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Second-year foilist whose strong work ethic and rapidly-improving technical ability could help him play key role with the Irish during his career ... a fighter on the strip who will be looking to gain valuable experience in 2006-07 ... began to show several high-class actions in his bouting during freshman season ... placed 15th in the d-3 level bouts at the USFA's 2005 Summer Nationals, followed by 11th-place finish in d-2 at 2006 Summer Nationals ... placed 24th at the 2005 Pomme de Terre ... current resident of New York City who began fencing as a fifth-grader while living in his native Russia ... compiled a 3.51 grade-point average during his freshman year.

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 24-5 record in 2005-06 regular-season bouts ... his 3-2 record at the Northwestern Duals included a 5-3 win over NCAA qualifier Cameron Sprowles of UC San Diego ... added 6-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, 11-0 at Ohio State Duals and 4-2 at the UCSD Duals, with another win over Sprowles (5-1) plus a 5-2 victory over Fullerton's Alex Decker (also a 2006 NCAA participant) ... finished 14th at the Midwest Fencing Conference meet, after a round-of-16 loss to NCAA champion Boaz Ellis of Ohio State (5-15).

PREP & PERSONAL: Trains at the New Amsterdam Fencing Academy in New York City, where he is coached by John Gonzalez ... earned three letters on the fencing team at The Beacon School, also lettering on the basketball team as a sophomore forward ... fencing team captain and MVP as a senior ... placed third at the 2004 New York City Public School Athletic League Championships ... son of Vladimir and Dina Sokolova ... born June 6, 1987, in Novosibirsk, Russia ... a mathematics major, enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Grigorenko's Career Record

YearWLPct.NCAA Finish
2006245.828

Alexander Grigorenko
Alexander  Grigorenko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New York, NY

High School:
The Beacon School

Height:
5-10

Event:
Foil

Birthdate:
06/06/1987

Club:
New Amsterdam Fencing Academy (New York)

Event Calendar

Delta

December 2
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 3
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 4
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
December 5
All Day
Div. I/Div. II NAC
Richmond, Va. (Greater Richmond Convention Center)
January 6
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 7
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 8
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 9
All Day
Div. I/Junior NAC
Columbus, Ohio (Greater Columbus Convention Center)
January 21
All Day
St. Johns Invitational
Queens, N.Y. (Taffner Field House)
January 22
All Day
NYU Invitational
New York, N.Y. (Dodge Center)
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 29
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 5
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 17
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 18
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 19
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 20
All Day
USA Fencing Junior Olympics
Kansas City, Mo. (Bartle Hall Convention Center)
February 25
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
February 26
All Day
ACC Championships
Durham, N.C. (TBD)
March 11
All Day
NCAA Midwest Regional
Detroit, Mich. (Mattheai Center)
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, Ind. (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
April 21
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 22
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 23
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD
April 24
All Day
USA Fencing Division I Championship
TBD

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