Penn State

Penn State’s Mackiewicz wins national title

From CDT staff reports

Andrew Mackiewicz defended his 2015 national title Sunday, as he was crowned 2016 Men’s Sabre Champion at the NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships.

Mackiewicz is the third-ever Penn State men’s fencer to earn back-to-back championships.

Mackiewicz defeated Princeton’s Edward Chin 15-11 in the semifinals, and handled Ferenc Valkai of St. John’s in the final by the same score.

“It’s a relieving feeling (winning the title),” Mackiewicz said in a Penn State press release. “To win it back-to-back is something special.”

Teammate and senior captain Kaito Streets also made it to the sabre semifinals, but lost to Valkai 15-11.