Irish Fencing Closes Weekend with Seven Wins At NYU Invitational

Notre Dame caps successful first weekend in New York City


3/2 Fencing Midwest Conference Championships

Men and Women's Fencing competed in the Midwest Conference Individual Championships on March 2nd in the Joyce Center.


MFC Sabre Ninth-Place Finisher (2013)

MFC Sabre T-11th-Place Finisher (2011)

Honorable Mention All-MFC (2011, 2013)

AS A SENIOR: Finished the season 20-6 with the Irish, bringing his career record to 56-10 ... At St. John's Invitational, won 5-2 against Harvard's Michael Tom ... the following day, posted a 6-3 mark at the NYU Invite ... started the day 1-2 against Yale, but split the difference 1-1 against North Carolina ... was out-touched by Sam Austin, 5-4, but earned the 5-1 victory against Jackson Bryant-Comstock ... versus host NYU was undefeated, logging scores of 5-3, 5-3 and 5-0 against Stephan Teng, Andrew Kelly and Fernando Maymi respectively ... was 6-3 at the Northwestern Duals ... bested Stanford's Jeremy Klepner 5-2 ... out-dueled Cal Tech's Jonathan Schor 5-1 and blanked his beaver counterparts 5-0 in remaining two bouts ... against UC-San Diego was 1-2 ... against the Tar Heels, lost first bout 5-1 to Bryant-Comstock but upset Nate Wiecha 5-4 to finish the day ... at Notre Dame Duals was undefeated, posting a 7-0 bout record ... at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished ninth, good for honorable mention All-MFC accolades ... at NCAA Midwest Regional, notched a 6-7 record, good for seventh place in his last competition with the Irish ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the regular season.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a record of 9-1 in sabre ... did not travel with the squad for the opening weekends events at the NYU Invitational and St. John's Challenge ... took to the strip for the first time on the year at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a record of 6-1 ... opened with a victory over Tom Lorenzo of Detroit 5-0 ... returned to the win column against Northwestern, taking down Mychal Kubiak in flawless fashion, 5-0 ... defeated Mike Castello of Florida in the next match 5-1 ... secured another perfect victory in match against Lawrence, defeating Alex Chee 5-0 ... concluded the Duals with single wins against both Swarthmore and Cleveland State ... finished regular season with a 3-0 record at the Irish Duals, notching single wins against Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State ... earned honorable mention all-MFC distinction to get postseason play underway, finishing tied for 11th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... also helped sabre squad capture the team weapon crown the following day.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 27-3 record ... finished with clean sheets vs. Detroit, Northwestern, John's Hopkins and Cleveland State at the Northwestern Duals... went 2-1 vs. UC-San Diego clinching the sabre victory with a 5-4 win over Jonathan Ott ... at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, Purdue and Detroit ... clinched the sabre victory vs. Cleveland State with a 5-3 win over Bryan Twitchell ... defeated Purdue's Cedric Hall 5-1 to clinch the sabre victory ... went 5-1 in pool play of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship ... defeated Pat Ropp of Michigan State 15-7 in the round of 64 ... took down Wisconsin's Tyler Spriggs 15-10 before being defeated by teammate Avery Zuck 7-15 in the round of 16.

PREP & PERSONAL: Has participated in club fencing since the third grade, switching from the Foil to the Sabre in eighth grade ... earned three varsity letters during his sophomore through senior years, garnering a national ranking in each of those seasons ... overcame two "instant-death" deficits to place third at the 2008 Senior Mid-Atlantic Sectionals ... member of the Naval ROTC Program at Notre Dame ... was granted a US Patent on a computer heat exchanger in September ... is an Eagle Scout ... was the founder and president of the Bronxville High School debate team ... son of Kevin and Katherine McGough ... has one sister, Elizabeth ... graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in computer science and engineering in May 2013.

McGough's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 27 3 .900 --
2011 9 1 .900 --
2012 0 0 .000 --
Career 36 4 .900 --

Will McGough
Will  McGough


Bronxville, NY

High School:
Bronxville High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 155


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