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Fencing instructor Roberto Sobalvarro to coach Women's U.S. Olympic team

Sobalvarro.jpgRoberto Sobalvarro, instructor for PE 1031 Sabre Fencing and PE 1033 Foil Fencing in the School of Kinesiology, is traveling to London this summer for a once-in-a-lifetime visit. He has been named the head coach of the Women's Epee U.S. Olympic Team.

Sobalvarro is head coach of the Twin Cities Fencing Club and has been coaching and fencing for thirty years. He is a member of the U.S. national coaching staff and a former national head coach. He has traveled with and coached numerous senior and junior U.S. teams.

Joining Sobalvarro as a competitor on his Olympic team is Susie Scanlan, his fencing student since she was 9 years old and a University of Minnesota student beginning this fall. Scanlan was featured in a KARE-11 news segment yesterday. Above, Sobalvarro with his team at the National Championships. Congratulations to all!

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