Clark Kokenge


Player profile

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

Ohio State Career

  • Two-time USFCA Scholar of Distinction and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree

Sophomore Season (2021-22)

  • 3-4 mark in dual season
  • Finished 30th at OSU Open and 35 at Penn State
  • Buckeye men were CCFC team champions and epee squad champions
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, as well as a USFCA Scholar of Distinction

Freshman Season (2020-21)

  • 4-5 record as a rookie
  • Buckeye men were the CCFC team champions and epee squad co-champions
  • USFCA Scholar of Distinction and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced for six years with Medeo Fencing Club under Coach Van Den Berg
  • Four year varsity fencer and team captain senior year
  • 2020 Team MVP
  • Won gold twice at N.J. Epee Squad State Championships
  • Earned bronze in Senior Team Men’s Epee at 2019 Summer Nationals 2019
  • Top 32 at 2020 Junior Olympics 2020
  • Gold medalist at SJCC in Salt Lake City in December 2019
  • Top 60 on the junior national points standing
  • National Honor Society member
  • 2020 USFA First Team All Academic selection


  • Son of Chad and Jodi and has a younger brother, Reid
  • Political science major and plans to attend law school
  • Spending time with friends, hiking, swimming, listening to music, looking at the news.
  • Got into fencing because of Star Wars