Domenik Koch


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Dormagen, Germany
  • Last School Bettina von Arnim

Career Highlights

  • 10th place finish at NCAA Championship debut in 2017

Freshman Season

  • Went undefeated at OSU Duals, contributing four wins to the sabre effort
  • Earned 10 wins at St. John’s Invitational
  • Picked up six wins at Wayne State Duals
  • Earned 20 victories in 25 matches during regular season competition
  • Finished in seventh at NCAA Midwest Regional to qualify for his first NCAA Championship bid
  • Placed 10th at NCAA Championship
  • NCAA Team Runner-up

Sophomore Season (2017-2018)

  • Tied for third at the OSU Open
  • Competed at the Elite Invitational Duals and earned 11 victories for the Buckeyes
  • Finished 8-4 at the St. John Invitational
  • Third at NCAA Championship

Junior Season

  • Third at NCAA Championship

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced for TSV Bayer Dormagen for 11 years
  • Bronze medal at 2012 World Championships U17
  • 2015 team European Champion U20


  • Son of Karl Koch
  • Has two siblings, Frederik and Lara
  • Brother, Frederik, fenced for Ohio State in sabre
  • Goal is to attend the Olympic Games in 2020
  • Hobbies include watching movies and playing soccer
  • Greatest sports thrill was winning the European Championships in 2015