Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2011, 2012)
First Team All-MFC (2011, 2012)
Second Team All-MFC (2010)
AS A JUNIOR: Tied for third place in a field of 72 competitors at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... logged a pool play record of 5-0, outpointing the opposition with a +17 indicator (25-8) ... lost a heartbreaking 14-15 decision to eventual conference champion Rhys Douglas of Ohio State ... placed 14th in the sabre at the NCAA Championships to narrowly miss All-America recognition ... finished with a 31-16 regular season record ... achieved a perfect 10-0 effort at the Air Force Duals to assist the sabre team to four 9-0 victories ... battled toward a 5-4 finish over Douglas (No. 1 Ohio State), who ultimately finished 13th at the NCAA Championships, during the St. John's Duals ... earned a signature win over Aleksander Ochocki, a two-time national sabre champion and four-time All-American from No. 4 Penn State, 5-3 during an overall 8-6 performance at the St. John's Duals ... helped the sabre team edge out No. 9 Columbia 5-4 with bout victories over Michael Josephs (5-2) and Mel Rodriguez (5-1) at the NYU Duals for an overall record of 4-5 ... contributed a 4-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals, which included bout triumphs over Illinois, Wayne State and Indiana ... finished the season 5-5 at the Northwestern Duals with wins over Eugene Chung (5-2) and Timothy Evans (5-1) from No. 8 Duke.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished second year with the Irish with a record of 22-15 in sabre ... earned second monogram ... opened the year with a 7-4 mark at the NYU Invitational ... posted perfect 2-0 records against Yale and Columbia, while going 1-0 against Stevens Tech ... clinched the sabre victory against Yale with a final-touch victory over Nathaniel Benzimra, 5-4 ... also clinched the sabre win against Columbia in the following match, knocking off Billy Fink 5-2 ... lone win against Stevens Tech came after defeating David Gordon 5-1 ... registered a total of five wins the next day at the St. John's Challenge, including starting off with 2-1 showings against both Ohio State and Penn State ... took down NCAA participant Rhys Douglas (5-4) and Nicholas Kotz (5-4) in the opener against the Buckeys before defeating NCAA participant Aleksander Ochocki (5-3) and Bobby Thompson (5-1) in the next match against the Nittany Lions ... the victory over Thompson also clinched the sabre victory for the Irish ... did not compete for the Irish at the home Notre Dame Duals, but returned to the strip the following day at the Northwestern Duals and pieced together a 6-4 record ... recorded one victory against Northwestern in first match of the day, clinching the sabre victory with a 5-1 decision over Craig Limoli ... took down both Jeremy Klepner (5-2) and Max Murphy (5-1) of Stanford in the second match ... stayed home for the regular season finale, posting a record of 4-0 at the Irish Duals which included going 2-0 against Chicago and 1-0 against both Illinois and Michigan State ... took down Colin Nemec of Illinois (5-1) and Patrick Rapp of Michigan State (5-2) ... the victory over Rapp also proved to be the overall match clincher for the Irish ... earned a share of third place at the opening postseason event, the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... reached the semifinals of direct elimination before falling to teammate Barron Nydam, 15-8 ... earned first team all-MFC distinction for first time in career as a result ... also helped sabre unit claim the team weapon crown the following day ... ended postseason with an eighth-place result at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, claiming a 3-6 pool play record.
AS A FRESHMAN: Tallied a 25-15 record at the close of his rookie season ... started off his Irish career with a 9-6 record at the NYU Invitational, clinching a victory over Columbia's Billy Fink (5-3) and posting a perfect 2-0 record in the match with Stevens Tech ... recorded a 5-5 tally at the St. John's Challenge, posting two victorious bouts against Columbia ... recorded 10 victories and only four losses at the Northwestern Duals, nabbing three consecutive victorious bouts versus Princeton while also clinching the win over the Tigers ... took eighth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, downing Northwestern's David Xue 15-10 (round of 64), Case Western's Alex Wijango 15-11 (round of 32) and Ohio State's Michael Douville 15-10 (round of 16) before falling to Ohio State's Max Steams 15-4 in the quarterfinals ... placed sixth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating Jakub Gibczynski, 15-14, in a hard-fought duel before falling to teammate Barron Nydam.
PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, N.J., while fencing with the Morris Fencing Club as a sabreist under the direction of Slava Danilov ... earned a runner-up result at the North American Cup A in the Under-16 division in 2007 ... also earned top-10 finishes at th 2007 Junior Olympics Under-17 division (eighth) and the 2007 Summer Nationals Under-16 flight (sixth) ... has been ranked as high as 134th in the junior circuit rankings according to the FIE standings ... has earned two top-25 results in international competition, placing 22nd at the Ciudad de Logrono in Logrono, Spain, in 2008 and then finishing 23rd at the World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland in 2009 ... son of David and Lillian Choy ... brother, Phil, fenced for the U.S. Air Force Academy ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.