Mikhail Petin

Master Coach, 2008 Olympic Coach, U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame Member

Phone: 347-528-9558

Mikhail Petin earned his Masters degree in both Physical Education and fencing at the Institute of Physical Education in Lviv, Ukraine. He was a participant in international competitions as well as the Soviet Union and Ukraine Championships, winning medals there.

Since his arrival from Ukraine to the United States, his top U.S. students have won a Silver Medal in Olympic Games ( Beijing, 2008), 9 Medals (including 4 Gold individual) at the Junior and Cadet World Championships, as well as numerous International, national and NCAA Titles. Mikhail is a former U.S. National Women’s Foil Coach. He was a coach at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he was also awarded the 2003 Fencing Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee.

Mikhail Petin was inducted into the U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame at the 2022 Summer National Championships in Minneapolis, MN.

Notable Students

Emily Cross – member of U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame, 2008 Beijing – Olympian Team Silver Medalist, 2006 and 2005 Junior World Champion, 2003 Cadet World Champion, 2003 and 2000 Junior World Team Bronze Medalist, 2007 Senior World Cup two times Silver Medalist ( Leipzig, Germany and Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2003 Junior World Cup Gold Medalist (Jesi, Italy). 2002 Junior World Cup Silver Medalist (Jesi, Italy). 2005 NCAA Champion, 2003 Pan-American Games Silver Medalist, 2005 U.S. National Champion, Junior National Champion – 2005, 2004, 2003.

Jon Tiomkin – 2004 Athens – US Olympic Team (team placed 4th ), 1999 and 2003 US National Champion, 2005 World Cup Bronze Medalist (Shanghai, China).

Nzingha Prescod – 2008 Cadet World Champion, 2008 Senior World Cup Bronze Medalist (Las Vegas), 2008 Junior National Champion.

Brendan Meyers – 2004 Junior World Championships – Bronze Medalist, 2002 – Cadet World Championships – Bronze Medalist, 2003 – Cadet World Championships – 5th place. 2002, 2003, 2004 member US Junior World Teams. 2003, 2004 Junior – National Champion, 2001, 2002 – Cadet National Champion.

Nicole Mae Wong – 2018 Junior World Championships – Silver Medalist (Team Singapore). Top 16 Finisher 2017 Junior World Championships and Asia Zone Championships, 2014 Gold Medal Cadet Kocaeli Satellite.

Zaddick Longenbach– three times member of the US World Championships Team – 1995, 1997, 1998. 1998 – Senior World Championships (team placed 5th) – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Kaila Budofsky – 2012 Division 1 National Championships – Bronze Medalist, 2011 Junior Olympic – Gold Medalist.

Fhillip Shin – 2019 World University Games – 10th place, 2018 – NAC Bronze Medalist.

Margaret Fagan – 2017 Veteran World Championships – Gold Medal (Team) and 5th place individual.

Arielle Pensler – 2004 Bronze Medalist Junior National Championships, 2004 Bronze Medalist Cadet National Championships, 2004 Bronze Medalist Coupe de Samaria in Slovakia.

Alexander Pensler – 2009 Junior Olympic Gold Medalist.

Natalie Yang – 2015 Junior Olympics: Cadet Gold Medalist, 2015 Junior Olympics: Junior Bronze Medalist.