HOME: Hudson, N.H.
BIRTH YEAR: 1991
BIRTH PLACE: Newton Wellesley, Mass.
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
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