Brian Kaneshige
Brian Kaneshige
Year: Junior
Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.
High School: Columbia
Position: Foil
Major: East Asian Studies
House Affiliation: Quincy

Junior (2013-14):
All-America second team selection ... Went 10-4 at the Tradition Tournament (Dec. 8) ...... Competed at the St. John's Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Posted a 6-6 record at Ivy League Round-Robins (Feb. 8-9) ... Went a perfect 6-0 at the 7th Beanpot (Feb. 12) ... Claimed bronze at the NCAA Northeast Regional with a 16-7 record and plus-33 indicator (March 9) … Went 13-10 with a plus-18 scoring index to finish eighth at the NCAA Championships (March 20-23).  

Sophomore (2012-13):
Named to All-America second team … Earned All-Ivy League first-team honors ... Competed with the foil squad against NYU, North Carolina, Sacred Heart, Vassar and Penn State to help Harvard get off to a 4-1 start in team competition (Dec. 1) ... Went 9-6 at the St. John's Invitational (Jan. 26) … Posted a 10-5 record at Ivy Round-Robins (March 2-3) … Earned the gold medal at NCAA Regionals (March 10) … Won 15 bouts and finished seventh at NCAAs (March 21-22). 

Freshman (2011-12):
Earned All-American honorable mention ... Earned First Team All-Ivy honors … Went 11-4 which tied him for second place at the 2012 Ivy League championships (Feb. 11-12) … Finished 12th at the NCAA Championships (March 24-25) ...  Named CollegeFencing360 “Primetime Performer” for week four of the season. 


Finished seventh in the Division I men's foil at the November NAC (Nov. 8-11) … Placed 11th at the December NAC (Dec. 15) ... Helped Team USA men's foil team win bronze at the Paris Foil World Cup and finished 86th overall (Jan. 18-20) ... Competed at the Prince Takamado Grand Prix in Tokyo (May 3-4). 

Won the bronze medal at the Luxembourg Junior Foil World Cup ... Finished 13th out of 161 competitors in the men's junior foil event and 17th out of 178 fencers in the men's Division I foil event at the NAC … Took 13th in the Division I men's foil competition at the December NAC (Dec. 7) ... Took 12th at the Udine World Cup ... Placed fifth at the US National Championships (April 11-14).

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner at Columbia High School … Two-time individual state champion and four-time district champion … Led Columbia to state championships in 2010 and 2011 … Four-time All-State first team selection … 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 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 … His sister, Christina, was an All-Ivy League fencer at Penn.