Torrey Pines High School sophomore Nicole Pustilnik is on the attack, racking up points as member of Team USA Fencing. Nicole placed 12th at the Junior Foil World Cup in London in November and 16th at the Junior Foil World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria in December. Currently, Nicole is ranked fifth among U.S. fencers in the junior category.
Nicole Pustilnik with her coach Ted Padgitt at the nationals this summer. Courtesy
Nicole, a former rhythmic gymnast, picked up fencing six years ago, following in her brother’s footsteps.
In gymnastics, she trained with coach Lena Silaeva.
“She built my stamina, flexibility and coordination—three factors really useful in...