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    Seven Wildcats Prep for Sunday's Junior Olympic Qualifier

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Olivia Lim will be one of two NU fencers in the under-20 women's epée event Sunday.
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    Olivia Lim will be one of two NU fencers in the under-20 women's epée event Sunday.
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    Nov. 29, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Seven Northwestern fencers will represent the Wildcats in the final event of the calendar year Sunday at the USA Fencing Illinois Junior Olympic Qualifier at historic Patten Gymnasium on the school's Evanston campus.

     Illinois Junior Olympic Qualifier
     Date  Sunday, Dec. 2 | All Day
     Location  Patten Gymnasium  | Evanston, Ill.
     Results  askFRED.net
     Social Media  @NCatFencing   |  Facebook

    Two sophomores and five freshmen will all be in action Sunday with an eye on qualifying for the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Fencing Championships that will take place Feb. 15-18 in Baltimore, Md.

    Two freshmen, Helen Foster and Olivia Lim will be the first pair in action as the duo will fence in the under-20 women's epée event, beginning at approximately 9 a.m.

    Sophomore Tina Umanskiy will lead a trio of Wildcats into the under-20 women's foil competition at approximately 11:30 a.m. Freshmen Mikela Goldstein and Charlotte Sands are also registered to compete Sunday.

    The under-20 women's sabre competition is the final event scheduled to go off Sunday. Sophomore Sarah Bruhl, who is in her first season fencing sabre, will participate, as will newcomer Cara Franke.

    Northwestern's full squad will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12 when the group travels to Los Angeles, Calif. for the Western Invitational.

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