HONORS & AWARDS:
- MFC Foil Ninth-Place Finisher (2013)
- Honorable Mention All-MFC (2013)
AS A SENIOR: Went 13-0 on the season, competing exclusively at the DeCicco Duals … finished career with a 60-23 overall dual mark.
AS A JUNIOR: Turned in a 29-9 mark on the season in dual matches … finished in a tie for 23rd place in foil as the Irish placed second at the final MFC Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season 18-14, barely missing the direct elimination rounds of the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships in ninth place … at Northwestern Duals, won one bout against Cal Tech’s Alex Lew, 5-1 … lost against UC-San Diego’s Joseph Schenkel 5-1 but came back to best Jeffrey Chan 5-3 … finished the trip to his home state 2-1 against North Carolina, out-touching Harry Adams 5-3 and Alexander Burte 5-0 … struggled at the Duke Duals, but came back in fine form at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a 14-3 record for the second-best men’s foil record on the day … against Cleveland State, narrowly lost first bout 5-4 but regrouped and won second bout against Zak Wetzig, 5-1 … won only overtime foil bout 1-0 by priority against Cleveland State’s Phelan Spence … went undefeated against Wayne State, winning two bouts with scores of 5-3 and 5-0 … also won two bouts versus Detroit with a duet of 5-0 scores … against Lawrence, won all three bouts 5-1, 5-1 and 5-0 respectively … against Air Force’s Daniel Johnson, won 4-3 as time expired to finish the regular season … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not fence for the Notre Dame fencing team.
PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced for the Fencing Center of Chicago under the direction of Baknyt Abdikulov … while attending Northridge Prep School in Prospect Heights, Ill. … earned national ranking as well as capturing the state title during senior season … took first at the 2010 Midwest High School Championship and Great Lakes High School Championship … also finished 10th in the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) point standing for the 2010-11 campaign … finished in top 64 at the ’09 Luxemburg World Cup as well as placing in the top 32 at the Villa De Castelo, Portugal World Cup in ’10 … biggest athletic thrill to-date was earning the top 32 finish … member of the Dar Serca Foundation … born in Chicago, Ill. … son of Andrew and Aleksandra Markow … has one younger sibling, Amy … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters as an economics major.