HONORS AND AWARDS:
MFC Sabre Ninth-Place Finisher (2013)
MFC Sabre T-11th-Place Finisher (2011)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2011, 2013)
AS A SENIOR: Finished the season 20-6 with the Irish, bringing his career record to 56-10 … At St. John’s Invitational, won 5-2 against Harvard’s Michael Tom … the following day, posted a 6-3 mark at the NYU Invite … started the day 1-2 against Yale, but split the difference 1-1 against North Carolina … was out-touched by Sam Austin, 5-4, but earned the 5-1 victory against Jackson Bryant-Comstock … versus host NYU was undefeated, logging scores of 5-3, 5-3 and 5-0 against Stephan Teng, Andrew Kelly and Fernando Maymi respectively … was 6-3 at the Northwestern Duals … bested Stanford’s Jeremy Klepner 5-2 … out-dueled Cal Tech’s Jonathan Schor 5-1 and blanked his beaver counterparts 5-0 in remaining two bouts … against UC-San Diego was 1-2 … against the Tar Heels, lost first bout 5-1 to Bryant-Comstock but upset Nate Wiecha 5-4 to finish the day … at Notre Dame Duals was undefeated, posting a 7-0 bout record … at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished ninth, good for honorable mention All-MFC accolades … at NCAA Midwest Regional, notched a 6-7 record, good for seventh place in his last competition with the Irish … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the regular season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a record of 9-1 in sabre … did not travel with the squad for the opening weekends events at the NYU Invitational and St. John’s Challenge … took to the strip for the first time on the year at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a record of 6-1 … opened with a victory over Tom Lorenzo of Detroit 5-0 … returned to the win column against Northwestern, taking down Mychal Kubiak in flawless fashion, 5-0 … defeated Mike Castello of Florida in the next match 5-1 … secured another perfect victory in match against Lawrence, defeating Alex Chee 5-0 … concluded the Duals with single wins against both Swarthmore and Cleveland State … finished regular season with a 3-0 record at the Irish Duals, notching single wins against Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State … earned honorable mention all-MFC distinction to get postseason play underway, finishing tied for 11th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … also helped sabre squad capture the team weapon crown the following day.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 27-3 record … finished with clean sheets vs. Detroit, Northwestern, John’s Hopkins and Cleveland State at the Northwestern Duals… went 2-1 vs. UC-San Diego clinching the sabre victory with a 5-4 win over Jonathan Ott … at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, Purdue and Detroit … clinched the sabre victory vs. Cleveland State with a 5-3 win over Bryan Twitchell … defeated Purdue’s Cedric Hall 5-1 to clinch the sabre victory … went 5-1 in pool play of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship … defeated Pat Ropp of Michigan State 15-7 in the round of 64 … took down Wisconsin’s Tyler Spriggs 15-10 before being defeated by teammate Avery Zuck 7-15 in the round of 16.
PREP & PERSONAL: Has participated in club fencing since the third grade, switching from the Foil to the Sabre in eighth grade … earned three varsity letters during his sophomore through senior years, garnering a national ranking in each of those seasons … overcame two “instant-death” deficits to place third at the 2008 Senior Mid-Atlantic Sectionals … member of the Naval ROTC Program at Notre Dame … was granted a US Patent on a computer heat exchanger in September … is an Eagle Scout … was the founder and president of the Bronxville High School debate team … son of Kevin and Katherine McGough … has one sister, Elizabeth … graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in computer science and engineering in May 2013.
McGough[apos]s Career Record