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Ohio State fencing wins fourth national championship

The Ohio State fencing team won its fourth NCAA national championship Sunday.

OSU had a 14-point lead against Princeton heading into the final day of competition at the French Field House in Columbus, Ohio.

The Buckeyes extended the lead to 20 to guarantee victory and led by 21 at competition’s end. They finished with a final score of 182. Princeton was second with 161, and Notre Dame was third with 160.

It’s the fourth time the Buckeyes have won a championship, but is the third time OSU won the men’s and women’s combined championship. Coach Vladimir Nazlymov has led the Buckeyes to every combined title.

In 1942, OSU won its first national championship, but at that time only the men competed. Nazlymov coached OSU to combined championships in 2004 and 2008 as well.

 

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