UND Roster

2013-14 Fencing Roster

Nick Kubik


Class Senior
Hometown San Antonio, TX
High School Claudia Taylor Johnson HS

MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2011)
First Team All-MFC (2011)

AS A JUNIOR: Contributed several wins early on for the Irish, finishing the season 23-22 … at St. John’s Invitational, won by priority in overtime against Penn State’s Daniel Gomez … struggled in next three bouts before emerging victorious against Harvard’s Tommasso di Robilant, 5-3 … posted another priority overtime win against St. John’s Eli Schenkel … posted first undefeated record of the season against Columbia, winning all three bouts with scores of 5-2, 5-0 and 5-3 respectively … at the NYU Duals won against Yale’s Brian Wang, 5-0 … for the second time in as many days, defeated Columbia fencers 3-0 … won a close, 5-4 victory against North Carolina’s Joseph Alter … lost two bouts against St. John’s but rallied to win final match against Max Blitzer, 5-3 … added three bout victories to his record at the Northwestern Duals, defeating Stanford’s Jonathan Lee 5-3 and Turner Caldwell 5-4 … at Duke Duals, went 4-5 on the day … against Penn State, lost to eventual NCAA Runner-up and third-place finishers David Willette and Miles Chamley Watson before out-touching their Nittany Lion teammate Nobuo Bravo, 5-3 … won two out of three bouts against Johns Hopkins … finished the Durham excursion with a close loss to Blue Devil Rod Shayesteh, 5-4 … back at Notre Dame, went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals with a perfect 4-0 record, only allowing two of his opponents one touch each … did not allow a single touch against him in wins over Detroit’s Elijah Robertson or Lawrence’s Jake Hodges.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in all five regular season dual events … earned a second monogram … ranked third on the foil team in bout wins with a 36-20 record … collected the second most wins for the Irish at the Air Force Duals with a 13-3 record, remaining untouched in seven bouts … swept Cal Tech (3-0), Swarthmore College (3-0) and Florida (3-0) at the Air Force Duals … compiled a 9-5 record at the St. John[apos]s Duals by sweeping Harvard 3-0 … downed Lucas Lin (finished eighth at the NCAA Championships) from No. 6 Harvard (5-3) … gathered the third most victories out of the Irish squads at the NYU Duals with a 10-5 showing, adding victories over John Tuddenham (5-1), Bo Charles (5-1) and Alex Pensler (5-1) from No. 6 Columbia … fashioned a 2-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, highlighted by a 5-1 win over Kyle Cisco and a 5-3 bout victory over Elijah Roberston of Detroit … finished 2-5 at the Northwestern Duals, picking up a pair of wins over UC San Diego[apos]s Alex Lavin (5-2) and Joseph Schenkel (5-3).

AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded first season with the Irish carrying a record of 17-7 in foil … opened up the season going 4-3 at the NYU Invitational … got first collegiate victory against Yale, defeating Jonathan Holbrook 5-2 … defeated Brandon Gnash of Stevens Tech, 5-3, in lone bout of the match … went 3-1 the following day at the St. John[apos]s Challenge, posting a perfect 3-0 ledger against Columbia … earned the foil clincher with a 5-0 decision over Abdhi Ramachandran … went 2-2 at the Notre Dame Duals, posting lone wins in matches against Wayne State and Florida … went 2-1 the following day at the Northwestern Duals, posting 1-0 marks against both UC San Diego and North Carolina … ended regular season with a perfect 6-0 showing at the Irish Duals, including going 3-0 in the finale against Michigan State … clinched the foil for the Irish in that match, defeating Will Bonner 5-3 … reached the semifinals at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in direct elimination play before falling to teammate Enzo Castellani (15-9) in the table of eight … helped Irish foil team capture the team weapon crown the following day.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas … competed at the Budapest World Cup … placed 12th in the Cadet Designated division in Samorin, Slovakia … finished 30th in junior men[apos]s foil at the 2010 Summer National Championships and was ranked as high as 20th in the junior national point standings … finished 10th in juniors at the NAC in Kansas City, Mo., in November [apos]09 … in December of [apos]08, placed 10th in Division I at the NAC in Colorado Springs, Colo. … member of fourth place Junior men[apos]s foil team at the [apos]08 National Championships in San Jose and was ranked 10th nationally in [apos]08 in final year of U-17 competition … placed 16th (out of over 230 fencers) at a designated Cadet event in Koblerz, Germany … brothers Mark and Steven, both former All-Americans, also fenced for the Irish … member of both the National Honor Society as well as German Club … son of Wendell and Jeana Kubik … father served as the former head coach at the Air Force Academy … currently enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.

Kubik[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 17 7 .708
2012 35 20 .643
2013 23 22 .511
Career 76 49 .608