Michigan's fencing club was the highest-placing overall club team at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships today at Notre Dame. They finished 5th overall (men 4th, women 6th) out of 20 teams, but everyone above them in the final standings has at least one part of the squad as varsity (e.g., Northwestern women). They also had the best club performance on two weapons (mens foil, womens foil). Props to the fencers and best of luck at club nationals.
I actually attended for a couple of hours this afternoon (my kids have just started at a local club, and one of the coaches is also a coach at ND), and it was pretty cool, although I know very little about the sport. The mens sabre final between OSU and ND was just a blur, although it was nice to see the OSU team being complete douchebags - living up to expectations. My kids' coach also lamented Michigan's lack of varsity fencing - he thinks Michigan has everything it needs to be a successful varsity team (good academics, good kids, and money).