Marauders foiled at OUA fencing


KINGSTON – The best finish McMaster could find after the opening day of the Ontario University Athletics men’s fencing championships was a 10th place.

Samir Ksara had that position in the individual sabre category on Saturday (Feb. 11). And right behind him in 11th was teammate Michael Irvine.

Marauder Kirill Jacenko finished 12th in the individual epee and Mike Nedelko was the top finisher for McMaster in the individual foil with 14th place.

In the individual epee, Ottawa Gee-Gee Marc-Andre Leblanc finished first followed by Queen’s Gael Karl Gardner and Ryerson Ram Arseni Tikhomirov. The individual foil event saw Varsity Blues Kyle Chan and Tomasz Blazejewski finish first and second respectively. Alecs Tudors of the Carleton Ravens rounded out the top three.

The Queen’s Gaels Francois Beaucage-Gauvreau successfully defended his individual sabre title from a year ago with the top three being filled out by the Varsity Blues Gordon Geringas and RMC Paladins Steven Morris.

Competition concludes today to determine the overall team winners.