William Reith

Induction Year: 1996 Sport: Fencing

Learned to fence quickly and well at Fenn College in the mid-60’s, winning the All-Ohio epee title and finishing fourth in the Midwest Championships as a junior and going 41-7 as a senior. He continued in Open competition after graduation, and competed on U.S. World Championship teams in 1974, 1975 and 1977 and as a member of the 1975 gold medal winning USA Pan-American Games epee team. He won U.S. Fencing Masters national Senior Olympics Epee Champion. A successful coach, he developed fellow Hall of Fame inductees Steve Trevor and Jon Normile and now coached the Cleveland State men’s and women’s fencing teams.