Kaiden Crotchett


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Portland, Ore.
  • Last School Hillsboro High School

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in criminology in Spring 2021
  • Two-time All-MFC (First Team ’20, Second Team ’19)
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and USFCA All-Academic Team accolades in 2021

Senior Season (2020-21)

  • 13-8 on the year
  • Buckeyes won CCFC men’s team title and were epee squad co-champions
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and USFCA All-Academic Team accolades

Junior Season (2019-20)

  • Epee squad captain, which captured squad titles at MFC Championships
  • First Team All-MFC
  • Honorable Mention Midwest All-Region
  • Tied for third at MFC Championships
  • Finished sixth at NCAA Regionals
  • Placed ninth at Garrett Penn State Open
  • 53-13 in the regular season, including 15-0 mark at OSU Duals, 10-1 mark at Northwestern Duals and 10-2 ledger at Wayne State

Sophomore Season (2018-19)

  • Placed seventh at MFC Championships
  • Second Team All-MFC
  • Won gold in men’s epee team event at a NAC with an all-Ohio State team
  • Helped the team earn first place in the Midwest Championships team event

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four silver team national medals
  • Five individual Top 8 national medals
  • Top 20 on the juniors national points standing
  • Top 40 on the senior national points standing
  • Trained at Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton, Ore.


  • Son of Kevin and Tracy and has a younger sister, Mikayla
  • Criminology and criminal justice major and plans to pursue a career in law enforcement
  • Completed an internship with the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC) under the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Has been fencing since he was 9 years old; tried other sports (soccer, baseball, basketball) but nothing stuck for more than a few years before he would get bored; found a fencing club (with a first week free), tried it on a whim and enjoyed it so much he is still involved today
  • Licensed fencing referee
  • Has traveled to 20 states to either train or compete
  • Traveled to Switzerland and London for training and international competition
  • Enjoys video games, hiking/camping and cooking