UND Roster

2020-21 Fencing Roster

Nick Itkin


Height 6-1
Class Junior
Hometown Los Angeles, CA
High School Palisades Charter


  • 2018 NCAA Team Champion
  • 2018, 2019 NCAA Men’s Foil Champion
  • 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional Champion
  • 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional Bronze Medalist
  • 2018, 2019 ACC Men’s Foil Champion
  • 2019 ACC Fencer of the Year in Men’s Foil
  • 2018, 2019 Notre Dame Men’s Fencing Monogram Club MVP
  • 2018, 2019 Notre Dame Men’s Foil MVP
  • 2019 Pan Am Games Gold Medal – Team
  • 2018 FIE Junior World Champion in men’s foil
  • 2018 FIE Junior World Bronze Medal – Team
  • 2018 US Fencing Division I National Champion


  • Claimed his second straight NCAA title in men’s foil, becoming just the second men’s fencer to win back-to-back national championships in program history (Mike Sullivan 1977-78)
  • Also claimed NCAA Midwest Regional and ACC Championship titles throughout the course of a dominant season
  • Named Notre Dame’s overall MVP, as well as in men’s foil
  • Went 31-7 during dual competition
  • Opened the year with a 14-1 showing at the Elite Invitational
  • Posted a 7-1 to help the Irish claim the ACC championship
  • Improved career record to 68-18
  • Earned a monogram
  • In August, helped the U.S. men’s foil team capture gold at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru


  • Posted a 37-11 record during his rookie campaign
  • Competed in all but one contest
  • In his Irish debut, finished the Elite Invitational with a 6-2 record
  • Posted a 10-2 record at both the NYU Invitational and Northwestern Duals
  • Posted a 5-1 mark during team fencing at the ACC Championships
  • Captured the ACC Men’s Foil Championship
  • Placed third at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships
  • Totaled 18 wins during pool competition in helping lead the Irish to the national title, and claimed the No. 1 seed to the men’s foil semifinals
  • Defeated teammate Axel Kiefer 15-4 in the semifinal bout to advance to the championship
  • Defeated Columbia’s Sam Moelis 15-8 to capture Notre Dame’s first NCAA men’s foil title since Gerek Meinhardt in 2014
  • Two weeks later, claimed the FIE Junior World Championship title in Verona, Italy, where the U.S. junior men’s foil team also claimed bronze
  • Became the first American fencer to win Junior World, US Fencing Division I and NCAA titles in the same season


  • Entered Notre Dame as the top-ranked junior and sixth-ranked senior in the United States
  • Entered Notre Dame the No. 1-ranked junior and No. 72-ranked senior in the world
  • 2017 Junior Pan American Championships Team Gold Medalist
  • 2017 Junior Pan American Championships Silver Medalist
  • 2017 January Division I North American Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2017 January Junior North American Cup Silver Medalist
  • 2017 Junior World Cup Silver Medalist (Aix-En-Provence, France)
  • 2017 Junior World Cup Team Silver Medalist (Aix-en-Provence, France)
  • 2017 Senior World Cup – 16th Place (Bonn, Germany)
  • 2016 November Junior North American Cup Silver Medalist
  • 2016 Junior World Cup Team Gold Medalist (Leszno, Poland)
  • 2016 Junior World Cup – Seventh Place (Leszno, Poland)
  • 2016 Pisa Cadet European Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2016 Cadet Pan American Championships Gold Medalist
  • 2016 Junior Pan American Championships Team Gold Medalist
  • 2016 January Junior NAC Bronze Medalist
  • 2016 Junior World Cup – Seventh Place (Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • 2015 Budapest Cadet European Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2015 November Junior NAC Gold Medalist
  • 2015 October Cadet NAC Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Junior World Cup Silver Medalist (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 2015 December Senior NAC Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 Montecatini Cadet European Cup Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 Cadet Junior Olympics Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 Bratislava Cadet European Cup – Ninth Place
  • 2015 USA Fencing Division I National Championships – 11th Place
  • 2014 Gyor (Hungary) Cadet European Cup – Sixth Place
  • 2014 November Cadet NAC – Fifth Place


  • Full name is Nick Boris Itkin
  • Son of Michael Itkin and Tatyana Itkina
  • Younger brother to Julia Itkina
  • Majoring in Political Science