November 4, 2018

Three Buckeyes Medal at the Penn State Garret Open


Nov. 4, 2018


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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Buckeyes competed in the 46th annual Garret Open this past weekend at Penn State. The women’s squad competed on Saturday Nov. 4 and the men’s squad competed today. Members from both the men’s and women’s squad placed in the top 3.


Women’s Squad

On Saturday, the women had an impressive finish with Camilla Rivano placing first after defeating Notre Dame’s Morgan Partridge and Buckeye Gabriela Cecchini, placing third in women’s foil. Also competing for the women’s foil unit was Natalia Falkowski with six victories in the pool competition, placing 34th overall.

Emma Von Dadelszen and Alexanne Verret both placed in the top twenty for women’s epee. Emma Von Dadelszen had eight victories and Alexanne Verret had ten in the pool competition. Gabriella Leccese and Eva Petronchak placed in the top 50.

Several Buckeyes including Sarah Merza, Areil Gluck, Aleksandra Kolmykova, Nicole Fisher, and Stephanie Miller, placed in the top 50 for women’s sabre.


Men’s Squad

The men rounded out the competition on Sunday with two fencers placing in the top twenty in men’s foil. James Hu placed 13th with nine pool victories and Liam Smith placed 20th with seven victories. Four other Buckeyes placed in the top 50 in this category, including Jacob Gordon, William Gaziano, Nathan Wriedt, and Leon Cao.

John Culpepper ended the day with an impressive third place finish, defeating Notre Dame’s Dylan French in men’s epee. Henry Lange finished close behind with an eighth-place finish. Several other Buckeyes including Oliver Shindler, Ethan Edwards, Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Kaiden Crotchett, and Sean Lauron all placed in the top 50.

For Men’s Sabre, Domenik Koch placed sixth, defeating Yale fencer, Kevin Callahan. Roscoe Swartz, Frank Ditullio, Shanvanth Arnipalli, and Calvin Ong finished in the top 50.


What’s Next

The Buckeyes are set to host the Elite Invitational Duals the weekend of November 17 and 18 at French Field House. This will be the Buckeyes third competition of the 2018-2019 season.


2018 Garret Penn State Open

Nov. 3-4, 2018

White Building – University Park, Pa.


Women’s Foil

1 – Camilla Rivano

3T – Gabriela Cecchini

34 – Natalia Falkowski


Women’s Epee

14 – Emma Von Dadelszen

19 – Alexanne Verret

39 – Eva Petronchak

42 – Gabriella Leccese


Women’s Sabre

23 – Sarah Merza

36 – Arel Gluck

37 – Aleksandra Kolmykova

44T – Nicole Fisher

50 – Stephanie Miller


Men’s Foil

13 – James Hu

20 – Liam Smith

27 – Jacob Gordon

31 – Nathan Wriedt

46T – Leon Cao


Men’s Epee

3T – John Culpepper

8 – Henry Lange

12 – Oliver Shindler

15 – Ethan Edwards

26 –  Ahmed Al-Tayeb

28 – Kaiden Crotchett

37 – Sean Lauron


Men’s Sabre

6 – Domenik Koch

31 – Roscoe Swartz

35 – Frank Ditullio

44T – Shanvanth Arnipalli

49 – Calvin Ong

55 – Matthew Hayes


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