Will Gaziano


Player profile

  • Year Fifth Year
  • Hometown Basking Ridge, N.J.
  • Last School Ridge High School

Ohio State Career

  • Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • All-MFC selection each of first three years (First Team 2018, Second Team 2019, Honorable Mention 2020)

Senior Season (2020-21)

  • 5-7 record during the year
  • Member of CCFC men’s championship team and men’s foil squad co-championship
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

Junior Season (2019-20)

  • Honorable Mention All-MFC after 11th-place finish at conference championships
  • Finished 14th at NCAA Regionals
  • 31 wins in the regular season, including undefeated (13-0) mark at OSU Duals
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-Big Ten selection

Sophomore Season (2018-19)

  • Finished sixth at NCAA Regionals
  • Second Team All-MFC honoree
  • Placed sixth at MFC Championships
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

Freshman Season (2017-18)

  • First Team All-MFC
  • Third-place finish at MFC Championships
  • Tied for third at the OSU Open
  • Went undefeated at OSU Duals
  • Fenced at the St. John’s Invitational, finishing 5-7
  • Went 7-3 at Northwestern Duals
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Named all-state in 2013 and 2015
  • MVP and state champion in 2014 and 2015
  • Also played football for the Red Devils
  • Trained with Medeo Fencing Club
  • Bronze medalist at 2015 Cadet Pan-American Championship


  • Son of Joe and Carolyn
  • Has two siblings, Tim and Nicole
  • Followed Tim into fencing when looking for another sport to play
  • Finance major
  • Enjoys going to the Jersey shore, bowling and watching movies
  • Learning to play guitar