Veteran lefthander who is one of three seniors on men's epee squad ... a tough competitor who has shown the ability to knock off the nation'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'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. '05), 21st at 2005 Summer Nationals (Sacramento, Calif.), 34th among field of 217 at the N.A.C. event in Houston (Jan. '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'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 '04-'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's William Verigan (at NYU) and UNC'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 '03 (losing 11-15 to Brian Garrett of Rutgers) before placing 22nd at '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' Career Record