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Penn State Fencing Season Begins This Weekend at the North American Cup

Oct. 7, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; October 7, 2015 – The Penn State Nittany Lion fencing team will spend homecoming weekend in Richmond, Va. competing in its first competition of the 2015-16 season. The results of the North American Cup will count towards the fencers’ 2016 Olympic qualifications.

In total, Penn State will be sending 35 fencers to the four-day long competition. The event will run from Friday, Oct. 9 – Monday, Oct. 12.

Each day of the competition features a different fencing event.

Friday’s bouts will be for men’s sabre.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s competition will be split between foil and epee, with men’s foil and women’s epee on Saturday and men’s epee and women’s foil on Sunday.

The tournament will finish Monday with women’s sabre.

The Penn State fencers will be competing as follows:

FRIDAY: Men’s Sabre
Senior Adam Lewicki (Oakland, N.J.); sophomores Eduardo Azueta (Queretaro, Mexico), Khalil Thompson (Teaneck, N.J.) and Jarrett Lewis (Montclair, N.J.); freshmen Bradley Devito (Ridgefield, Conn.), Karol Metryka (Linden, N.J.), Gavin Turner (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Marcel Dolegiewicz (Park Ridge, Ill.).

SATURDAY: Men’s Foil / Women’s Epee
Seniors Nobuo Bravo (San Fransisco, Calif.) and Jessica O’Neil-Lyublinsky (North Salem, N.Y.); juniors Howie Chan (Walnut, Calif.), Nicolas Graziano (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Jessie Randanovich-Gottesman (Tollhouse, Calif.); sophomores Stephen Barnett (Clinton, Conn.) and Julia Higson (State College, Pa.); freshmen Richard Cho (Seoul, South Korea), Julian Fevry (St. Albans, N.Y.), Ethan Gumagay (Vienna, Va.), Anastasia Kalonji (Rennes, France), Medora McCarthy (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) and Alissa Hoffman (Cambridge, Mass.).

SUNDAY: Men’s Epee / Women’s Foil
Senior Clarisse Luminet (Lyon, France); juniors Lars Swanson (Mendham, N.J.), Oskar Tang (Gothenbur, Sweden) and Deseree Ortega-Fergeson (Wyoming, Mich.); sophomores Ian Gregory (State College, Pa.), Kasey Iverson (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Najiyyah Clark (Maplewood, N.J.); freshmen Joshua Cole (Chappaqua, N.Y.), Sam Freiman (The Woodlands, Texas) and Anton Piskovatskov (Houston, Texas).

MONDAY: Women’s Sabre
Junior Teodora Kakhiani (Tbilisi, Georgia); sophomore Kathryn Charpin (Setauket, N.Y.); freshmen Deana Oliver (Montclair, N.J.) and Erin McLoughlin (San Jose, Costa Rica).

Check back on GoPSUsports for daily recaps of the weekend’s collegiate fencing action. Penn State fans are encouraged to follow Penn State fencing via Twitter at, on Penn State Fencing’s Facebook page at and on Instagram at




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