Women’s fencing wins gold in all three weapons at Garret Penn State Open

Penn State women’s fencing wins gold in all three weapons at Garret Penn State Open
Successful first day of Garret Penn State Open for Nittany Lions in the White Building

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania. – The Penn State Nittany Lion fencing team won gold in all three weapons today on day one of the Garret Penn State Open. The first day of competition was devoted to the women’s events since the men will compete tomorrow from 8:30 am in the White Building.

Samantha Catantan again leads the ladies in women’s foil by winning first place with her teammate Arianna Proietti in second place. Clarisse Tan, seal of grace, Halah Keraman, Ariel Ratsepand Claire Haas also participated in women’s foil.

Kateryna Chorniy also won gold for Penn State women’s epee alongside Jaclyn Khrol with solver. Axelle Wasiak and Jordan Liverant finished in seventh and eighth places. Nirali Igoe, Evelyne Pham, Helen Myers, Kim Jin, Grace Baranoski and Vama Maniar also participated in this event.

Completing Penn State’s first-place sweep in all three weapons was Ola Strzalkowski in saber. Those who also represented Penn State in women’s saber were Teagan McNally, Amelia Baker, Mia Novick, Steph Jen and Alexa Horan.

The action continues tomorrow with the men’s foil and epee events starting at 8.30am tomorrow with the next saber at 11am. Penn State fans are encouraged to follow Penn State fencing via Twitter @pennstatefen, on Instagram @pennstatefen and on the Penn State Fencing Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatefencing.

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