UND Roster

2012-13 Fencing Roster

Grant Hodges


Class Senior
Hometown Salina, KS
High School Salina Central

Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010)
MFC Foil Seventh-Place Finisher (2012)
Second Team All-MFC (2012)

AS A SENIOR: Was a strong competitor for the Irish, earning a 33-28 mark … finished his career with a 114-44 record … competed in every meet for the Irish, improving each time …at St. John’s Invite posted a 1-12 mark, but improved the following day at the NYU Invitational … in the Coles Sports Center, was 0-2 versus Yale but split the difference 1-1 against Columbia … posted matching 1-2 bout records against North Carolina, St. John’s and NYU … against the host Violets, narrowly lost to Phil Jamesson 5-4 but reversed the score and won against Andrew Ark … at Northwestern Duals won every bout except one to UC-San Diego’s Keric Moore, 5-0 … in Durham, went 6-3 at the Duke Duals … after a slow start against Penn State logged a 2-1 record against Johns Hopkins foes and went undefeated against host Duke … earned a 5-3 win against Rod Shayesteh, out-touched Michael DeVito 5-1 and narrowly out-dueled Sam Roh 5-4 … posted his best individual record at the Notre Dame Duals, going 17-3 … at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished in eighth place, good for second-team All-MFC accolades … at NCAA Midwest Regional competition finished in seventh place with a 7-6, +12 indicator mark … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Achieved a seventh-place finish out of 73 competitors at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning all-MFC second team honors … posted a perfect 5-0 mark in pool play with a +18 indicator (25-7) … downed Bowling Green[apos]s Rob Stepp 15-1 to advance out of the table of 32 … earned a 15-2 victory over Lawrence[apos]s Alex Biehl in the table of 16 … reached the table of eight with a 15-8 decision over Ohio State[apos]s Sam Hardwicke-Brown … competed in four regular season dual events … collected second career monogram … battled Lucas Lin (finished 8th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 6 Harvard within one touch at the St. John[apos]s Duals (4-5) … overcame North Carolina[apos]s Kevin Nadeau (finished 21st at the NCAA Championships) with a 5-3 bout victory, finishing with an overall 2-3 showing at the NYU Duals … gathered the best record (15-1) and ranked second on the foil squad for the most wins at the Notre Dame Duals … won 10 of his bouts at the home dual by four touches or more … wrapped up the season with a 3-2 record at the Northwestern Duals … defeated North Carolina[apos]s Kevin Nadeau (5-2) … remained untouched in the final two bouts at the Northwestern Duals against Cal Tech[apos]s Andy Zhou and Stanford[apos]s Andrew Scheuremann.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a record of 28-6 in the foil … earned second monogram with the program … did not compete in either of the opening two tournaments of the year – NYU Invitational, St. John[apos]s Challenge … took to the strip for the first time at the Notre Dame Duals, putting together a 19-1 ledger … posted perfect 3-0 records against Detroit, Northwestern, Florida, Lawrence, Swarthmore and Cleveland State at the event … clinched the foil victory against Wayne State, taking down Raffi Nersessian 5-3 … clinched both the foil and the outright match against Florida after defeating Shane Hanson 5-2 … also clinched the foil against Swarthmore with 5-1 decision over Zach Greenberg … allowed only two touches in taking down John Cuturic (5-1), Chris Tucker (5-0) and Ben Brown (5-1) of Cleveland State … recorded three wins at the Northwestern Duals, all coming against Cal Tech … clinched the foil in that match with 5-0 victory over Will Steinhardt … travelled to the Duke Duals, putting up a record of 6-3 in three matches … clinched the foil against North Carolina after taking down Joseph Alter 4-3 … clinched each of the final two overall matches for the Irish, defeating Matthew Budofsky of Duke (5-1) and Ben Wasser of Johns Hopkins (5-0), respectively … competed at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, placing 16th overall … also helped foil team win the foil team crown the following day.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ended season with a 33-3 record in the foil … went 17-3 at the Northwestern Duals … posted clean sheets vs. Stanford, Duke, Lawrence, Northwestern, and UC-San Diego … versus Northwestern clinched foil win with a 5-0 victory over Stanley Weng … clinched foil victory over John[apos]s Hopkins[apos] Paul Nunley 5-2 … went 16-0 at the Notre Dame Duals … put up clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, Purdue, and Detroit … finished 6-0 in pool play at Midwest Fencing Conference Championship … defeated Alex Biehl of Lawrence 15-1 in the round of 64 … took down Michigan[apos]s Eric Chen 15-8 to advance to the round of 16 … lost to Colin Sutter of Ohio State 11-15.

PREP & PERSONAL: Competed in both football and tennis for Salina Central High School in Salina, Kan., earning three varsity letters … helped freshman football team go undefeated and capture the state championship … was selected team captain during his senior campaign … also helped the tennis team to the state title during his freshman year … member of the National Honor Society … born in Salina, Kan. … son of Boo and Melissa Hodges … brother, Teddy, fenced for the Irish in 2008, 2009 and 2011 … graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with an English degree with a supplemental degree in history.

Hodges[apos] Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 33 3 .916
2011 28 6 .824
2012 20 7 .741
Career 81 16 .835