Filipina fencer Sam Catantan bags gold in Garret Open Women’s tourney

Sam Catantan Garret Open Women's tourney
Penn State sophomore Sam Catantan bagged the title in women’s foil during the 2021 Garret Open. Photo from Sam Catantan FB.

Filipina fencer Samantha “Sam” Kyle Catantan has won the gold medal in the Garret Open women’s foil tournament hosted by the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).

Catantan, who marked a memorable debut playing for Penn State during the Ohio State Invitational, led the Nittany Lions’ women’s fencing team on the first day of the Garret Open held in University Park on November 6, 2021.

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The Penn State fencing ace first ousted Columbia’s Vivian Zheng, 15-9, in the semifinal round.

The Filipina fencer who took the All-America honors at the 2021 NCAA went on to defeat another Columbia bet, Delphine de Vore, in the gold medal round.

The Philippines’ champion junior fencer from the University of the East (UE) High School nabbed silver in the North American Cup (NAC) held in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. in June.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipina fencer Samantha Kyle Catantan for winning the gold medal in the Garret Open women’s foil tournament hosted by the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).

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