Yevgeniy started fencing in Ukraine when he was 10.
As a Cadet, he won 2 individual Ukrainian National Championships in a row as well as 2012 European Championship. Also, he finished 10th at the World Championship in Moscow.
Jenya was offered a full athletic scholarship to St. John’s University where he won individual gold at 2014 NCAA championship and took Bronze in 2016. During his St. John’s career, Jenya earned 2x First-team All-American and Second-Team All-American honors.