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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Chloe Grainger is one of seven Wildcats heading to Portland for the January North American Cup this weekend.
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    Chloe Grainger is one of seven Wildcats heading to Portland for the January North American Cup this weekend.
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    Jan. 12, 2012

    USFA North American Cup
    Friday, January 13 - Monday, January 16
    Oregon Convention Center
    Portland, Ore. • All Day

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Seven standout members of Northwestern's women's fencing team will travel northwest to Portland, Ore. this weekend for the January North American Cup at the Oregon Convention Center.

    The January NAC is a selection event for both the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

    The tournament is a selection event for both squads that will compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as the teams that will compete at the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Moscow in April.

    The Wildcats will be represented in all three weapons over the course of the weekend. A trio of NU foilists will be in action on Friday, Jan. 13 in the Division I competition beginning at 10:30 a.m. CST. Northwestern will send seniors Camille Provencal (St. Paul, Minn./Central), Devynn Patterson (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) and junior Dayana Sarkisova (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) to the strips during the tournament's opening session.

    On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Division I women's epée competition commences at 10:30 a.m. CST. Another trio of 'Cats, Junior Kendrick Mooney (Arcadia, Calif./Arcadia) and freshmen Courtney Dumas (Cleveland, Ohio/Hathaway Brown) and Rose Semmel (Philadelphia, Pa./JR Masterman), will compete in that event.

     

     

    The Division I women's sabre event featuring Northwestern junior Chloe Grainger (Decatur, Ga./Decatur) will take place Sunday morning, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. CST.

    Finally, both Dumas and Semmel will be back in action on Monday, Jan. 16 in the Junior women's epée competition at 10:30 a.m. CST.

    The tournament, which concludes Monday, is free and open to the public. All bouts will be contested at the Oregon Convention Center.

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