EVANSTON, Ill. – The Caltech fencing team competed against some of the world's best competition during the Midwest Invitational hosted by Northwestern from Feb. 4-5. During the two-day, 16-team event seven Beavers earned a bid to the NCAA Western Regional championships.
NCAA Western Regional Qualifiers
The Beaver female fencers posted an overall win against Cleveland State. The Epee team won their dual 4-3 while the Sabre squad posted an nearly perfect win (8-1) in helping Caltech tally an overall score of 14-11 in knocking off the Vikings.
Caltech's men's squad dropped a hard fought 14-13 decision to Detroit Mercy. The Beavers won the epee battle 8-1 but came up just short in the other two weapons.
One of the highlights for members of the women's saber team came in their match-up with No. 10 Duke. The Blue Devils have Olympic bronze medalist Becca Ward on their squad and Beavers saber team members Marrisa Barrenintos, Mackenzie Day and Rachel Deghuee were able to compete against one of the best in the world.
Nearly half of the team's in the event were ranked in the nation's top 10 heading into the weekend.
The NCAA Western Regional will be held March 10-11 in Palo Alto, Calif. on Stanford's campus.