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University Park, Pa. - The Penn State men's and women's fencing team will return to action this weekend in White Building as they host the Penn State Invite on Saturday Jan. 17. Competing teams will include UPenn, UNC, Columbia, Haverford, and Temple (women's team only), and action is set to begin at 8:30 a.m.
At the team's last tournament at Sacred Heart, the men's team left the tournament undefeated, going 4-0 against Sacred Heart, Harvard, Vassar, and NYU. The women's team finished 3-1 and only fell to Harvard. Fencers set to compete are as followed:
Men's Epee: Daniel, Ashkeboussi (Johns Creek, Ga.), Farzaan Karimi (Medfield, Mass.), Maxwell Kleeman (Los Angeles, Calif.), Yasser Mahmoud (Quincy, Mass.), Conor Shepard (Colleyville, Texas), Lars Swanson (Mendham, N.J.), and Oskar Tang (Stockholm, Sweden).
Men's Foil: Stephen Barnett (Clinton, Conn.), Howie Chan (Hong Kong), David Gomez-Tanamachi (Mexico City, Mexico), Nicolas Graziano (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Paul Valigorsky (DuBois, Pa.), David Akrami (Plano, Texas), and Alejandro Andrade (Quito, Ecuador).
Men's Saber: Michael Brand (Needham, Mass.), David Filteau (Pearland, Texas), Gaspar Lesznik (Wyckoff, N.J.), Seth Levine (Port Matilda, Pa.), Adam Lewicki (Oakland, N.J.), Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.), Alex Schneller (Billerica, Mass.), Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.), and Khalil Thompson (Teaneck, N.J.).
Women's Epee: Jessie Radanovich (San Francisco, Calif.), Julia Higson (State College, Pa.), Parand Jalili (E. Walpole, Mass.), Sara Moore (Woodbridge, Va.), Jessica O'Neill-Lyublinsky (North Salem, N.Y.), Elizabeth Peter (Harrisburg, Pa.), and Rebecca Stanley (Willis, Texas).
Women's Foil: Alina Antokhina (Moscow, Russia), Najiyyah Clark (Maplewood, N.J.), Elana Dickman (Denville, N.J.), Kane Gladnick (Wynnewood, Pa.), Kate Gosser (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), Jennifer Hudson (Bernardsville, N.J.), Kasey Iverson (Baskin Ridge, N.J.), Clarisse Luminet (Lyon, France), Desree Ortega-Furgeson (Wyoming, Mich.), Daniella Ortiz (Bayside, N.Y.), and Sarah Schlicher (Quakertown, Pa.).
Women's Saber: Brianne Cavaliere (Wayne, N.J.), Karen Chang, Kathryn Charpin (Setauket, N.Y.), Teodora Kakhiani (Tbilisi, Georgia), Elizabeth Rapp (Portland, Ore.), Juliette Ribardiere (San Jose, Calif.), and Jacqueline Rozpedowski (Flemington, N.J.).
Results from this weekend's event will be posted on GoPSUsports.com at the conclusion of each day's action. Penn State Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State fencing via twitter at www.twitter.com/PennStateFen and on Penn State Fencing's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatefencing.