Maximus De Back


Player profile

  • Hometown Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Year Redshirt Freshman
  • Previous School Cedar Springs High School
  • Weapon Foil

2019-20 (Freshman Season)

  • Did not compete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Finished 10th at 2020 Junior Olympics
  • Placed 11th at Junior World Cup in San Jose
  • Earned fifth place at 2019 Division 1 December NAC
  • Ranked 41st in the United States after attending only two tournaments that counted for points and No. 22 in the United States U20 rankings after attending only four tournaments that counted for points
  • Trained with Grand Rapids Fencing Academy


  • Son of William and Rachel
  • Has a younger sister, Greta
  • Business journalism major
  • Enjoys investing and computer games, as well as the process of working out and becoming stronger
  • Started fencing after watching The Princess Bride movie and asking his mother if he could fence like they did