Former Penn State fencing All-American Monica Aksamit helped the United States women’s saber team earn a bronze medal in the Rio Olympic Games on Saturday, Aug. 13. The Matawan, New Jersey, native competed for the United States in the team’s 45-30 bronze medal match win over Italy. Aksamit’s bronze is the 31st Olympic medal won by a Penn State student-athlete all-time.
Powered by the wrestling team’s fifth NCAA championship in the past six years and a top 10 finish by men’s and women’s fencing, Penn State Athletics continues to maintain residence in the top 10 in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings.
Penn State closed out the 2014-15 fencing season with a second place team finish at the NCAA Championships March 20-22. The Nittany Lions' finish was impressive, competing with just 11 fencers out of a possible 12.
Heading into this weekend's competition, the Nittany Lion fencing teams look to defend their title as national champions while seeking the program's 14th national championship, and fourth in the last seven years.
Penn State fencers dominated much of the competition at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/Southern Regional in Durham, N.C. on Saturday (March 7). All competing Penn State fencers finished in the top 20 for their events with most finishing in the top 10. Eleven Nittany Lions qualified to move on to the national championship March 19-22.
Members of the Penn State fencing team will travel to Portland, Ore. this weekend, Oct. 10-13, to compete in 2014 Olympic Trials. The four-day event will bring in some of the nations top fencers and give Penn State the opportunity to compete against some of the best athletes in the country.
Wieslaw 'Wes' Glon, a 29-year veteran on the Penn State coaching staff, has been named the Head Coach for the Penn State men's and women's fencing teams. Glon led Penn State to the NCAA title this past year as the interim head coach.
Wes Glon, interim head coach for Penn State men's and women's fencing teams and a 28-year veteran on the Penn State coaching staff, has been named the 2014 Coach of the Year by the United States Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA).
Penn State fencing clinched its 13th national title with a dominant performance in the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships on Sunday (March 23). The title is Nittany Lions' third in the past six years. Penn State is now the winningest fencing program in the NCAA.
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.