Duke Fencing BIO
2010: Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III At-Large Team...took eighth at the NCAA Foil Championships...the eighth-place finish was the 10th top-10 NCAA showing in Duke men’s fencing history...named All-America for the second time in his career...second on the foil squad with a 43-18 record...helped the foil squad capture a 15-6 record...placed eighth in the Atlantic/South Regionals...went 24-6 at the Northwestern Duals...opened the season with a 10-2 showing at the Penn Duals...posted a 6-0 record at the Penn State Duals...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Finished second on the foil squad with a 31-14 record...took fifth at the Atlantic/South Regionals...advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year and finished 21st, despite suffering an injury that knocked him out of the competition...won the bronze medal at the Junior Olympics...won the gold at the Division 1A Summer Nationals...Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll...Went 10-2 at the Penn Invitational to open the season...tied for third place out of 95 entries at the Temple Open...turned in a 9-4 performance at the MIT Duals...had a 6-2 showing at the Duke Invitational.
2008: Finished sixth at the NCAA Championship and was named an All-America as a freshman ... had the highest finish of any Blue Devil at the NCAA Championship ... took seventh at the Atlantic/South Regionals ... was the fourth freshman in school history to earn All-America honors ... led all Duke freshmen and ranked second on the foil squad with a 50-11 record during the regular season ... took eighth at the Junior Olympics (2/17) ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... tied for the third-most wins on the team ... went 12-1 at the Penn State duals (1/26) ... went 19-5 at the Northwestern Duals (2/2) ... went 13-1 a the Duke Invitational (2/8) ... took eighth place at the Junior Olympics (2/8).
Prep: Enters his collegiate career ranked 20th in the US among seniors and 17th among juniors by USAFencing ... helped St. Ann’s School compile an undefeated record during his four years in attendance ... went a combined 90-2 as a junior and senior ... won the 1A gold medal at the 2007 Summer Nationals ... claimed the gold at the 2007 Pomme De Terre Tournament ... placed fifth at the North American Cup in the under-17 division ... won the Division 2 silver medal at the North American Cup in 2005 ... claimed ninth place at the 2006 Montreal Junior World Cup ... took 13th place at the 2005 Division 1 North American Cup ... received AP Scholar with distinction honors.
Personal: Born June 16, 1989...son of Robert Cohen and Marian Gewirtz...has a brother, Eliot, who fences on Duke’s foil squad ... is a black belt in Tae Kwan Do.