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MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2011)
First Team All-MFC (2011)

AS A JUNIOR: Contributed several wins early on for the Irish, finishing the season 23-22 ... at St. John's Invitational, won by priority in overtime against Penn State's Daniel Gomez ... struggled in next three bouts before emerging victorious against Harvard's Tommasso di Robilant, 5-3 ... posted another priority overtime win against St. John's Eli Schenkel ... posted first undefeated record of the season against Columbia, winning all three bouts with scores of 5-2, 5-0 and 5-3 respectively ... at the NYU Duals won against Yale's Brian Wang, 5-0 ... for the second time in as many days, defeated Columbia fencers 3-0 ... won a close, 5-4 victory against North Carolina's Joseph Alter ... lost two bouts against St. John's but rallied to win final match against Max Blitzer, 5-3 ... added three bout victories to his record at the Northwestern Duals, defeating Stanford's Jonathan Lee 5-3 and Turner Caldwell 5-4 ... at Duke Duals, went 4-5 on the day ... against Penn State, lost to eventual NCAA Runner-up and third-place finishers David Willette and Miles Chamley Watson before out-touching their Nittany Lion teammate Nobuo Bravo, 5-3 ... won two out of three bouts against Johns Hopkins ... finished the Durham excursion with a close loss to Blue Devil Rod Shayesteh, 5-4 ... back at Notre Dame, went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals with a perfect 4-0 record, only allowing two of his opponents one touch each ... did not allow a single touch against him in wins over Detroit's Elijah Robertson or Lawrence's Jake Hodges.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in all five regular season dual events ... earned a second monogram ... ranked third on the foil team in bout wins with a 36-20 record ... collected the second most wins for the Irish at the Air Force Duals with a 13-3 record, remaining untouched in seven bouts ... swept Cal Tech (3-0), Swarthmore College (3-0) and Florida (3-0) at the Air Force Duals ... compiled a 9-5 record at the St. John's Duals by sweeping Harvard 3-0 ... downed Lucas Lin (finished eighth at the NCAA Championships) from No. 6 Harvard (5-3) ... gathered the third most victories out of the Irish squads at the NYU Duals with a 10-5 showing, adding victories over John Tuddenham (5-1), Bo Charles (5-1) and Alex Pensler (5-1) from No. 6 Columbia ... fashioned a 2-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, highlighted by a 5-1 win over Kyle Cisco and a 5-3 bout victory over Elijah Roberston of Detroit ... finished 2-5 at the Northwestern Duals, picking up a pair of wins over UC San Diego's Alex Lavin (5-2) and Joseph Schenkel (5-3).

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, majoring in finance.

Kubik's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 17 7 .708 --
2012 35 20 .643 --
2013 23 22 .511 --
Career 76 49 .608 --

Nick Kubik
Nick  Kubik


San Antonio, TX

High School:
Claudia Taylor Johnson HS



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