Ethan Edwards


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Orfordville, Wis.
  • Last School Heritage Christian School

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in political science in Spring 2021
  • Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • 2021 USFCA Scholar of Distinction
  • 2019 Honorable Mention All-MFC

Senior Season (2020-21)

  • 8-9 during the season
  • Buckeyes won the CCFC men’s title and were epee squad co-champions
  • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades and was a USFCA Scholar of Distinction

Junior Season (2019-20)

  • Placed 14th at MFC Championships
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades
  • 16-8 during the regular season

Sophomore Season (2018-19)

  • Honorable Mention All-MFC
  • 11th-place finish at MFC Championships
  • Competed at OSU Open, Penn State Open, Elite Duals, and MFC Championships

Freshman Season (2017-2018)

  • Placed 28th at MFC Championships
  • Competed at the OSU Open
  • Finished 6-1 at OSU Duals

Prior to Ohio State 

  • Fenced with Escrime Du Lac and Indianapolis Fencing Club for five years, as well as Ataba and HoF


  • Son of Dr. Jason and Jodi Edwards
  • Has an older sister, Lillian
  • Political science major, with an economics minor; plans to attend graduate school and work in the foreign service
  • Accepted into Hamilton National Insitute
  • Hobbies include reading, writing and hiking
  • Got involved with fencing after seeing a fencing club while driving down the street
  • Greatest sports thrill is coming back from a 9-1 deficit in last three bouts to win his rank