Craig Upton


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • Last School Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Prior to Ohio State

  • Trained with Bluegrass Fencers’s Club starting in 2016
  • Ran cross country and track and played lacrosse



  • Parents are Jennifer and Paul
  • Twin brother, Mason, attends the University of Kentucky
  • Plans to major in forestry, fisheries and wildlife
  • Would like to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service in a fishery producing game fish to stock ponds around the U.S.
  • Love aquarium keeping, fishing and collecting and building Lego sets
  • On how he got into fencing “I was in middle school around the time the 2016 Rio Olympics were going on and was looking for a new sport to try. Everyone in my town was talking about “The girl from Lexington going to the Olympics to do fencing (Lee Kiefer): and that’s when I decided I wanted to try it. I’ve loved it ever since.”