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Peter Truszkowski finishes 10th at NCAA Fencing Championships

Posted Sunday, March 19, 2006

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Houston, TX - Peter Truszkowski became the second Duke fencer this season to earn All-America honors when he finished in 10th place at the NCAA Fencing Championships in Houston, Texas on Sunday.

Truszkowski, a freshman from Northfield, Ill., joined Ibtihaj Muhammad as an All-America recipient when he ended the tournament with 13 victories in saber. Truszkowski became the ninth Duke fencer to earn All-America honors. He joined current Blue Devils Muhammad and Anne Kercsmar on the list. Muhammad is one of three Duke fencers to claim the honor in multiple seasons. Truszkowski recorded 88 touches while receiving 83 over the seven rounds of competition. He was one victory shy of Stanford’s Teddy Levitt for ninth place. Adam Crompton of Ohio State won the gold medal with a 15-9 victory over Patrick Ghattas of Notre Dame. Ohio State’s Jason Rogers defeated Harvard’s Timothy Hagamen for the bronze medal.

Muhammad earned All-America honors on Friday with a sixth place finish in the women’s saber. Other Blue Devils in the competiton were Allison Schafer (saber - 19th), Kercsmar (epee - 16th), Dorothy Hubbard (epee - 18th) and Marilyn Tycer (foil - 24th).

Duke finished tied for 11th with Northwestern with 56 overall victories from its six fencers. Harvard won the team competition with 165 victories, six more than second place Penn State.

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