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East Setauket, N.Y.
Junior Brian Heflich enters his fourth season with the Nittany Lions. After a vast improvement in his epee play, Heflich earned a trip to nationals, but not place.
2008-09: Heflich started in the epee for Penn State as a junior and posted a solid 17-14 dual meet record. He placed seventh at Mid-Atlantic South-Regionals and earned a trip to nationals but not place.
2007-08: Heflich finished his second season with a 14-7 duals record in epee competition. His eighth place finish at regionals earned him an alternate spot for the NCAA championships. Heflich's strongest weekend came at the Penn State Duals, where he went 5-2.
2006-07: Heflich went 1-2 in duals, going 0-2 in December and 1-0 with a win vs. Duke in January.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Very tall and very fast, the powerful Heflich came to Penn State to fence. He fenced at the Mission Fencing Academy, headed by Penn State graduate Jeff Salmon.