Kamar Skeete and Shane Iverson win silver on Garret Open Day 2


University Park, Pennsylvania – The Penn State men’s fencing team concluded their first home meeting of the season, the Garret Open, today winning silver and bronze medals. Kamar Skeete went 3-1 winning silver in men’s saber. In male foil, Shane Iverson (Basking Ridge, NJ) won silver for the Nittany Lions with a 4-1 record on Sunday. Devin Tafoya (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) tied for third on épée with a 3-1 record.

In addition to the male foil, Sebastiano bicego (Vicenza, Italy) went 2-1 finishing in 7th place. Arwen Borowiak (Tauberbischofsheim, Germany), Aidan Johnson, and Donavyn Martinez (Fresno, Calif.) finished 9th, 10th and 12th respectively with a record of 1-1 each. Nicolas prince (Brooklyn, NY) and Konner Paik (Norwood, NJ) each went 0-1 finishing 16th and 20th respectively. Canon Caiden (Gahanna, Ohio) finished 23rd, Alexandre toro (Ambler, Pa) was 25th, and Gavin Hay (Troy, Michigan) finished the day in 29th place.

Evan xu (Sugarland, Texas) finished 2-1 on épée, finishing in 8th place. Daniel Shifron (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and Jonathan Piskovatskov (Houston, TX) finished 12th and 13th respectively, ending the day 1-1. Ryan griffiths (Fair Lawn, NJ), Stafford Moosekian (Los Angeles, California) and Mitchel Bekker (Brooklyn, NY) each went 0-1 finishing 17th, 20th and 23rd respectively. Noah Sitbon-Taylor (Washington DC), Peter Kambeseles (Brooklyn, New York), Nicolas glaz (Staten Island, NY), and Elias Cole (Chappaqua, NY) finished 34th, 36th, 37th and 38th respectively.

Clement Perrier (Allauch, France) took 5th place finishing 1-1. Nick Zielinski (Prospect Heights, Ill.) And Fernando Chacon (La Paz, Bolivia) finished 10th and 14th respectively with a 0-1 record. Jeff Basalyga (Saddle River, NJ) finished 19th. Samuel cohen (Kensington, Maryland) was 25th.

Penn State will then be in action on Sunday, December 5, when it travels to Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Connecticut, for a double series with hosts, NYU, Harvard, Princeton, Vassar and NJIT (m).

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