2014-15 Harvard Men's Fencing

June 30, 2015
Written Senior Perspectives: Brian Kaneshige
As an athlete, you’re hard-wired to define success based on wins and losses. Winning a competition means that for one moment in time, you were the best. Likewise, losing indicates a failure of some sort; your performance was not worthy enough of victory.

June 29, 2015
Vote For The Top Moment of 2014-15
For the second straight year, will be matching up the top moments from the 2014-15 academic year in a bracket style tournament to determine what was the top moment of the year. From national championships to game-winner heroics, the Crimson enjoyed an exhilarating year from beginning to end, and now it's your turn to get in the game!

May 15, 2015
Men's Fencing to Add One Newcomer for 2015-16 Campaign

May 7, 2015
O’Brien, Woo Named Captains of Men’s Fencing Team
Duncan O’Brien and Michael Woo have been selected as captains of the men’s fencing team, as voted by their teammates.

May 6, 2015
One For All: The Enduring Legacy of Harvard Fencing

April 24, 2015
Senior Perspective: Men's Fencing
Senior captain Brian Kaneshige shares his thoughts on his four years with the Harvard fencing team.

April 14, 2015
Ivy League Announces Winter 2014-15 Academic All-Ivy Team

April 14, 2015
Harvard Athletics: 2014 - 2015 Winter Highlights

April 8, 2015
Dershwitz Claims Gold at Junior World Championships
Continuing his award-winning freshman season, Harvard men’s fencing’s Eli Dershwitz won gold at the 2015 World Championships in men’s sabre.

April 2, 2015
Season Recap: Men's Fencing
Head coach Peter Brand recaps the 2014-15 men's fencing season.

March 22, 2015
Fencing Finishes Seventh at NCAA Championships
After four days of fencing action at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Harvard finished in seventh place with six total All-Americans. The Crimson earned the most points in the two sabre divisions out of any team competing at the tournament.

March 20, 2015
Fencing In Seventh Place After Men’s NCAA Championships
After the first two days of competition at the NCAA Fencing Championships, Harvard sits in seventh place overall.

March 16, 2015
Harvard Sends 10 Fencers to NCAA Championships
The Harvard fencing program’s quest for its second national title begins Thursday, March 19 as 10 Crimson fencers head to Columbus, Ohio for the 2015 NCAA National Championships. Over the course of four days Harvard will compete at Ohio State’s French Field House for individual and team crowns as well as All-American honors. The No. 3. men will compete on the strip March 19-20 to open the competition with the No. 4 women closing the event March 21-22

March 10, 2015
Ten Crimson Fencers Qualify for NCAA Championships
A successful regular season by the men’s and women’s fencing teams has culminated in 10 Harvard fencers qualifying for the 2015 NCAA Championships, as announced by the organization. Ohio State will serve as the host for the event.

March 8, 2015
O’Brien, Simko Claim Gold Medals at the NCAA Northeast Regional
With the chance to earn a berth to the NCAA Championships on the line, junior co-captain Duncan O’Brien and classmate Nicolas Simko earned gold medals for No. 3 men’s fencing with victories in the sabre and epee divisions, respectively.

March 5, 2015
No. 3 Men’s Fencing Travels to New York for NCAA Northeast Regional
Fresh off of its third-straight Ivy League Championship, the Harvard men’s fencing team ventures to New York City for the NCAA Northeast Regional, hosted by NYU. An individual event, the Crimson took home three medals in 2014.

February 18, 2015
Zhao Named ECAC Rookie of the Week
Eric Zhao, of the Harvard men’s fencing team, has been named ECAC Rookie Fencer of the Week for February 9-15. The award is the first of Zhao’s career.

February 12, 2015
Peter Brand Named Ivy League Coach of the Year
Peter Brand, head coach of the Harvard fencing teams, has been named the 2015 Ivy League Coach of the Year for his efforts in guiding the men’s team. Brand earns the honor in the award’s first year.

February 11, 2015
No. 5 Men’s Fencing Wins Seventh-Straight Beanpot
The Harvard men’s fencing team won its seventh-straight Beanpot championship, going 3-0 with victories over MIT (19-8), Boston College (19-8) and Brandeis (18-9). Harvard moved to 14-3 on the season with the wins.

February 10, 2015
No. 5 Men’s Fencing Travels to Brandeis for the Beanpot
The No. 5 Harvard men's fencing team looks to continue its streak of excellent play, traveling to Brandeis to compete in the Beanpot on Wednesday, February 11. The event will start at 5 p.m.

February 10, 2015
Dershwitz, Chang, Eldeib Named to All-Ivy First Team
Eli Dershwitz, Jerry Chang, and Alexander Eldeib, of the No. 5 Harvard men’s fencing team, were named to the All-Ivy League first team, announced by the league office. Co-captain Duncan O’Brien was recognized on the second team.

February 9, 2015
No. 5 Men’s Fencing Wins Share of Third-Straight Ivy League Championship
For the ninth time in program history, and third in as many years, the Harvard men’s fencing team earned an Ivy League Championship. The team shares the honor with Columbia for the second-straight year.

February 8, 2015
No. 5 Men’s Fencing Goes 3-1 at Ivy League Round Robins On Day One
Halfway through the 2015 Ivy League Fencing Round Robins, Harvard is the only team with three wins, posting a 3-1 record to lead after the first day. The Crimson posted wins over Yale (21-6), Brown (23-4), and No. 2 Columbia (17-10), but fell to No. 7 Penn (18-9) in the second matchup of the event.

February 5, 2015
No. 6 Men’s Fencing Searches for Third-Straight Title at Ivy League Round Robins
The Harvard men’s fencing team will look for its third-straight conference championship at the 2015 Ivy League Fencing Round Robins February 8-9. The Crimson went 4-1 at last year’s event.

January 28, 2015
Behind the Crimson- Fencing

January 24, 2015
No. 6 Men’s Fencing Earns Invitational Victory at St. John’s
In its second tournament of the season, Harvard men’s fencing went 4-1, winning a tie-breaker over Penn State and Columbia, to win the St. John’s Invitational. Harvard moves to 7-2 on the season.

January 23, 2015
No. 6 Men’s Fencing Travels to St. John's Invitational
Harvard men’s fencing will compete in its second tournament of the year when it heads to the St. John’s Invitational January 24. The Crimson will take on Columbia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and the host Red Storm.

January 12, 2015
Kaneshige Fences To Victory at the Division I North American Cup
Brian Kaneshige of the Harvard men’s fencing team won his first Division I North American Cup title, announced by USA Fencing. The senior captain dominated pool play before knocking off six consecutive opponents to earn the championship.

December 16, 2014
Harvard Athletics - Fall 2014 Highlights

December 11, 2014
Dershwitz Named ECAC Men’s Fencer of the Week
Eli Dershwitz of the Harvard men’s fencing team has been named ECAC Fencer of the Week after a strong series of performances at the Tradition Tournament.

December 7, 2014
Men’s Fencing Records Three Wins in Opening Tournament
In its first tournament of the year, men’s fencing went 3-1 against Penn State, Vassar, New York University and host Sacred Heart.

December 5, 2014
Men’s Fencing Opens 2014-15 with Tradition Tournament
Harvard men’s fencing will take to the strip for the first time this season in Fairfield, Connecticut, at the Tradition Tournament, hosted by Sacred Heart. The Crimson will take on New York University, Penn State and Vassar, in addition to the host Pioneers, at the invitational.

December 2, 2014
Season Preview: Men's Fencing
2014-15 men's fencing season preview

October 14, 2014
Men’s Fencing Places Three on Podium at North American Cup
Competing at the North American Cup, freshman Eli Dershwitz finished in second place among saber fencers, while juniors Jerry Chang and Michael Woo shared the bronze in the foil division. Senior Brian Kaneshige also finished ninth using the foil.

September 30, 2014
Dershwitz Takes Gold at Fencing Junior World Cup
Eli Dershwitz stood at the top of the podium in Budapest, Hungary after winning his third Junior World Cup championship in less than a year.

August 25, 2014
Welcome to the New!

August 4, 2014
Harvard Athletics Season in Review - Winter 2013-14

July 22, 2014
Men’s Fencing Selects Kaneshige and O’Brien to be Captains

June 4, 2014
Harvard Announces Fencing Schedules for 2014-15

May 6, 2014
Three Fencers Compete at Prince Takamado Grand Prix
The Harvard men’s fencing team was represented by three competitors at the Prince Takamado Foil Grand Prix. Rising senior Brian Kaneshige and juniors Jerry Chang and Michael Woo each took the strip for Team USA at Komazawa Olympic Park Gymnasium.

May 5, 2014
Two Newcomers Set to Join Men’s Fencing for 2014-15
The Harvard men’s fencing team will welcome two student-athletes from the Class of 2018 to the program this fall, head coach Peter Brand announced. Eli Derschwitz and Eric Zhao will join the Crimson for the 2014-15 campaign.