HONORS & AWARDS:
Second Team All-MFC (2009)
AS A JUNIOR: Concluded the year with a record of 15-6 in epee … earned first monogram … did not travel with team to the opening weekend at the NYU Invitational and St. John[apos]s Challenge … took to the strip for the first time at the home-hosted Notre Dame Duals, finishing with a record of 7-1 … earned first victory of the year over Detroit[apos]s Tim Nelson, 5-3 … earned the epee clincher against Wayne State, defeating Darrin Winston 5-3 … also earned the epee clincher the following match against Northwestern, taking down Dan Reed on the final touch 5-4 … clinched epee against Lawrence with 5-3 triumph over Matthew DeStasio … earned a pair of wins over Swarthmore, clinching the epee and the overall match with a 5-2 win over Ben Yelsey … notched one win at the Northwestern Duals, defeating Cal Tech[apos]s Stan Schor 5-3 … ended regular season with a 7-1 showing at the Irish Duals, posting perfect 3-0 cards against Illinois and Michigan State … clinched epee against Michigan State with 5-4 victory over Adam Erickson.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Closed out the season with a 3-2 record to improve to a 21-7 career mark … put up clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, and Northwestern … clinched the epee victory for the Irish with a 5-4 win over Dan Reed of Northwestern.
AS A FRESHMAN: Ended the season with a final record of 18-5 … went 7-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including a 3-0 record against Lawrence and a 2-0 mark against Northwestern… earned his first career win against Northwestern[apos]s Phil Szalwinski (5-3) … finished with an 11-3 record at the Notre Dame Duals … earned second-team All-Conference honors at the Midwest Fencing Championships by making a run to the quarterfinals … after a first-round bye at the championships, took out Illinois[apos] Charith Jayasinghe, 15-9, in the round of 64 and OSU[apos]s Bishara Korkor, 15-13, in the round of 32 … beat Andy Snell of Cleveland State, 15-14, in the round of 32 before falling to teammate and eventual champion Karol Kostka, 15-10.
PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif. … fenced for seven years with the Masque de Fer club under coaches Fr. Lawrence Calhoun and Derek Snyder before attending Notre Dame … Fr. Calhoun is now the Notre Dame fencing team Chaplain … son of Stanley and Patricia Pinkowski … enrolled in the College of Science as a science pre-professional major.
Pinkowski[apos]s Career Record