University of Toronto Varsity Blues repeat as OUA Men's Fencing Champions

University of Toronto Varsity Blues repeat as OUA Men's Fencing Champions

ST. CATHARINES, ON - The University of Toronto Varsity Blues captured the 2017 OUA Men's Fencing Championship title Sunday afternoon at the Ian Beddis Gymnasium at Brock University. 

The Varsity Blues took home gold in the Men's Epee Team Relay event and silver in the Sabre, claiming the OUA banner for a second straight year.  Toronto finished first with a total of 254 points, while Carleton (230) and RMC (173) brought home overall silver and bronze medals, respectively.

In the most exciting final of the day, York won their first team medal since 1986 as they defeated the Blues by a score of 45-44 in the Sabre Team Relay event. RMC earned bronze after beating their crosstown rivals from Queen's.

Carleton won gold in the Men's Foil event over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees by the score of 45-25.

The Paladins had a successful Sunday, finishing second in Epee and with bronze in the Sabre Team Relay.

Ryerson finished fourth overall after winning bronze in both the Foil and Epee Team Relay events. 

On Day One, No. 1 ranked Samuel Hardwicke-Brown from Ryerson took home individual gold in Foil and the Charles Walters Trophy. Carleton's Philip McCully and Geoffrey Devaney captured OUA silver and bronze, respectively.

In the Men's Epee, Toronto's Colin Dale captured the gold medal and the Desjarlais Trophy, while Carleton's Zachary Zanussi took home silver and RMC's Dani Mansour collected bronze. 

In the men's sabre, York's Adrien Sparling won gold and the Schwende Trophy. The Varsity Blues William Kinney added silver and Queen's Kenneth West took home bronze.

The Christian Vidosa Trophy for Coach of the Year went to University of Guelph's Rebecca Walker. Varsity Blues standout Colin Dale received the George Tully Trophy for Sportsmanship. 

Full results from the OUA Men's Fencing Championship can be found here: 

Team Relay Men's Foil
GOLD - Carleton
SILVER - Ottawa
BRONZE - Ryerson 

Team Relay Men's Epee
GOLD - Toronto
BRONZE - Ryerson 

Team Relay Men's Sabre
GOLD - York
SILVER - Toronto

Men's Foil
GOLD - HARDWICKE-BROWN, Samuel (Ryerson) - Charles Walter Trophy
SILVER - MCCULLY, Philip (Carleton)
BRONZE - DEVANEY, Geoffrey (Carleton) 

Men's Epee 
GOLD - DALE, Colin (Toronto) - Desjarlais Trophy
SILVER - ZANUSSI, Zachary (Carleton)

Men's Sabre
GOLD - SPARLING, Adrien (York) - Schwende Trophy
SILVER - KINNEY, William (Toronto)
BRONZE - WEST, Kenneth (Queen's) 

OUA All-Stars
Colin Dale (Toronto)
Geoff Devaney (Carleton)
Patrick Fournier (Ottawa)
Sam Hardwicke-Brown (Ryerson)
William Kinney (Toronto)
Dani Mansour (RMC)
Phil McCully (Carleton)
Adrien Sparling (York)
Kenneth West (Queen's)
Garrett Whelan (RMC)
Logan Wilford (Brock)
Zac Zanussi (Carleton) 

Final Standings
Toronto - 254
Carleton - 230
RMC - 173
Ryerson - 172
York - 149
Queen's - 135
Western - 128
Brock - 96
Ottawa - 95
McMaster - 66
Trent - 1
Guelph - 0