Brian Kaneshige
Brian Kaneshige
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Maple Wood, N.J.
High School: Columbia
Position: Foil

Freshman (2011-12)
Finished in 12th place and earned All-American honorable mention ... Went 11-4 which tied him for second place at the 2012 Ivy League championships … Earned First Team All-Ivy honors … Named CollegeFencing360 “Primetime Performer” for week four of the season.

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner in fencing at Columbia High School … Named first team all-state four times … Two-time individual state champion and four-time district champion … Led Columbia to state championships in 2010 and 2011 … Went undefeated as a sophomore … Named 2009 Star-Ledger Boy’s Fencer of the Year … Member of the 2011 USA Junior national team that won gold at the World Championships in Dead Sea, Jordan … Member of the 2010 USA Cadet national team  … Finished first place individually at the Cadet World Cup in Paris and Junior Olympics in Memphis in 2010 … Placed second at the 2009 Junior World Cup in Montreal … Third-place finisher at the Junior World Cup in Germany in 2007 and Italy in 2011 … Winner of the Essex Award for outstanding Essex County high school scholar-athlete in 2011 … AP Scholar … Dartmouth Book Award winner … Plays the piano … His sister, Christina, was an All-Ivy League fencer at the University of Pennsylvania.