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Evan Prochniak

HOMEHudson, N.H.


BIRTH PLACENewton Wellesley, Mass.

Event: Saber
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190lbs
Birthplace: Newton, Mass.
Education: Junior science, technology and society major at the University of Pennsylvania, graduate of Alvirne High School (2009)
Club: Cambridge Fencing Center
Coach: Jarek Konvisz
Special Interest / Hobbies: Golf, tennis, ping pong, collecting baseball cards
Most don't know that... I like small dogs
Quotable: "Once you are passionate about something, the work is a joy, not a chore."
Current U.S. Ranking: #8

  • All-America honorable mention (2009-2010)
  • First team All-Ivy (2009-2010) 

Junior World Championship Teams: 2011, 2010 (Bronze - Team)

Personal: Prochniak's father grew up fencing in Poland and introduced his son to the sport at age six. Prochniak says that his father's patience and commitment made him love the sport and both his father and Coach Jarek Konvisz have taught him that with hard work anything can happen. The two-time Junior World Team member is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania and says that his biggest challenge is balancing fencing, family and friends with his college courseload.

Recent Competition History


  • Gold - North American Cup C (Junior)
  • Ninth - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 11th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 18th - North American Cup C (Division I)
  • 22nd - Ligano Junior World Cup 


  • Bronze - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Fifth - USA Fencing National Championships (Junior)
  • Fifth - USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships (Junior)
  • Fifth - Sosnowiec Junior World Cup 
  • Sixth - Budapest Junior World Cup
  • 12th - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 16th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 29th - North American Cup A (Division I)
  • 36th - Dormagen Junior World Cup (U20)