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Nick Itkin

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Oct. 9, 1999


Event: Foil
College: University of Notre Dame
High School: Palisades Charter High School (2017)
Club: LA International Fencing Center
Coaches: Igor Zapozdaev and Michael Itkin (Father)
Family: Parents Michael Itkin and Tatyana Itkina, sister Julia Itkina
Hobbies: Athletics, economics  and politics

Fencing origin story: "My father is a fencing coach, and I started fencing at age 7."

Why I love fencing: "I fell in love with fencing at a young age. Now I wouldn’t know where I'd be without it."

Advice: "Don’t be afraid to experiment with your fencing. Be patient."

Olympic Teams: 2020 (Bronze — Team)
Senior World Championship Teams: 2023 (Silver — Individual), 2022 (Bronze — Individual, Silver — Team), 2019


Notable Results:

  • 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist (Team Foil)
  • Individual Silver Medalist at the 2023 Worlds in Italy
  • Five-time Division I Individual National Champion (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • First U.S. fencer to win individual Junior World, Division I and NCAA Championship titles in the same season (2018)
  • Two-time NCAA Champion (2018 and 2019)