Irish Open 2017-18 Season Strong At Elite Invitational

Irish women sweep field to go 5-0, men post 3-1 record


Keys To The Meet: Elite Invitational

2017 champion Irish return to strip at Ohio State


Irish Tap Six Captains For 2017-18 Campaign

Three women, three men appointed to leadership roles this season


Irish Celebrate 2017 NCAA Championship Season At Annual Banquet

Fencing program bestows team awards at year-end celebration


Notre Dame Fencing Leads ACC With 10 All-Academic Honorees

Five women and five men named to conference All-Academic teams


NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2


NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1


ACC Fencing Championships

Day Two of the ACC Fencing Championships


ACC Fencing Championships

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1


NCAA Fencing Championships Day 3

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 3

  • 2015, 2016 NCAA Championships Men’s Sabre 12th Place
  • 2015, 2016 Third Team All-American
  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Men’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Men’s Sabre Fourth Place
  • 2016 ACC Men’s Sabre Champion
  • 2015 ACC Championship Men’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2016 Co-ACC Men’s Sabreur of the Year
  • 2015, 2016 All-ACC
  • 2015, 2016 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2015 Team Most Valuable Sabreur
  • 2015 USA Fencing Championships Junior Men’s Sabre Silver Medalist

AS A SOPHOMORE: Followed impressive freshman campaign with an even more noteworthy sophomore effort, highlighted by capturing the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Sabre title … named the Co-ACC Men’s Sabreur of the Year … went 6-2 during ACC team competition to help the Irish claim their second straight conference title … named a Third Team All-American for the second year in a row, finish in 12th place at the NCAA Championships … placed fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional … went 55-12 during regular-season dual competition … opened the season with a 10-4 record at the Penn Elite Invitational … went 8-0 on the first day of the DeCicco Duals … turned in an 18-4 record at the Northwestern Duals … wrapped the regular-season with a 13-2 mark at the Duke Duals … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished runner-up in ACC Men's Sabre competition, won the ACC Men's Team title and finished 12th at NCAA Championship, good for honorable mention All-American honors ... began the year with 9-4 mark at Ohio State Elite Cup, followed by a 9-6 showing in the St. John's Invitational and a 6-3 mark in NYU Invite ... etched 12-6 mark at Northwestern Duals, followed by 1-0 mark in DeCicco Duals and 8-1 record at ACC Championship ... at Ohio State, won all three bouts against Pennsylvania foes, out-dueling Steven Yang (5-3), Sean Turner (5-2) and Isaac Buchwald (5-3) ... lost to North Carolina's Mason Erb (5-2) but rebounded to beat Tar Heel foes Evan Philpot and Christopher Ruenz 5-3 ... went 2-1 against Princeton foes, narrowly out-touching Michael Wiest 5-4 ... lost 5-2 to Andrew Mackiewicz of Penn State, but won by a score of 5-2 over all three Ohio State foes ... at St. John's, again beat all three Ohio State combatants, besting Fares Arfa 5-4, Frederick Koch 5-2 and Rhys Douglas 5-2 ... against Penn State, beat Kaito Streets 5-3 ... bested Harvard's Duncan O'Brien and Eric Zhao 5-4, losing to Eli Dershwitz by the same score ... went 2-1 against host St. John's, beating Andre Varmado Jr. 5-3 and losing to Roman Sydorenko 5-3 ... finished the day 1-2 versus Columbia ... in NYU Invite, won two bouts against Yale and went 1-2 against Columbia ...won against Sydorenko (5-4) and Varmado Jr. (5-0) and Ferenc Valkai of St. John's, 5-3 ... out-touched Stephen Teng of NYU 5-2 ... in Northwestern, lost to three Princeton foes but rebounded to beat Pennsylvania's Sean Turner (5-3) ad Isaac Buchwald (5-2) ... out-dueled Stanford's Logan Spear, 5-4 and David Wolfson, 5-3, losing to David Beam 5-2 ... bested Air Force's Emiliano Kaptain and Ryan Andriuex 5-3, lost to Ryan Redhead 5-1 ... went 3-0 against UC San Diego and Cal Tech opponents, beating James Gillcrist 5-2, Peter Meckling 5-4 and Drew Dickinson 5-2 of UCSD and Kai Chang 5-2, Colin Murphy 5-0 and Yu Han Nam 5-2 of Cal Tech ... won only bout he fought in the DeCicco Duals, 5-3 against Wayne State's Ziad Elsissy ... in ACC Championship, finished with 12-3 record in individual competition, losing to teammate Jonathan Fitzgerald in the title bout ... finished second at NCAA Midwest Regional sporting an 11-2 record ... at NCAA Championship, finished with 13-10 record ... named ACC Fencer of the Week on Jan. 28 and earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Coached by former Olympian Archil Lortkipanidze growing up ... as a sophomore won bronze at Salt Lake City Junior Olympics (Junior level) ... as a junior, was a member of U.S. cadet national team ... placed 10th at World Championships in Porec, Croatia ... earned silver medal at Cadet World Cup in Hungary ... placed fifth at Cadet World Cup in Moscow, Russia ... finished third both at Division I North American Cup (NAC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at Junior NAC in Louisville, Kentucky ... as a senior, won silver at Junior Summer Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, placing third at Division I Summer Nationals event in same location ... graduated from Rye in June of 2014 ... named to United States Fencing Association (USFA) All-Academic team and made school's honor roll throughout prep career ... born in Stamford, Connecticut but now calls Rye, New York his hometown ... hails from same area as Irish men's swimmers Kevin Hughes and Richard Mannix and fellow Irish sabreist Madeline Gallagher ... oldest child of Paul and Robin Shainberg ... has one younger brother, Matthew ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Shainberg's Career Record
Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2014-15 45 20 .692 12th
2015-16 55 12 .821 12th
Career 100 32 .758 12th

Jonah Shainberg
Jonah  Shainberg


Rye, NY

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