UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State fencing team will head to Notre Dame this weekend in lieu of last Saturday’s cancelled duel at St. John’s. The Red Storm was forced to call off the match set for Jan. 23 after Winter Storm Jonas caused a reported 26.8-inch snowfall in the New York City-area.
The change of plans gives the Nittany Lions the opportunity to compete against some opponents they do not typically face. Penn State will face Big Ten rival Ohio State Saturday evening, followed by Notre Dame, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, Air Force Academy, University of California San Diego, Cleveland State (men only) and Northwestern (women only) throughout the day Sunday.
Competing for the men are:
Foil: Howie Chan (Walnut, Calif.), Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco, Calif.), Julian Fevry (St. Alban’s, N.Y.), Nicolas Graziano (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Richard Cho (Seoul, South Korea) and Stephen Barnett (Clinton, Conn.).
Epee: Patrick August (Las Vegas, Nev.), Lars Swanson (Mendham, N.J.), Conor Shepard (Colleyville, Texas), Joshua Cole (Chappaqua, N.Y.), Oskar Tang (Gothenburg, Sweden), Anton Piskovatskov (Houston, Texas) and Farzaan Karimi (Medfield, Mass.).
Competing for the women are:
Epee: Jessie Radanovich (Tollhouse, Calif.), Jessica O’Neill-Lyublinsky (North Salem, N.Y.), Anastasia Kalonji (Rennes, France), Nicolette Vigna (Thornwood, N.Y.), Julia Higson (State College, Pa.), Sarah Waller (McKinney, Texas) and Alissa Hofmann (Cambridge, Mass.).
Sabre: Hanan Adnan (Singapore, Singapore), Erin McLoughlin (San Jose, Costa Rica), Brianne Cavaliere (Wayne, N.J.), DeAna Oliver (Montclair, N.J.), Kathryn Charpin (Setauket, N.Y.) and Teodora Kakhiani (Tbilisi, Georgia).
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