Request a cover/ investigation The Denisonian is committed to bringing the most important factual information to the Denison community. All readers are welcomed to request a story cover of a phenomenon, a features on a student organization, a community concern, etc. 4 Comments Jason Homorody My father Peter Homorody is the current assistant tennis coach for the men’s tennis team at Denison. He is 80 years old. Today he won the golden slam of father and son doubles national championships. This means he won all the national championships for the year (hard court, grass court and clay court). I thought it would be a cool story for many reasons, least of which there are not a lot of 80 year old college coaches. I can send pictures if needed. November 16, 2018 Reply The Denisonian Hi! Sorry we just saw this comment! But glad we ended up covering it and I hope you like the story! December 6, 2018 Reply Peter Grandbois Hello Editors, I’m writing to request an article on the Denison Fencing Team. It’s been a couple years since the last one, and we’ve made great strides since then. Most recently, our team took 16th place at the college club nationals in Philadelphia. We ranked up alongside teams like Michigan, Cal-Berkeley, Texas, Florida, and Navy. We were the only small liberal arts college in the nation to do so. I’ve written a small blurb about it below, just to wet your appetite. But I’d love to see your editors write up something great! Sincerely, Peter Grandbois Head Fencing Coach Associate Professor of English Denison Fencing 16th in the Nation! Over the weekend of April 6th and 7th 2019, Big Red Fencing traveled to Philadelphia to take on forty-six of the toughest teams in the country at the U.S. College Club National Championships. Throughout the grueling two days of competition, they competed against powerhouse teams like Michigan, Texas, Florida, Navy, Cal-Berkeley, etc. After a day of preliminary rounds, the men’s sabre squad, led by seniors Jiayi Lu and Daniel Timmins, along with junior Dylan Tallman and freshman Anubhav Adhikari started day two as the 17th seed. They capitalized on that spot surprising a tough University of Connecticut team, then went on to shut out number one seed Cal-Berkeley before losing to Navy (who went on to win the competition). The Denison sabreists bounced back from that tough loss by beating both Tufts and Clemson on their way to an extraordinary 6th place finish! The women’s epee squad, made up of juniors Hayley LeBlanc and Tuuli Qin-Terrill and sophomore Diyanshu Emandi, started day two as the 8th seed then used their strong position to crush Clemson and UC Santa Barbara before succumbing to a powerful Michigan squad. They finished the day in 8th place after beating Georgia Tech and finally losing a nailbiter to Smith College. Coach Grandbois’ goal for the team was to get one squad into the top 8 this year, so to have two squads achieve this remarkable result was incredible, especially for a team that’s only three years old. The overall team placed sixteenth largely on the strength of those two results but also through some tough fighting by the men’s and women’s foil squads who placed 21st and 24th respectively and the men’s epee squad which also placed 24th. “We’re going to keep building on this momentum,” Coach Grandbois announced. “We’ve had a remarkable season in many ways, but we’ve also been hurt by the lack of depth on our women’s team. The flu devastated us at the Midwest Championships and sickness and injury hurt us at nationals, too.” He went on to say that recruiting more women remains his primary goal for next year. “If we can do that,” he said. “I think we have every reason to believe we can crack the top eight in the country and put some squads on the medals podium.” April 15, 2019 Reply The Denisonian Hi, I think that we would love to write an article about the Fencing team at the beginning of next semester, thanks for bringing this to our attention! Thank you, ~Liz Anastasiadis, Managing Editor April 28, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.