UND Roster

2010-11 Fencing Roster

Barron Nydam


Class Senior
Hometown Rancho Santa Fe, CA
High School Santa Fe Christian

AS A SENIOR: Finished Irish career as a four-time All-American … ended the campaign with a 26-14 record to push career record at Notre Dame to 118-45 … garnered first team all-MFC honors for third time of career … earned fourth monogram … opened the campaign with a 9-3 showing at the NYU Invitational, including posting a perfect 3-0 ledger in the final match against Ohio State, as well as clinching the overall sabre win over the Buckeyes with his 5-3 decision over Michael Douville … notched five total wins at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … did not compete at the Notre Duals … returned to the strip at the Northwestern Duals, putting together an 8-2 mark, including going 2-0 in the finale against North Carolina … finished regular season with a perfect 5-0 record at the Irish Duals … began the postseason with a runner-up finish at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, advancing past the semifinals with a 15-8 victory over teammate Jason Choy before falling to Ohio State[apos]s Rhys Douglas in the championship bout … finished with a record of 7-2 and a +21 indicator at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to finish second to fellow Irish NCAA qualifier Avery Zuck … at the NCAA Championship, concluded pool play with a record of 15-8 and a +13 indicator to finish in sixth place while helping the team claim their eighth national championship.

AS A JUNIOR: Took 10th at the NCAA Championships … completed the season with a record of 32-8 … started his junior campaign with a 13-4 record at the NYU Invitational, posting his first clinching win of the season against Yale, the Irish[apos]s first opponent of the season … added another clinching win during the NYU Invitational by downing St. John[apos]s Griffin Sweet and NYU[apos]s Sam Roukas … earned an 8-4 record at the St. John[apos]s Challenge, posting clinching wins in matchups with Adrian Lumley of St. John[apos]s and Harry Lang of Columbia (5-3) … went 10-3 at the Northwestern Duals, downing Duke[apos]s Tyler Hancock for the sabre clincher … took first at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, enjoying a bye before downing Iowa[apos]s Adam Rains (15-7), Purdue[apos]s Cedric Hall (15-14), Case Western[apos]s Garret Singer (15-13), Notre Dame[apos]s Marcel Frenkel (15-5), Ohio State[apos]s Max Stearns (15-4) and Ohio State[apos]s Bryan Cheney (15-14)… took fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional, beating teammate Jason Choy, 15-7, to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships … placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating Ohio State[apos]s Dexter Wilde 15-5 and Notre Dame[apos]s Jason Choy, 15-7, … ranked as tenth best sabreist at the NCAA Championships with a round robin record of 13-10 and an indicator of +11 … earned the Dan Mulligan Award.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned third-team All-American honors with a tenth place finish at the NCAA Championship … went 22-10 during the regular season … opened the year with a 3-3 showing at the St. John[apos]s Duals … went 10-4 at the NYU Invitational … finished 8-3 at the Northwestern Duals, including 2-0 marks against both Wayne State and Johns Hopkins … led the Irish men[apos]s sabre team with an 8-1 record at the Duke Duals … went 1-0 at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in sixth place at the Midwest Conference Championships, which earned him second-team all-conference honors … after a first round bye in the Championships, beat Greg Solow of Oberlin, 15-1 … defeated Wisconsin[apos]s Tyler Spriggs, 15-4, in the round of 32 and Ohio State[apos]s Trent Lindquist, 15-5, in the round of 16 … lost to Irish teammate Avery Zuck, 15-10, in the quarterfinals … placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … at the regionals, lost to Ohio State[apos]s Max Sterns, 15-7, in the round of eight … then won two in a row to place fifth, including a 15-7 win over teammate Bill Thanhouser in the fifth place bout … went 13-10 during pool play at the NCAA Championships to earn 10th place.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season with a 36-12 record before having a strong postseason that included third-place showings at both the Midwest Conference Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regionals and a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (good for second-team All-American honors) … turned in an impressive result during 2007 fall semester by winning junior-level (Under-20) men[apos]s sabre competition at North American Cup in Dallas … followed up that performance with fourth-place finish at annual Penn State Open (fall [apos]07), with 15-9 quarterfinal win over North Carolina[apos]s Bob Ziechmann before losing in semifinal to Ohio State[apos]s Mike Momtselidze (9-15) and in third-place bout versus PSU[apos]s Franz Boghicev (12-15) … started the spring season with a 13-5 showing at the NYU Duals … finished with a 17-7 record at the Northwestern Duals … finished the regular season with a 6-0 showing at the Notre Dame Duals … opened the postseason with a third-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships … entered the direct-elimination portion of the conference championships seeded second but was beaten by Ohio State[apos]s Mike Momtselidze 15-13 in the semifinals … went undefeated in first-round pool play at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to earn the top seed entering direct elimination … received a first round bye and earned a bid into the quarterfinals by beating Wayne State[apos]s Jakub Gibczynski 15-4 … beat Lawrence[apos]s Nils Schaede 15-8 in the quarterfinal before losing to Ohio State[apos]s Sergey Smirnov in the semifinal … then beat Gibczynski 15-11 to take bronze and advance to the NCAA Championships … earned second team All-America honors by placing sixth at the NCAA Championships with a 16-7 record.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Santa Fe Christian High School while training for seven years under coach Dmitriy Guy (former fencing standout in the U.S.S.R.) at the Spartak Fencing Club, in San Diego … first cracked the USFA U-20 men[apos]s sabre rankings in 2004-05 (24th) before rising to 12th in [apos]05-[apos]06 and 10th in [apos]06-[apos]07 (his top U-17 ranking was sixth) … competed in two Cadet World Cups (U-17) during 2005-06 season, placing 17th at the event in Konin, Poland (Sept.) – where he also was a member of the winning U-17 team(with his fellow U.S. sabreists) – and then finishing 18th the next month in Godollo, Hungary … had a busy domestic schedule in 2005-06, when he competed at three North American Cup events – in Albuquerque (third in the cadet/U-17; Nov.), Pittsburgh (27th among all men[apos]s sabreists; Dec.) and Sacramento (13th, again in open age group; April) – in addition to placing 21st at the Junior Olympics (in a U-20 field of 173; also eighth out of 181 in the U-17 bouts; Feb. [apos]06) … also won the 2006 Senior Pacific Coast Championships (in both the individual and team events) and was runner-up at the Duel in the Desert … earlier placed 13th at the Junior World Cup in Louisville, Ky., and was an alternate with the U.S. team at the 2005 Cadet (U-17) World Championships … his results at the 2005 Junior Olympics included 13th in the U-20 bouts (also seventh in the U-17s) and he went on to post a third-place finish in the U-16 bouting at the USFA 2005 National Championships (held in Sacramento) … won San Diego junior- and senior-level championships in 2005 while placing second at [apos]05 Senior Pacific Coast Championships (also team champion) … his first noteworthy national finish came in April of 2004 (seventh at the N.A.C. held in Atlanta) … won cadet/U-17 points title for 2004 Southern California/Nevada Junior Circuit … sister, Alexa, also is a sabre fencer … born March 17, 1989, in San Diego … son of Bill and Dorothy Nydam … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accountancy.

Nydam[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 36 12 .750 6th
2009 22 10 .689 10th
2010 32 8 .800 10th
2011 26 14 .650 6th
Career 118 45 .724