SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Senior Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) took 10th place in the men's epee and classmate Teddy Weller (Barrington, RI) captured the 13th spot in the men's saber, as the Brown fencing team competed in the second day of the 2013 NCAA Championship at San Antonio's Freeman Coliseum on Friday afternoon. The Bears ended the competition as the 10th best men's fencing squad in the country, notching 23 wins over the course of two days.
In the epee, McGuire added five wins to the eight he recorded in the opening rounds, finishing with a 13-10 record and a +16 differential. After finishing the first day in 12th, the senior, who made his second appearance at the NCAA Championship, moved up two spots to finish 10th. In the final rounds of action, he earned victories against fencers from Columbia, Harvard and Penn State. Marco Canevari from Ohio State earned the epee title by defeating Princeton's Jonathan Yergler in the championship bout.
Although he dropped down two spots into 13th place, Weller earned three victories in the final rounds of saber competition, finishing the competition with a -6 differential and a 10-13 record. The senior, who competed in his third NCAA Championship, grabbed wins over fencers from Notre Dame and Harvard. Michael Mills from Penn defeated Shaul Gordan from Penn State in the championship bout to take the saber title.
At the conclusion of the men's competition, Penn State earned the title with 94 victories. Princeton took second with 83, while Notre Dame grabbed the third spot with 77 wins. Harvard was just two points behind in the fourth spot, while Ohio State notched 70 wins to take fifth.