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Group during pep rally

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The Nittany Lion gets the crowd at Penn State Lehigh Valley pumped up during the first annual pep rally on Oct. 13 in Centre Hall.

Matt Baranoski in front of lion shrine

Matt Baranoski

Baranoski, a Schreyer Scholar, returned to University Park this fall and is set to graduate in December.

Matt Baranoski cycling

A tale of two Olympians

As one athlete competed in his first Olympics, another took his third trip to the Summer Games. But Matt Baranoski and Bobby Lea have more than one thing in common: They were the only two U.S. men to qualify for track cycling events at the games in Rio De Janeiro and they are both former Penn State Lehigh Valley cyclists.
Baranoski and Lea

Matt Baranoski and Bobby Lea

Matt Baranoski (Left) and Bobby Lea (Right) are two former Penn State Lehigh Valley track cyclists and the only two U.S. men who qualified to compete in track cycling events at the Summer Games in Rio De Janeiro in August.

Matt Baranoski cycling

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Matt Baranoski, who was the youngest USA Cycling Elite National Champion, qualified for his first Olympic Games and competed in the Keirin event in Rio De Janeiro in August.

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Lea in London

Bobby Lea competed in both the Beijing and the London Summer Olympics. He competed in his third Summer Games this August in Rio De Janeiro.

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Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society event

Lea and Baranoski were welcomed home by the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society during a special Blue and White Night event on August 26 at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Night at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center

Over 200 guests came out to welcome Bobbby Lea and Matt Baranoski home on August 26 at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The special Blue and White Night event was held during the Madison Cup.

Student spotlight McKenzie Browne

McKenzie Browne, a sports journalism major, shares how the cycling club at Penn State Lehigh Valley has helped her with her skating career.

Student Spotlight: McKenzie Browne

Sports journalism major, McKenzie Browne is a member of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Cycling club and competes for Team USA internationally as an inline speed skater.

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