Written by OUA
Photo by Seyran Mammadov
TORONTO, Ontario – An action-packed day of individual competition wrapped up on Day 1 of the 2019 OUA men’s fencing championship (Feb. 9) at the University of Toronto’s Athletic Centre Field House.
The Varsity Blues hold a narrow lead in the team standings, sitting in first with 89 points, followed closely by the Carleton Ravens (77) and RMC Paladins (72).
Ottawa’s Patrick Fournier claimed the Charles Walters Trophy as the individual foil champion, narrowly defeating Carleton’s Daniel Manyoki, 15-13, in the final. Malcolm McLeod of the Brock Badgers defeated Waterloo’s Gareth Marks, 15-12, to claim the bronze medal.
U of T’s veteran Colin Dale claimed his second career Desjarlais Trophy as the men’s epee individual champion. Dale defeated Western’s Rick Wu, 15-8, in the final, while Alexander Zwegers of the Ryerson Rams defeated Spencer McGregor of Queen’s, 15-11, for the bronze medal.
York’s Adrien Sparling took home the Schwende Trophy as the OUA men’s sabre individual champion after a dominant 15-6 victory over Brock’s Aaron Olmstead. Carleton’s Ghazal Mo placed third, defeating RMC’s Gerson Zamor 15-9 in the bronze-medal match.
The championships continue tomorrow with the team relay event.
STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1
1 Toronto, 89
2 Carleton, 77
3 RMC, 72
4 Brock, 61
5 Ottawa, 59
6 Queen’s, 50
7 Ryerson, 48
8 York, 36
9 Western, 27
10 Waterloo, 21
11 Guelph, 11
12 McMaster, 7
13 Trent, 0
Foil Individual (Full Results)
Gold (Charles Walters Trophy): Patrick Fournier, Ottawa
Silver: Daniel Manyoki, Carleton
Bronze: Malcolm McLeod, Brock
Epee Individual (Full Results)
Gold (Desjarlais Trophy): Colin Dale, Toronto
Silver: Rick Wu, Western
Bronze: Alexander Zwegers, Ryerson
Sabre Individual (Full Results)
Gold (Schwende Trophy): Adrien Sparling, York
Silver: Aaron Olmstead, Brock
Bronze: Mo Ghazal, Carleton