Veteran lefthander who is one of three seniors on men[apos]s epee squad … a tough competitor who has shown the ability to knock off the nation[apos]s top fencers … makes good use of his height (6-1) and solid technique … strikes his touches with tremendous force … looking to better utilize his tactical knowledge by being more flexible in different situations on the strip … has shown steady improvement throughout his career … was listed 17th in U.S. under-20 men[apos]s epee rankings during 2003-04 … placed 44th at the annual Penn State Open in the fall of 2006 (#15 seed) … his recent USFA results have included: sixth in the d-1A open competition at 2004 Summer Nationals (Greenville, S.C.; ), 15th at 2004 Junior Olympics (Cleveland), 127th at the North American Cup event in Overland Park, Kan. (Jan. [apos]05), 21st at 2005 Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.), 34th among field of 217 at the N.A.C. event in Houston (Jan. [apos]06), and 40th at 2006 Summer Nationals (Atlanta).
WITH THE IRISH: Compiled a 68-21 record in regular-season bouts during his first three seasons … won nearly 85 percent of his bouts (42-8) as a junior (1-2 at NYU Duals, 15-1 at ND Duals, 13-1 at Ohio State Duals, 13-4 at UCSD Duals) … placed sixth at 2006 Midwest Fencing Conference meet (9-15 loss to OSU[apos]s Christian Rivera in quarterfinals) and seventh at Midwest Regional in Cleveland (#10 seed; upset Rivera in 7th-place bout, 15-12) … registered a 17-7 record as a sophomore in [apos]04-[apos]05 while often serving as #4 epeeist … won his first 11 bouts in 2005 (3-0 at NYU Duals, 8-0 on first day of ND Duals) … top results as a sophomore included 5-4 wins over Columbia[apos]s William Verigan (at NYU) and UNC[apos]s Benton Heimsath (at Duke Duals) … his 9-6 record in 2003-04 included 2-2 at Northwestern Duals, 0-1 at NYU Duals and 7-3 at ND Duals … reached quarterfinals of Penn State Open in fall of [apos]03 (losing 11-15 to Brian Garrett of Rutgers) before placing 22nd at [apos]04 PSU Open.
PREP & PERSONAL: Earned four letters as member of varsity fencing team at Adlai Stevenson High School … listed in national rankings as a junior and senior … member of the National Honor Society … hails from same area as current Notre Dame football safety Tom Zbikowski and former Irish baseball pitcher Peter Ogilvie … son of Thomas and Maureen Gettings … full name is Patrick James Gettings … born Nov. 23, 1984, in Oak Park, Ill. … a management information systems major, in the Mendoza College of Business.
Gettings[apos] Career Record