US epee team for Rio Games set

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 7:39 p.m. EST

The U.S. women's epee fencing team is set for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Princeton's Kat Holmes and Californian Katarzyna Trzopek have earned the final two spots following this past weekend's Budapest Grand Prix. Holmes and Trzopek join sisters Kelley and Courtney Holmes on the epee team.

Holmes took the year off from college competition in an attempt to compete in Rio. She earned her spot with a 6-0 result in pool competition. Trzopek held off four other American fencers to qualify.

Fifteen of the 17 Olympic fencing spots for the U.S. are in place. The full team will be announced next month.