Twelve Penn State fencers selected to compete in National Championships

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Twelve Penn State fencers have been selected to compete in the 2014 National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships. Six fencers for each team (men and women) the maximum allotted number of fencers per school, will represent the Nittany Lions. The NCAA Men's and Women's Fencing Committee selected 144 competitors to participate in the championships, March 20-23 at Ohio State.

Competing for the men include freshman Conor Shepard and sophomore Yasser Mahmoud in men's epee, senior David Willette and sophomore Nobuo Bravo in men's foil, and senior Adrian Bak and sophomore Kaito Streets.

Competing for the women include freshman Jessie Radanovich and junior Jessica O'Neill-Lyublinsky in women's epee, sophomore Clarisse Luminet and junior Alina Antokhina and senior Nicole Glon and freshman Teodara Kakhiani in women's saber.

Penn State also had five fencers chosen as alternates for the weekend. Those fencers include Elizabeth Rapp, David Gomez-Tanamachi, Jeffrey Miller, and Jeremy Goldstein

Heading into this weekend's competition, CollegeFencing360.com ranks Penn State first in men's fencing and fifth in women's. As a team, the Nittany Lions look to improve on last year's third place finish at Nationals. Penn State will be searching for its thirteenth National Championship, and its third in the last six years at this weekend's competition.

Results from the upcoming weekend's championship will be posted here on gopsusports.com as the competition takes place. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State Fencing via Twitter www.twitter.com/pennstateFEN and on Penn State Fencing's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatefencing.

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Last Updated March 28, 2014