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Varsity Blues hoist third provincial banner at OUA men’s fencing championship

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The Varsity Blues men's fencing team hold up a banner all too familiar to the touch after proving their prowess at the 2018 OUA men's fencing championships. (Varsity Blues photo)

KINGSTON, Ont. (from Varsity Blues) — The University of Toronto Varsity Blues won their third straight provincial banner in dominating fashion as the 2018 OUA men’s fencing championship wrapped up on Feb. 4 in Kingston, Ont.

U of T finished with 340 points, ahead of the host RMC Paladins (160) and Carleton Ravens (158).

Fourth-year veteran William Kinney led Toronto and was named an OUA all-star. Kinney highlighted a fantastic Day 1 for the Blues, winning the Schwende-Tully Trophy as the men’s sabre individual champion. He defeated Carleton’s Matheson Go in the final to earn his third OUA individual men’s sabre title in the past four years.

The kinesiology major from Mississauga, Ont., didn’t stop there, leading team of Cameron Haigh, Filbert Yung and Minsor Huang to a first-place finish in the men’s sabre team relay on Sunday.

Rookie standout David Chen-Li claimed the individual bronze medal in the men’s foil competition on Saturday and, along with James Hotti, Alexander Zhou and Robert Cyrwus, earned the silver medal in the men’s foil team relay on Sunday.

Third-year standout Colin Dale also medalled on Day 1. The physics major from Toronto garnered individual bronze in the men’s epee competition, defeating Kyle MacKinnon of the Paladins.

Dale went onto team up with Ben Musci, Beston Leung and Daniel Zhang to earn the silver medal in the men’s epee team relay competition.

Along with Kinney, both Dale and Chen-Li were named OUA all-stars.

––With files from RMC Paladins.

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