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Gao Competes at NCAA Fencing Championships

March 25, 2018

Jill Guise
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

The Basics
• Location: State College, PA • Multi-Sport Facility
• The Short Story: Johns Hopkins sophomore Tiger Gao won six bouts to finish in 23rd place at the 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships this weekend. As a team, Hopkins finished in 26th, out of 27, at the championships.

How it Happened
• The first Blue Jay fencer to compete at NCAAs in more than a decade, Gao won six of his 23 bouts. In addition, he lost six of his bouts by just one touch.

What it Means
• Gao's six wins are the most by a Blue Jay Epeeist since Matt Bouloubasis went 7-16 at the 2004 NCAA Championships.
• Gao finishes the season with 62 wins, going 62-40 on the season. With two seasons under his belt, Gao sports a career record of 136-70. His 136 wins are already tied for 17th, among all Epeeists, in program history.