UND Roster

2012-13 Fencing Roster

James Kaull


Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Washington DC
High School Woodrow Wilson Senior High School


NCAA 10th-Place Finisher (2010)

NCAA 14th-Place Finisher (2011)

NCAA Seventh-Place Finisher (2012)

Third Team All-American (2010)

Second Team All-American (2012)

MFC Epee Runner-Up (2011)

First Team All-MFC (2011)

Second Team All-MFC (2010,2012)

AS A SENIOR:Captained the men’s epee squad and earned an impressive 43-19 record … finished his career with the Irish with a 170-62 mark … at St. John’s Invite, was 13-2 on the day … followed with an 8-7 log the following day at the NYU Invitational … at St. John’s, started the day with an overtime priority win against Ohio State’s Narayan Pathi, 3-2 … continued with a 5-2 win against Kristian Boyadzhiev and a 2-1 overtime upset against Daniel Tafoya … suffered first loss of the day against Penn State’s Vernon O’Garra, 5-1, but recouped and bested his Nittany Lion teammates 5-4 and 5-2 … was undefeated against Harvard, earning a 5-3 win over Peregrine Badger and out-touching Nicolas Simko 4-3 in overtime … against host St. John’s, suffered second loss, a 5-4 overtime bout with Adam Watson … came back to win 3-2 in overtime against Andrew Dobbie … finished off Trevor Shepard 5-3 … finished the day 3-0 against Columbia, earning 5-4, 4-3 (OT) and 5-0 wins against Jake Hoyle, Brian Ro and Alen Hadzic … versus Yale the next morning, surged to a 5-1 win early against Cornelius Saunders … was undefeated against North Carolina, besting Maxwell Tice-Lewis 5-3, Parker Williams 5-4 and Daniel Giles 5-1 … was 1-2 versus St. John’s but out-dueled host NYU, going 3-0 … earned a 5-2 win versus Steven Lee and logged a duet of 5-1 wins against Kenith Mak and Enrique Cavazos … at Northwestern Duals, earned a 9-4 mark … was 1-2 against Ohio State and Princeton … versus Stanford, notched a 5-3 win against Kian Ameli, and earned a pair of 5-2 wins against Cole Connelly and Jake Harbour … won next bout against UC-San Diego 5-2 … bested North Carolina opponents 3-0 … was 6-3 at the Duke Duals, logging matching 2-1 marks against Penn State, Johns Hopkins and host Duke … at Notre Dame Duals was 7-3 … blanked Wayne State 3-0 … was 1-2 versus Northwestern … had two impressive 5-2 wins over Air Force Academy’s Dalton Boatright and Nathan Sorenson … at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished in 14th place … competed in NCAA Midwest Regionals, barely missing qualifying for NCAA Championships behind Irish teammate Garrett McGrath’s +23 indicator to his own +22 mark … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Selected as the epee squad’s Most Valuable Player after his third full season … finished seventh in the epee at the NCAA Championships to earn second team All-America status … logged a 14-9 table record with a +12 indicator (93-81) … placed fifth out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, claiming all-MFC second team honors … posted a perfect 6-0 mark in pool play with a 30-12 touch differential over opponents … earned a 15-3 win over Bowling Green’s Kevin Semones in the table of 32 … equaled the performance against Lawrence’s Matthew DeStasio to advance out of the table of 16 … downed Ohio State’s Marco Canevari 15-7 to reach the round of eight … participated in all five regular season dual matches for the Irish … earned a monogram … led the epee squad in wins with a 45-21 record … became the only active epee team member to achieve at least 100 career bout wins (124) … compiled a 10-3 record at the Air Force Duals, sweeping competitors from Swarthmore College (3-0) and Air Force (3-0) in bout victories … gathered a 7-8 record at the St. John’s Duals, taking down members of No. 9 Columbia and host St. John’s 2-1 … finished with an 11-2 bout record at the Notre Dame Duals … won five bouts by four or more touches at the home duals … gathered a 8-3 record for the foil team at the Northwestern Duals … defeated Edward Kelly from No. 2 Princeton (placed eighth at the NCAA Championships) 3-2 and swept North Carolina (3-0) at the Northwestern Duals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a record of 30-9, earning second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship … earned second monogram … opened the year with a 12-3 record at the NYU Invitational, posting perfect 3-0 marks against both Stevens Tech and Ohio State … earned clinching point for the epee against Yale, defeating Peter Cohen 5-3 in the ninth and final bout of the weapon … also clinched the weapon against Stevens Tech with his 5-4 decision over Danny Burke before clinching again in the following match against St. John’s with a 5-3 outcome over Adam Watson … enjoyed another clincher against NYU, taking down Enrique Cavazos, 5-1 … returned the following day to put together a 10-4 ledger at the St. John’s Challenge … at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with a record of 7-2 … clinched the overall match against Northwestern at 14-6 with his 5-0 victory over Phil Szalwinski … earned the clinching point of epee in matchup against Florida, taking down Chris Dobson 5-3 … did not compete at the Northwestern Duals … ended regular season going 1-0 at the Irish Duals, earning lone victory over Chicago’s Mitch Hill, 5-2 … at the Midwest Fencing Championships, finished pool play with a record of 6-0 and a +24 indicator to enter direct elimination as the second seed … defeated teammate Jack Piasio (15-10) in the quarterfinals and Ohio State’s Marco Canevari (15-10) in the semifinals before falling to Buckeye Daniel Tafoya (15-11) in the championship bout … helped men’s epee team win the team crown at the event … finished 6-3 with a +15 indicator at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to place second … qualified for NCAA Championship, finishing the round robin with a record of 12-11 with a -3 indicator to place 14th … earned a 5-4 decision over third-place finisher Marco Canevari of Ohio State as well as a 5-2 triumph over national runner-up Jonathan Yergler of Princeton … named the Notre Dame men’s Most Valuable Epeeist for second consecutive season.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ended his first season for the Irish with a record of 49-13 and a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships … posted a 12-5 record at the NYU Invitational, clinching the win and posting a 2-0 record against Stevens Tech … tallied a 10-2 record at the St. John’s Challenge, posting a clinching win for the Irish against Harvard and recording perfect 3-0 records versus Penn State and Columbia … totaled 20 wins out of 26 bouts at the Northwestern Duals, clinching the win against John Hopkins, with a 5-3 victory over Kevin Hughes, and Wayne State, defeating Slava Zingerman, 5-3 … completed the Notre Dame Duals with a perfect 5-0 record, dominating Wisconsin’s Gavin Bailey 5-1 to clinch the win and later clinching the Irish win over Illinois … posted victories in pool play to gain a spot in the Midwest Conference Championships where he finished tied for fifth with Ohio State’s Trevor Pedersen … took seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, defeating teammate Jacob Osbourne 15-8 … completed the NCAA Championships as 10th best epeeist with a round robin record of 12-11 and a -7 indicator.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Woodrow Wilson Senior High School where he played on the freshman baseball team … sat as high as 27th in the national junior rankings according to the FIE rankings … since 2007 has recorded six top-25 finishes on the international circuit, including winning at the 2007 Junior World Circuit in Montreal, Canada … earned back-to-back top-20 results in JWC action at events from Laupheim, Germany (19th) and Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy (18th) … earned his highest mark of 2009 at the JWC tournament from Budapest, Hungary, as he finished in fifth place … also was a member of the DCFC team that placed first at the 2008 Summer Nationals … son of Jim and Nina Kaull … uncle, Donald Kaull, played basketball for Rhode Island … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in Political Science.

Kaull[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 49 13 .778 10th
2011 30 9 .769 14th
2012 45 21 .682 7th
Career 124 43 .743