29 Nov 2021 | 10:07 | Fencing
INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy League men’s and women’s fencing squads received 50 of the 144 bids to the NCAA Fencing Championships next week when selections were announced on Tuesday.
Columbia and Princeton each received the maximum 12 bids for the combined championship, which will be held at Brandeis University’s Gosman Sports and Convocation Center in Waltham, Mass., March 24-27.
Harvard received nine bids, followed by Penn with eight, Cornell and Yale with four each, and Brown with one.
Fencers will compete in a round-robin format of five-touch bouts. After the round-robin, the top-four finishers in each weapon will fence in semifinal 15-touch bouts, with the winners fencing to determine first and second places, and the non-advancing fencers being awarded a tie for third place.
An institution’s place finish in the championships will be based on points earned by each individual. A team will be awarded one point for each victory by its student-athletes for the duration of the championships.