Fotinatos captained the team during his sophomore and junior year and has had a decorated tenure with CUMFC. He has been fencing since 2004 under the tutelage of Stanislav Gutkovskiy, and is currently a B in foil, C in saber, and C in epee. He graduated in 3.5 years and secured his 100th career victory during the first meet of his senior season.
At Cornell, he has posted above a .700 regular season record each year, most notably going 34-5 (.872) in 2010-2011 earning him a tie for the team’s best result award with Nick Heiner. He helped bring home two consecutive MACFA Championship Foil titles (2010, 2011), as well as a 3rd place individual finish at MACFA Champs in 2010. At Club Nationals (USACFC), he placed 5th in individual foil in 2010, and managed a 7th place individual saber result in 2009 despite it being his secondary weapon. He was also a member of the Bronze Medal foil team at the 2011 USACFC event and made an unprecedented top-8 finish in at the 2011 Temple Open. He has represented Cornell at NACs and many USFA events over the past three years.
Prior to Cornell, he fenced on the Northern Highlands Regional High School varsity team for four years, serving as captain as a junior and senior. Winning two Squad District Championships in 2007 and 2008, and a District Individual Championship in 2008, Fotinatos was named 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-League, and 2nd Team All-State.
When he’s not fencing, Mike enjoys planning social events, comedic writing and singing.
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