Nittany Lions Send 11 Qualifiers to San Antonio This Weekend
LION CAREER: 2012-13: Russell joined the Nittany Lions in the beginning of 2013 and found immediate success. The newcomer qualified for the Mid-Atlantic/South Regional competition, in which he placed eighth and earned himself a bid to the NCAA National Championships.At the championships he won 11 bouts to take 15th place. He finished the regular season with a strong record of 22-10, highlighted by three 3-0 performances against Penn, Harvard, and Duke.
Benjamin Russell comes to Penn State from Indiana, Pa. He went to Kiski Prep High School. He fences for the Ligonier Fencing Club in Ligonier, Pa. Ben is majoring in Environmental Safety and Health Engineering at Penn State.