ACC Fencing Championships Set for this Weekend

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2017 Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships will be contested this weekend in a two-day event, hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

The action gets underway on Saturday with the women’s individual competition which will run from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Starting at 1:30, the men’s team competition will begin.

On Sunday, the men’s individual tournament will start at 7 a.m., followed by the men’s team competition at 12:30 p.m.

This will be the third ACC Fencing Championships since it returned as an ACC sponsored sport, with Notre Dame winning both the men’s and women’s championships in each of the past two years.

Previously, the ACC held men’s fencing championships from 1971 through 1980. During that time, six league institutions sponsored the sport: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, and Virginia. The Tar Heels, under current head coach Ron Miller, won eight of the 10 titles during the decade, with Clemson and Maryland winning the other two championships.

The fourth-ranked Notre Dame and ninth-ranked Duke men’s squads are both included in the CollegeFencing360 Coaches Poll, while North Carolina and Boston College are receiving votes. On the women’s side, Notre Dame is ranked No. 3 in the country followed by No. 10 Duke. North Carolina and Boston College are receiving votes.

For the second straight year, the championship will be broadcast live. Coverage will be available on ACC Network Extra and begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, with the individual championship bouts followed by the team competitions.

General public parking will be available in Science Drive Garage (302 Science Drive, Durham, NC) located off NC 751/Cameron Blvd. All guests should use the garage main entrance off of NC 751 between Erwin Road and Science Drive for entry. Look for the general public parking signs marking the entrance. There is no charge to park. Science Drive Garage will open 2 hours prior to the start of competition each day.

Entry to the event is free for all spectators.

Fans are encouraged to follow @ACCFencing on Twitter and use the official hashtag, #ACCFencing, for news and updates during the championship.

2017 ACC FENCING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, February 25
Women’s Individual Tournament
8 a.m. – Foil 
8 a.m. – Epee 
8 a.m. – Sabre
12 p.m. – Semifinal Bouts
12:30 p.m. – Championship Bouts

Men’s Team Tournament
1:30 p.m. - Boston College vs. Notre Dame
1:30 p.m. - North Carolina vs. Duke
2:30 p.m. - North Carolina vs. Notre Dame
2:30 p.m. - Boston College vs. Duke
3:30 p.m. - Duke vs. Notre Dame
3:30 p.m. - Boston College vs. North Carolina
4:30 p.m. – Awards              

Sunday, February 26
Men’s Individual Tournament
7 a.m. – Foil 
7 a.m. – Epee 
7 a.m. – Sabre 
11 a.m. – Semifinal Bouts
11:30 a.m. – Championship Bouts

Women’s Team Tournament
12:30 p.m. - Notre Dame v. Boston College 
12:30 p.m. - Duke v. North Carolina
1:30 p.m. - Notre Dame v. Duke 
1:30 p.m. – North Carolina vs. Boston College 
2:30 p.m. - Notre Dame v. North Carolina
2:30 p.m. - Duke v. Boston College 
3:30 p.m. – Awards