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Day: March 28, 2011

Poll Shows Bard-Lennartz Leading Presidential Race

Yesterday, Onward State took advantage of Facebook's spiffy new poll feature to ask our followers about the UPUA presidential election. So far, we've received 567 votes, which isn't very much at all in terms of the whole Penn State undergraduate community. But for our organization which is only two years old, we think it's pretty cool.

Fencing Team Finishes 2nd at NCAA Finals

For all the successes that Penn State sports achieve, no team comes close to the continuing successes that the Penn State Fencing Team has had over the past 21 years. Since 1990, Penn State fencing has won total 12 national championships and the previous two. (Fun fact: Penn State Fencing's 12 NCAA National Championships equals the total number of championships of the second most successful Big Ten school's entire athletic department, Iowa.) Held in Columbus, Ohio the 2011 NCAA Fencing National championship saw the fencing team looking to channel their inner women's volleyball players and win their third consecutive national championship. Unfortunately for the Nittany Lions, it wasn't in the cards this weekend.

Sanderson Shines In Return To The Mat

Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson was quite the grappler in his day. During his time at Iowa State, he won four straight national championships and did not lose a match, going 159-0. He went on to win the gold medal in the 2004 Olympics in freestyle wrestling. After his Nittany Lion team won the Big Ten Tournament earlier this month, Sanderson has forced to uphold a promise he made to his men by competing in the USA Wrestling Northeast Senior Freestyle Regionals which took place this past weekend. Even though he hadn't wrestled in a official match in seven years, he didn't seem to miss a beat.

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