Notre Dame fencing: Meinhardt Irish champ

Staff reports
ND Insider

Notre Dame men’s fencer Gerek Meinhardt won the NCAA men’s foil fencing crown Sunday with a 15-12 victory in the championship bout over David Willette of Penn State in Columbus, Ohio.

Meinhardt, who also won the 2010 foil individual title (he finished second in 2009 and tied for third in 2013), becomes the sixth two-time Notre Dame NCAA champion (including men and women).

Garrett McGrath advanced to the individual epee championship bout, before falling 15-13 to Yevgeny Karyuchenko of St. John’s.