation, but indeed the world.”

The NCAA regionals will be held March 13-14 in four locations (Providence, R.I., Madison, N.J., Evanston, Ill. and San Diego, Calif.). The NCAA will announce the fencers that will advance to the NCAA championships Tuesday, March 16.

The NCAA has held a national championship for fencing since the 1990 season. Harvard claimed the championship in 2006 and boasts five individual national champions, the last being Tim Hagamen (’07) in the sabre competition in 2007. Penn State, which hosted the 2009 NCAA championships, won the inaugural championship and has captured 11 fencing titles, the most of any program.

For ticket information, please call 617-495-2211 or visit the Harvard ticket office website at GoCrimson.com/information/tickets/index.

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