UND Roster

2011-12 Fencing Roster

Nicholas Crebs


Class Senior
Hometown Portland, OR
High School Beaverton

Second Team All-MFC (2009, 2011)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2010)

AS A SENIOR: Selected as a recipient of the John Crikelair Men[apos]s Foil Leadership Award, presented in honor of former foil captain John Crikelair, who was killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War … tied for 11th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in a pool of 73 participants to earn honorable mention all-MFC recognition … earned a fourth monogram … produced a 29-10 regular season record, finishing with a 105-25 career mark … started the season with an 11-0 showing at the Air Force Duals, logging clean sheets in five bouts … grabbed a victory over John Tuddenham (5-3) from No. 9 Columbia at the St. John[apos]s Duals … picked up a pair of 5-2 wins over NYU[apos]s Ken Sin and Yale[apos]s Taylor Gregoire-Wright … achieved a 6-2 outing at the Notre Dame Duals, highlighted by a 3-0 match victory over Case Western … recorded a 7-2 outing at the Northwestern Duals, gathering in match sweeps of Cal Tech (3-0) and Stanford (2-0).

AS A JUNIOR: Ended the year with a 26-4 record in foil … earned third monogram … did not compete during the NYU Invitational, the opening event of the regular season or the St. John[apos]s Challenge the following day … took to the strip for the first time at the home Notre Dame Duals, posting a record of 20-1 at the festivities … posted perfect 3-0 sheets against Detroit, Florida, Lawrence, Swarthmore and Cleveland State … clinched the foil in the opener against Detroit after defeating NCAA participant Michael Purdy-Sachs 5-3, while also clinching the overall match one bout earlier with a 5-3 victory over Yaroslav Ivanov … clinched the foil against Lawrence with a 5-0 decision over Edward Li … dropped only one touch in the finale against Cleveland State, defeating Ben Brown (5-0), John Cuturic (5-1) and James Pitchford (5-0) … bouted in three matches at the Northwestern Duals, putting together a 3-2 record … all three wins came in a 27-0 victory over Cal Tech … defeated Will Steinhardt (5-1), Eugene Vinitsky (5-2) and Gregory Izatt (5-0) … finished regular season with a 3-1 mark at the Irish Duals … defeated Nolan Epstein of Chicago in the opening match, 5-1 … earned wins over Michigan State[apos]s Jake Rathburn (5-3) and Will Bonner (5-2) in the third and final match of the day … in postseason action, earned a berth into the quarterfinals of direct elimination at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … finished seventh overall, earning Second Team All-MFC distinction for the second time in career.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a 25-7 record in the foil … clinched the foil victory with a 5-1 win over Andrew Simon of Duke at the Northwestern Duals … went 3-0 and clinched the foil win for the Irish with a 5-0 victory vs. Joseph O[apos]Halloran of Lawrence … posted a 2-1 mark vs. John[apos]s Hopkins … put up a clean sheet with a 3-0 mark vs. Cleveland State and clinched the foil victory with a 5-3 win over Liran Gross … battled to an 11-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, clinching the foil victory vs. Cleveland State with a 5-0 triumph over Ben Brown … posted a 5-0 mark in pool play of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … defeated Jeb Brotz of Wisconsin in the round of 64, 15-0, took down Detroit[apos]s Brad Coon in the next round 15-8 … lost to teammate Steve Kubik 4-15 in the round of 16.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the year with a regular season record of 2-1 in epee and 26-3 in foil … began his college career with a 2-1 record competing in epee at the NYU Invitational … earned his first career win against Stevens Tech[apos]s Steven DiPaola (5-4) … performed well at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing with 26 wins and only three losses in foil … at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with a 3-0 record in an impressive six duals (versus Florida, Northwestern, Air Force, Lawrence, Wayne State and Oberlin) … earned second-team All-Conference honors at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with a eighth place finish in foil … entered the direct elimination round of the tournament seeded tenth, which earned him a first round bye … defeated Aaron Kokotek of Oberlin, 15-1, and Michigan State[apos]s Will Bonner, 15-8, to advance to the round of 16 … in the round of 16, knocked off Ohio State[apos]s Joe Streb, 15-1, to advance to the quarterfinals, where he fell to teammate Steve Kubik, 15-8.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Ore. … won the 2008 Division 1A title in San Jose, Calif. … led his team to the 2007 Division 1 Team Event Championship in Miami … helped his team to the 2006 Junior Team Event Championship in Atlanta … son of Mike and Lesley Crebs … has an older sister, Lauren … graduated with a degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business.

Crebs[apos] Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 28 4 .875
2010 23 6 .793
2011 26 4 .866
2012 29 10 .744
Career 106 24 .815