Columbia Fencing BIO
 Kurt Getz

At Columbia: In 2009, was a first team All-American after finishing third for a third straight season in men's foil at the NCAA Championships ... had 18 victories at the NCAA Championships, tied for second most in the field ... finished fourth at NCAA Regionals ... Columbia's March Student-Athlete of the Month ... earned gold at 2008 NCAA Regionals ... took silver at IFA Championships ... also gained a silver medal at the Atlanta North American Cup ... first team All-Ivy League after winning 12 of 15 bouts to help lift Lions to league title ... Academic All-Ivy League honoree ... finished third in his first NCAA Championships in 2007, after compiling a 20-3 record in the intense competition ...  began the NCAA’s by going 13-1 the first day, the best of all men’s foil fencers ... first team All-American ... gold medal in IFA ... first team All-Ivy League after compiling an 11-4 Ivy record ... 3-0 vs. Harvard, 2-1 vs. Penn and Princeton.

Outside Experience: Holds World rankings ... has earned medals in Senior and Junior World competitions ... competed on U.S. teams which won the 2005 Cadet World Championships and the 2005 and 2006 Junior World Championships ... prime candidate for a future Olympics ... student of Slava Grigoriev at Fencing Academy of Westchester.

At Rye Country Day School: Did not fence.

Personal: Economics major ... Kurt Alexander Getz, b. June 7, 1988 in New York City.

Overall Record:

2006-07:  20-4
2007-08:  19-3
2008-09:  36-11

Overall:  75-18

Position: Foil
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rye, N.Y.
High School: Rye Country Day
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