Oct. 30, 2011
Site: Evanston, Ill. (Henry Crown Sports Pavilion)
Next NU Event: Sunday, Nov. 6 -- USFA Illinois Junior Olympic Qualifier (Henry Crown Sports Pavilion), All Day
EVANSTON, Ill. -- After two days of intense competition, the Northwestern Wildcats emerged with three gold medals and 11 top-10 finishes across the three weapons overall at the Remenyik Open, which was held on campus at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion.
Karalina Collins (Houston, Texas/Waltrip) claimed the top spot in the épée; Devynn Patterson (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) was the champion with the foil; Chole Grainger (Decatur, Ga./Decatur) won the sabre at the Remenyik Open, which drew over 400 entrants from around the country.
Northwestern's Kendrick Mooney (Arcadia, Calif./Arcadia) tied for third place in the
epée, while Courtney Dumas (Cleveland, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) took fifth. Both fencers joined Collins in qualifying for the National Championships, which will be held next summer in Dallas, Texas. Three other Wildcats, Sonali Patel (7th), Kate Cavanaugh (9th) and Rose Semmel (10th) also placed in the top-10 over the weekend.
Patterson won the finale in the foil, and she did so against her teammate, Dayana Sarkisova
(Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) by a score of 15-11. Both Patterson and Sarkisova qualified for the National Championships. NU's Camille Provencal
, a senior, claimed eighth place in the foil competition.
As she did at the USFA Burton Open earlier this month, Grainger won the championship in the sabre event. The Georgia, native was the lone automatic qualifier for the National Championships from Northwestern. Alicia Gurrieri (Medford, N.J./Moorestown Friends) also finished in the top-10 in sixth place Sunday.
For complete results, please click on the PDFs above.
The Wildcats will host another USFA event next weekend, the Illinois Junior Olympic qualifier. Competition will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion.
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