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Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger

Biography

• Competed collegiately for Ohio State University, winning the national title in men’s individual épée as a senior at the 2018 NCAA Fencing Championships
• Captained the Ohio State Buckeyes fencing team for three of his four years on the team
• Finished second at the 2016 NCAA Fencing Championships
• Placed 10th in individual épée at the FIE World Championships in 2018
• Pan American Junior Champion in 2013 and 2015
• Seven-time Canadian champion
• Won individual and team épée gold at the 2013 Canada Games

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MARC-ANTOINE

Getting into the Sport: Started fencing at age 11 and competing at a high level at age 14… Began as a foil fencer before switching to épée and improving very quickly… Inspired to compete for Team Canada when watching the Olympics at a young age… Outside Interests: Major in Mechanical Engineering at Ohio State University… Enjoys reading and canoeing…

Notable International Results

FIE World Championships: 2018 – 10th (épée); 2017 – 83rd (épée), 20th (team épée); 2013 – 64th (épée), 20th (team épée)

Pan American Championships: 2018 – 29th (épée), 7th (team épée); 2017 – BRONZE (team épée ), 24th (épée); 2013 – 19th (épée ), 5th (team épée)

Pan American Championships (junior): 2015 – GOLD (épée), GOLD (team épée); 2014 – BRONZE (épée); 2013 – GOLD (épée)