Lewis Weiss

Player profile

  • Hometown Houston, Texas
  • Last School Bellaire H.S.
  • Year Senior
  • Weapon Epee

Career Highlights

  • Named Second Team All-American with a 5th place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships
  • 3rd place finish at 2016 NCAA championships
  • Tied for 3rd in his NCAA Championships debut in 2015

Senior Season (2017-2018)
Came in fifth at the OSU Open… earned 12 victories for the Buckeyes at the Elite Invitational Duals… went 8-4 at the St. John’s Invitational… won 17 of his 18 bouts and finished undefeated in six of his seven rounds at Northwestern Duals…

Junior Season (2016-2017)
Claimed first place after 10 bouts at the OSU Open … saw winning records at all three duals he participated in … earned a 10-5 record at both Elite Invitational and St. John’s Invitational … garnered 16 wins at Northwestern Duals … earned a first place finish in individual competition to earn the title of MFC Champion … helped the men’s epee team to a first place finish in team competition at MFC Championships … finished in first place at NCAA Midwest Regionals for the third straight year… finished 5th at NCAA Championships.

Sophomore Season (2015-2016 )
Competed at Northwestern Duals … led the men’s epee unit at the event with a 19-5 bout-record … claimed first place in individual competition at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … helped the men’s epee unit to a first place finish in team competition at MFC Championships … finished first at the NCAA Midwest Regional, qualifying for NCAA Championships … made his second appearance at NCAA Championships, finishing in third place with 17 wins and a +22 indicator … OSU Scholar Athlete.

Freshman Season (2014-2015)
Earned a 9-3 bout-record at both St. John’s Invitational and NYU Invitational … went a season-best 13-2 at Northwestern Duals … ended the season with a total record of 31-8 … came in first place at Midwest Regionals … tied for third place in his first appearance at NCAA Championships … OSU Scholar Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State
Competed with Alliance Fencing Academy since 2008…three-time Junior Olympic champion in men’s team epee with the team…top ranked junior men’s epee fencer in USA for two seasons in a row…ranked No. 9 in the world at peak of junior men’s epee 2014 season…Junior World Cup bronze medalist at Vigor Challenge in Sweden when competed with Team USA.

Son of Daniel and Michelle…has four younger siblings: Maxwell, Sophie, Miles and Talia…his grandmother, Roberta Harris, is a professional artist whose entire work is exhibited in the Smithsonian Women’s Museum in Dallas…his aunt, Ellen Cohen, is a current Houston City Councilwoman and former Texas state representative as well as an OSU alumnus…enjoys watching television shows and movies, playing Pokémon and watching fencing videos…won a silver medal in the American Council of Written Russian essay contest as a freshman in high school in 2010…received a diploma from the Houston City Council in 2012 recognizing Alliance’s Junior Olympic team championship gold medal…Jewish Harold Voice athlete of the week in 2010.