The Notre Dame fencing team during day one of the Notre Dame Duals on February 7 at the Joyce Center.
AS A SENIOR: Finished season with a record of 25-7 to conclude his Irish career with a mark of 132-39 (.772) ... named member of second team all-MFC ... earned fourth monogram ... opened the campaign with a 7-1 mark at the NYU Invitational, including posting the maximum three victories against NYU ... in that match, clinched the foil victory with 5-4 decision over Philip Jamesson ... posted a 5-4 ledger at the St. John's Challenge ... won lone match at the Notre Dame Duals, defeating Wayne State's Michael Ramlow 5-3 to push the foil victory to 7-2 ... finished a perfect 3-0 at the Northwestern Duals, including 2-0 against Stanford in the opener ... ended regular season with an 8-1 showing at the Duke Duals, including going 3-0 against both Duke and Johns Hopkins ... clinched the foil victory against the Blue Devils with a 5-2 decision over Dorian Cohen and later clinched the win over Johns Hopkins with his 5-2 triumph over Evan Stafford ... reached quarterfinals at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, falling to teammate Ariel DeSmet, 12-10, in that match ... helped the foil team claim the team title at the MFC's to close out his Irish career.
AS A JUNIOR: Totaled a 35-7 record at the completion of the 2010 season and earned the bronze medal at the Midwest Conference Championships ... finished with a 9-1 record at the NYU Invitational, posting perfect bout records against Yale, Columbia, Stevens Tech, St. John's and NYU and clinching wins against Yale's Andrew Holbrook, and NYU's Oung-Jo Yuh ... went 5-1 at the St. John's Challenge, posting a perfect 3-0 record vs. Harvard as well as clinching wins over Harvard's Long Ouyang and Columbia's Terence Kim ... tallied a 12-6 record at the Northwestern Duals, clinching a win against Ohio State and posting a perfect 3-0 record against Johns Hopkins ... completed the Notre Dame Duals with a perfect 9-0 record with a clinching win over Illinois' Tom Fornamder and Chicago's Nolan Epstein ... began the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with a bye before defeating Raphael Yu of Minnesota (round of 64), Jonathan Kim of Northwestern (round of 32), Nicholas Crebs of Notre Dame (round of 16) and Joe Streb of Ohio State (round of 8), before falling to teammate Enzo Castellani in the semifinal round, placing him tied for third at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with Colin Sutter of Ohio State ... finished out the year earning ninth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating Detroit's Brad Coon, 15-14 ... honored with the DeCicco/Langford Award.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 30-6 record ... began his season by going 14-1 at the Northwestern Duals ... at the Northwestern Duals, had perfect performances against Johns Hopkins (2-0), Northwestern (3-0), Cleveland State (2-0), North Carolina (2-0), Wayne State (2-0) and Detroit (2-0) ... went 6-3 at the Duke Duals ... finished 11-1 at the Notre Dame Duals, including 3-0 against Lawrence ... clinched Notre Dame's 15-12 victory over seventh-ranked Stanford at the Notre Dame Duals with a 5-3 win over Julian Jennings-White ... made a run to the semifinals of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn first-team all conference honors ... in the direct elimination portion of the championships, had a first round bye before beating Zak Stromquist of Minnesota, 15-1, in the round of 64 and Justin Schaudt of Michigan State, 15-0, in the round of 32 ... then beat Wisconsin's Ryan Petty, 15-4, and teammate Nicholas Crebs, 15-8, to advance to the semifinals ... fell to eventual champion Andras Horanyi of Ohio State in the finals (15-8).
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in 22 meets on the fencing season in the foil, earning a final regular season record of 42-9 (.823) ... opened the season by registering an individual 9-3 record at the NCAA Western Invitational, an event which saw the Irish, as a team, earn a 4-1 mark as well ... went 7-2 at the New York University Dual, posting a perfect slate in four of the five matches at the event and helped the team go 5-1 on the day ... earned a 16-3 record at the Northwestern Duals, including going a perfect 3-0 against both Cal State Fullerton and Cal Tech at the event ... Irish team posted an overall 8-2 mark at the event as well ... helped the foil team post an overall 70-20 mark at the Notre Dame Duals by posting an individual mark of 10-1 at the event ... also helped the team to a perfect showing, going 10-0 versus the competition ... reached the Midwest Conference Championships semifinals as the #5 seed before losing to his brother, Mark, 15-14 in their dual ... notched a 5-1 record in pool matches with his only defeat coming to Ohio State's Colin Sutter (5-4) at the Midwest Regionals ... earned the bronze medal after falling to teammate Zach Schirtz in the semifinals but rebounded to defeat Ohio State's Ben Parkins (15-13) in the consolation match ... helped his team to a second-place finish, behind Ohio State, at the NCAA championships with a team score of 176 ... posted a record of 13-10 at the NCAAs individually and earned an eighth place finish ... rewarded for his efforts in being named as a first team all-Midwest Conference member as well as a second team All-American.
PREP & PERSONAL: Started fencing at age five, when his family lived in southern Germany for three years at the Fechter Ring of Albstadt-Ebingen ... played youth soccer in Schwenningen-Baden ... continued to compete in soccer, baseball and fencing after moving to San Antonio before specializing in fencing in middle school ... coached by his father Wendall Kubik while training with Palo Alto Fencers club (part of San Antonio Sports Foundation's Community Olympic Development Program) ... that club became Dreams for Youth Fencing Center in 2002 ... SASF is supported by the USOC and provides opportunities in Olympic sports to youth in economically disadvantaged communities ... participated at SASF's "Inner City Games," sponsored by Arnold Schwarzenegger ... trained with Andrei Samorodov at Alamo Fencing Academy ... attended summer fencing camps at Kanza Fencing Club in Salina, Kansas ('04-'07), coached by current ND associate head coach Gia Kvaratskhelia ... worked with former members of Soviet junior national team such as Kvaratskhelia, Soviet champion Slava Grigoriev, and Andrei Samorodov ... graduated from Ronald Reagan High School ... top results in 2006-07 included: seventh at Junior World Cup in Madrid, Spain (Nov. '06); 23rd in overall men's foil field at North American Cup (N.A.C.) in Richmond, Va. (Dec. '06); and 91st at Junior World Cup in Bratislava (Oct. '06) ... his '05-'06 season (ranked #14 among U.S. U-17s) included: sixth in U-20 men's foil and 14th among U-17s at 2006 Junior Olympics in Hartford, Conn.; 73rd at U-17 World Cup in Koblenz, Germany; 141st at Junior World Cup in Budapest (Jan '06); 11th in U-19 men's foil (also third among all men's foil teams) at the 2006 Summer Nationals (Atlanta); 23rd in overall men's foil bouts at the N.A.C. in Sacramento, Calif. (April '06) ... fenced foil and epee in early years ... his '04-'05 results included: fifth overall, 21st in U-19 and 11th in U-16 men's foil at Summer Nationals (Sacramento) ... in '03-'04, he won D-2 men's epee at N.A.C. in Arlington while placing 25th in U-14 Atlanta N.A.C. ... U-14 runner-up in men's epee and 14th in U-14 men's foil at N.A.C. in Overland Park, Kan. (Oct. '03) ... his earliest results included: 22nd in U-14 foil at 2003 Summer Nationals; ninth in U-12 foil at 2002 Summer Nationals (Greenville, S.C.); runner-up in U-12 foil at Louisville N.A.C. (April '02); 5th in U-12 foil at N.A.C. in Saratoga Springs, Calif. (Jan. '02); seventh in U-10 foil at N.A.C. in Orlando (May 2000); U-10 runner-up in foil and third in U-10 epee at N.A.C. in St. Paul, Minn. (Oct '99); eighth in U-10 epee and 28th in U-10 foil at '99 Summer Nationals (Charlotte, N.C.) ... his father, Wendell, was the 1981 Air Force fencing captain and placed 10th in NCAA foil ... younger brother and current Irish sophomore, Nick, was fifth in U-17 foil at '07 Junior Olympics (Denver) and 16th at U-17 World Cup in Koblenz, Germany (Jan. '07) ... USFA-certified referee who has volunteered at various fencing camps ... member of National Honor Society ... graduated first in his class ... placed second at Texas State German Competition (for extemporary speech) ... grandfather Harold Yount was All-America rifleman at Penn State ('41), a career Colonel and project manager for U.S. Army's M-16 rifle ... son of Wendell and Jeana Kubik ... born October 2, 1989, in Colorado Springs ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accountancy.