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FNC: Nittany Lions head to Anaheim for Olympic Trials

Oct. 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Eighteen Penn State fencers are heading to Anaheim, Calif., this upcoming weekend to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials. The Olympic Trials will start on Friday, Oct. 13th at 4 p.m. EST and will run until Monday, Oct. 16th.

Members of the Penn State women's team competing for Penn State this weekend are as follows: Epee: Freshman Alexandra Gillis (Dix Hill, N.Y), Sophomores Barbara VanBenthuysen (Spring, Texas) and Yumin Wang (Monmouth Junction, N.J.), Junior Alissa Hofmann (Cambridge, Mass.). Foil: Freshman Isabella Zuzulo (Newtown, Pa.). Saber: Freshmen Zara Moss (Cranberry Township, Pa.) and Sara Cunningham (Decatur, Ga.).

Members of the men's team competing for Penn State this weekend are: Epee: Sophomore Clinton Rodell (Annadale, Va.), Juniors Anton Piskovatsov (Houston, Texas) and Joshua Cole (Chappaqua, N.Y.), Senior Alfred Galeno (Queens, N.Y.). Foil: Freshman Shane Iveson (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Sophomore Andrey Ostatnigrosh (Fresno, Calif.), Junior Julian Fevry (St. Albans, N.Y.). Saber: Freshman Stephan Matthews (Denver, Colo.), Juniors Karol Metryka (Linden, N.J.) and Gavin Turner (Rehoboth, Mass), Senior Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.).



Penn State's fencing team will next be in action on Oct. 28-29 when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa., for the Temple Open. Fans can keep up with Penn State Fencing at Follow the team on Facebook at Penn State Fencing and on Twitter @pennstateFEN.


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