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1/29 Men's Fencing at Notre Dame Duals

Notre Dame Men's Fencing at the Notre Dame Duals on January 29th.

  • MFC Foil Ninth-Place Finisher (2013)
  • Honorable Mention All-MFC (2013)

AS A SENIOR: Went 13-0 on the season, competing exclusively at the DeCicco Duals … finished career with a 60-23 overall dual mark.

AS A JUNIOR: Turned in a 29-9 mark on the season in dual matches ... finished in a tie for 23rd place in foil as the Irish placed second at the final MFC Championships. 

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season 18-14, barely missing the direct elimination rounds of the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships in ninth place ... at Northwestern Duals, won one bout against Cal Tech's Alex Lew, 5-1 ... lost against UC-San Diego's Joseph Schenkel 5-1 but came back to best Jeffrey Chan 5-3 ... finished the trip to his home state 2-1 against North Carolina, out-touching Harry Adams 5-3 and Alexander Burte 5-0 ... struggled at the Duke Duals, but came back in fine form at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a 14-3 record for the second-best men's foil record on the day ... against Cleveland State, narrowly lost first bout 5-4 but regrouped and won second bout against Zak Wetzig, 5-1 ... won only overtime foil bout 1-0 by priority against Cleveland State's Phelan Spence ... went undefeated against Wayne State, winning two bouts with scores of 5-3 and 5-0 ... also won two bouts versus Detroit with a duet of 5-0 scores ... against Lawrence, won all three bouts 5-1, 5-1 and 5-0 respectively ... against Air Force's Daniel Johnson, won 4-3 as time expired to finish the regular season ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not fence for the Notre Dame fencing team.

PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced for the Fencing Center of Chicago under the direction of Baknyt Abdikulov ... while attending Northridge Prep School in Prospect Heights, Ill. ... earned national ranking as well as capturing the state title during senior season ... took first at the 2010 Midwest High School Championship and Great Lakes High School Championship ... also finished 10th in the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) point standing for the 2010-11 campaign ... finished in top 64 at the '09 Luxemburg World Cup as well as placing in the top 32 at the Villa De Castelo, Portugal World Cup in '10 ... biggest athletic thrill to-date was earning the top 32 finish ... member of the Dar Serca Foundation ... born in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Andrew and Aleksandra Markow ... has one younger sibling, Amy ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as an economics major.

Alan Markow
Alan  Markow


Prospect Heights, IL

High School:
Northridge Prep School




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