UND Roster

2016-17 Fencing Roster

Kristjan Archer


Height 6'3''
Class Senior
Hometown Cambridge, United Kingdom


  • 2017 NCAA Championship qualifier — NCAA Team Championship
  • 2017 NCAA Foil Sixth-Place Finisher
  • 2017 NCAA Second-Team All-American
  • 2017 ACC Men’s Foil Champion
  • 2016 NCAA Championship qualifier
  • 2014 NCAA Foil 10th-Place Finisher
  • 2014 Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 ACC Men’s Team Champion
  • 2016 ACC Championship Men’s Foil Runner-Up
  • 2016, 2017 All-ACC
  • 2016 Team Captain


  • Posted a 36-16 mark in dual meets, competing at all meets throughout the season
  • Defeated teammate Axel Kiefer 15-11 in the ACC Championship men’s foil final to claim first conference title
  • Named to All-ACC Team
  • Qualified for his third and competed in second NCAA Championships
  • Placed sixth at NCAA Championship, posting a 15-8 mark with a +27 indicator, and earning Second Team All-America Honors
  • Notre Dame men’s foil Most Valuable Fencer
  • Earned a monogram


  • Went 43-17 during the regular season, culminating in an NCAA Championship-qualifying performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional  
  • Claimed second-place honors at the ACC Championships, falling to teammate Axel Kiefer 15-7 in the championship bout  
  • Went 7-1 during team competition to help the Irish to their second straight ACC Championship  
  • Posted a 7-4 record in pool play at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing fifth overall
  • One of three Irish men’s foilists to qualify for the NCAA Championships, but did not compete due to qualifier limits (two per weapon, per team)
  • Claimed the men’s foil title at the Penn State Open, defeating teammate Virgile Collineau 15-2 in the championship bout  
  • Posted a 17-5 mark at the Northwestern Duals
  • Served as team captain  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Began the year 5-5 at St. John’s invitational, improving to 7-1 the following day in NYU Invitational
  • Logged 8-2 mark at Northwestern Duals before competing in ACC Championship
  • Competed in the team competition only at the ACC Championships, helping team win the title
  • Finished the year 25-9 and earned a monogram


  • Chosen as a freshman to compete at NCAA Championship and earned third-team All-America accolades with 10th-place finish  
  • Tied with teammate Gerek Meinhardt for most foil team victories on the season with 29  
  • Posted 29-12 regular-season record  
  • Finished St. John’s tournament with 8-3 record  
  • Etched 12-4 record at the Northwestern Duals
  • Ended regular season with a 2-2 record at the DeCicco Duals
  • At NCAA Midwest Regional, advanced into the direct elimination bouts with the No. 5 seed  
  • Bested Quentin Schneider (Wayne State) in round of eight before upsetting Irish teammate Ariel DeSmet in the semifinals 15-14  
  • Squared off with Meinhardt in finals and lost 15-1 to the two-time Olympian  
  • At NCAAs, Improved to 13-10 by end of second day of pool play, good for 10th place
  • Earned a monogram


  • Graduated from Hills Road Sixth Form College in July of 2012
  • In addition to competing with Newham Swords Club, participated on rugby and rowing teams at Hills Sixth Form  
  • With Newham, twice won the England Youth Championships  
  • Won National Championships once in U-17 age group and twice in U-20 age group  
  • Crowned United Kingdom School Games Champion in 2011
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date remains medaling at the U20 European Championships
  • Oldest child of John and Viia Archer
  • Has two brothers, Ciaran and Mihkel  
  • Currently enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.