Keys To The Meets: St. John's and Philadelphia Invitationals

Irish fencing swings east to take on top programs


Keys To The Meet: Elite Invitational

2017 champion Irish return to strip at Ohio State


Irish Celebrate 2017 NCAA Championship Season At Annual Banquet

Fencing program bestows team awards at year-end celebration


Notre Dame Captures Ninth NCAA Fencing Championship

Kiefer enjoys a historic day, earning fourth individual title and clinching team championship.


Irish Increase Lead At NCAA Championship

Notre Dame will enter the final day of competition in strong title contention.


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


ACC Fencing Championships Day 1

Photos from Day 1 of the 2016 ACC Fencing Championships, hosted by Notre Dame at the Castellan Family Fencing Center


  • 2017 NCAA Championship qualifier -- NCAA Team Championship
  • 2017 NCAA Foil Sixth-Place Finisher
  • 2017 NCAA Second-Team All-American
  • 2017 ACC Men’s Foil Champion
  • 2016 NCAA Championship qualifier
  • 2014 NCAA Foil 10th-Place Finisher
  • 2014 Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 ACC Men's Team Champion
  • 2016 ACC Championship Men’s Foil Runner-Up
  • 2016, 2017 All-ACC
  • 2016 Team Captain


  • Posted a 36-16 mark in dual meets, competing at all meets throughout the season
  • Defeated teammate Axel Kiefer 15-11 in the ACC Championship men’s foil final to claim first conference title
  • Named to All-ACC Team
  • Qualified for his third and competed in second NCAA Championships
  • Placed sixth at NCAA Championship, posting a 15-8 mark with a +27 indicator, and earning Second Team All-America Honors
  • Notre Dame men’s foil Most Valuable Fencer
  • Earned a monogram


  • Went 43-17 during the regular season, culminating in an NCAA Championship-qualifying performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional  
  • Claimed second-place honors at the ACC Championships, falling to teammate Axel Kiefer 15-7 in the championship bout  
  • Went 7-1 during team competition to help the Irish to their second straight ACC Championship  
  • Posted a 7-4 record in pool play at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing fifth overall
  • One of three Irish men’s foilists to qualify for the NCAA Championships, but did not compete due to qualifier limits (two per weapon, per team)
  • Claimed the men’s foil title at the Penn State Open, defeating teammate Virgile Collineau 15-2 in the championship bout  
  • Posted a 17-5 mark at the Northwestern Duals
  • Served as team captain  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Began the year 5-5 at St. John's invitational, improving to 7-1 the following day in NYU Invitational
  • Logged 8-2 mark at Northwestern Duals before competing in ACC Championship
  • Competed in the team competition only at the ACC Championships, helping team win the title
  • Finished the year 25-9 and earned a monogram


  • Chosen as a freshman to compete at NCAA Championship and earned third-team All-America accolades with 10th-place finish  
  • Tied with teammate Gerek Meinhardt for most foil team victories on the season with 29  
  • Posted 29-12 regular-season record  
  • Finished St. John's tournament with 8-3 record  
  • Etched 12-4 record at the Northwestern Duals
  • Ended regular season with a 2-2 record at the DeCicco Duals
  • At NCAA Midwest Regional, advanced into the direct elimination bouts with the No. 5 seed  
  • Bested Quentin Schneider (Wayne State) in round of eight before upsetting Irish teammate Ariel DeSmet in the semifinals 15-14  
  • Squared off with Meinhardt in finals and lost 15-1 to the two-time Olympian  
  • At NCAAs, Improved to 13-10 by end of second day of pool play, good for 10th place
  • Earned a monogram


  • Graduated from Hills Road Sixth Form College in July of 2012
  • In addition to competing with Newham Swords Club, participated on rugby and rowing teams at Hills Sixth Form  
  • With Newham, twice won the England Youth Championships  
  • Won National Championships once in U-17 age group and twice in U-20 age group  
  • Crowned United Kingdom School Games Champion in 2011
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date remains medaling at the U20 European Championships
  • Oldest child of John and Viia Archer
  • Has two brothers, Ciaran and Mihkel  
  • Currently enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.

Kristjan Archer
Kristjan  Archer


Cambridge, United Kingdom

High School:
Hills Road Sixth Form College



Club Team:
Newham Swords

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