Bence Bende


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Gyöngyösfalu, Hungary
  • Last School Jurisich Miklós

Ohio State Career

  • First Team All-American as a freshman
  • 2020 NCAA qualifier, First Team All-MFC and Honorable Mention Midwest All-Region
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-B1G pick
  • 2021 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and USFCA Scholar of Distinction

Sophomore Season (2020-21)

  • 12-13 on the year
  • Helped Buckeyes to CCFC men’s squad championship and epee squad co-championship
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-B1G honoree, as well as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and USFCA Scholar of Distinction

Freshman Season (2019-20)

  • First Team All-American
  • NCAA Qualifier
  • Runner-up at MFC Championships
  • First Team All-MFC
  • Honorable Mention Midwest All-Region
  • Placed fifth at NCAA Regionals
  • 58-13 in the regular season, including 11-2 mark at Elite Invitational, 13-5 record at Penn State Open and 13-2 ledger at St. John’s Invitational
  • Tied for third at Penn State Open
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Buckeyes won the MFC men’s title and men’s epee championship

Prior to Ohio State

  • Placed third in the individual event at the cadet World Championship Tashkent 2015
  • Earned first place at the 2016 Cadet European Championship team event
  • Earned first place at the 2019 Junior World Championship team event


  • Son of Klaudia and Csaba Bende
  • Has on sibling, Bogi
  • Biology major
  • Would like to pursue research after graduation