By Steve Wartenberg | Donald Anthony was hooked on fencing when he first learned to lunge, parry and riposte at the age of 8 in his hometown of Cleveland.
“I love the opportunity to constantly learn and perfect your technique,” said Anthony, 59, who helped lead the resurgence of American fencing, first as a competitor, and in recent years as president and chairman of the board of USA Fencing.
More than 30 Buckeyes to compete as city hosts fencers from around the world, including Rio Olympic medalists and past World Champions
COLUMBUS (January 3, 2017) – Columbus will host fencers from around the world, including Rio Olympic medalists and past World Champions, when more than 1,500 fencers descend on Halls C and D of the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the USA Fencing January North American Cup, January 6-9.
By Steve Wartenberg | The second-largest crowd – 17,345 people – in the history of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship filled Nationwide Arena to watch Stanford and Texas battle for the title on Saturday night.
And some of the credit for the big turnout goes to Stanford freshman Morgan Hentz.
By Steve Wartenberg | They’re here: The top volleyball teams and players in the country, all the hitters, blockers and setters from Nebraska, Texas, Stanford and Minnesota.
And they’re here for the NCAA Div. I Women’s Volleyball Championship at Nationwide Arena. Stanford and Minnesota play in the first semifinal Thursday at 7 p.m., and Texas will play defending champion Nebraska at 9:30 in a rematch of last year’s finals.
Release: Nebraska, Minnesota, Texas and Stanford Take the Road to Columbus for the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipDec 11
Nationwide Arena to Host Regional Winners as Columbus Looks to Set All-Time Attendance Mark
RELEASE: The Road to Columbus: Regional Sites Set for 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball ChampionshipDec 05
Nationwide Arena to Host Top Four Teams as Columbus Looks to Set All-Time Attendance Mark
COLUMBUS (December 5, 2016) – Only sixteen teams remain with a shot at the 2016 national championship to be contested in Columbus. The top four seeds in the Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship advanced through first- and second-round competition and will host regional matches December 9 and 10 on campus sites.
By Steve Wartenberg | Bishop Hartley’s Cody Kirkbride knows what to do when it’s the final few seconds of the Div. IV state championship football game and the outcome is on the line: Grab the football and be a hero.
In the title tilt a year ago, Kirkbride’s last-second interception sealed the Hawks’ 31-28 win over Steubenville.
RELEASE: Columbus to Host American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour High School All-America Match December 16Dec 01
Nationwide Arena to Host Showcase of Top High School Girls’ Volleyball Players in U.S.
RELEASE: Columbus to Host Nation’s Best Divers at USA Diving Winter National Championships at Ohio State December 15-21Nov 30
Six members of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, several divers with Columbus ties among those planning to compete
COLUMBUS (November 30, 2016) – More than 125 of the nation’s top divers, including six Olympians and several divers with ties to Columbus are among more than 125 divers registered to compete at the 2016 USA Diving Winter National Championships, set for December 15-21 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the Ohio State University campus.
By Steve Wartenberg | Before the current season began, something suddenly clicked in the mind of Geoff Carlston, coach of The Ohio State University women’s volleyball team: The NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship was coming to Columbus and Nationwide Arena on December 15 and 17.
“I didn’t really get it until seven or eight months ago, when I started thinking, ‘wow, this is going to be a pretty big deal,’” said the Buckeyes coach, adding “we really wanted to give ourselves an opportunity to be in that final four.”