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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 Third-Place Finisher (2011)

First Team All-MFC (2011)

AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded first season with the Irish carrying a record of 17-7 in foil ... opened up the season going 4-3 at the NYU Invitational ... got first collegiate victory against Yale, defeating Jonathan Holbrook 5-2 ... defeated Brandon Gnash of Stevens Tech, 5-3, in lone bout of the match ... went 3-1 the following day at the St. John's Challenge, posting a perfect 3-0 ledger against Columbia ... earned the foil clincher with a 5-0 decision over Abdhi Ramachandran ... went 2-2 at the Notre Dame Duals, posting lone wins in matches against Wayne State and Florida ... went 2-1 the following day at the Northwestern Duals, posting 1-0 marks against both UC San Diego and North Carolina ... ended regular season with a perfect 6-0 showing at the Irish Duals, including going 3-0 in the finale against Michigan State ... clinched the foil for the Irish in that match, defeating Will Bonner 5-3 ... reached the semifinals at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in direct elimination play before falling to teammate Enzo Castellani (15-9) in the table of eight ... helped Irish foil team capture the team weapon crown the following day.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas ... competed at the Budapest World Cup ... placed 12th in the Cadet Designated division in Samorin, Slovakia ... finished 30th in junior men's foil at the 2010 Summer National Championships and was ranked as high as 20th in the junior national point standings ... finished 10th in juniors at the NAC in Kansas City, Mo., in November '09 ... in December of '08, placed 10th in Division I at the NAC in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... member of fourth place Junior men's foil team at the '08 National Championships in San Jose and was ranked 10th nationally in '08 in final year of U-17 competition ... placed 16th (out of over 230 fencers) at a designated Cadet event in Koblerz, Germany ... brothers Mark and Steven, both former All-Americans, also fenced for the Irish ... member of both the National Honor Society as well as German Club ... son of Wendell and Jeana Kubik ... father served as the former head coach at the Air Force Academy ... currently enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Kubik's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 17 7 .708 --

Nickolas Kubik
Nickolas  Kubik


San Antonio, TX

High School:
Claudia Taylor Johnson HS



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