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FNC: Nittany Lion Men Compete at Temple Open

Oct. 29, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State men’s fencing team competed at the Temple Open today, capping off the tournament’s action for the Nittany Lions. Head coach Wes Glon’s squad was strong throughout the day.

Junior Joshua Cole (Chappaqua, N.Y.) brought home Penn State’s top finish, placing first in the epee. Freshman Stefan Nico Popovici (Katy, Texas) was also solid, finishing seventh.

The men’s foil team followed up on that success. Sophomores Andrew Grass (Burke,Va.) and Andrey Ostatnigrosh (Fresno, Calif.) took third and fifth, respectively, with freshmen Shane Iverson (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Tomas Koeck (Fairfield, Conn.) taking 14th and 21st.

Penn State’s young saber team was also competitive with freshmen Chase Pflueger (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Maksymilian Mateja (Arlington Heights, Ill.) taking 13th and 17th.

Penn State will be in action when they return home to host the Penn State Garret Open on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5. Fans can up with Penn State Fencing at Follow the team on Facebook at Penn State Fencing and on Twitter @pennstateFEN.




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