Matt Branman
Matt Branman
Year: Junior
Hometown: Villanova, Pa.
High School: The Lawrenceville School
Position: Foil
Major: Mechanical Engineering
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Junior (2018-19):
Recorded a 26-14 overall record with a +38-touch differential… Boasted a sweep against his opponents from Ohio State (Jan. 19) and Boston College (Feb. 13)… Aided the Crimson men in its 11th straight Beanpot title on Feb 13… Tallied a perfect 5-0 score against his competitor from NJIT (Dec. 2).

Sophomore (2017-18): 
Registered a 36-16 overall record on the season ... Finished tied for 14th at the NCAA Regionals ... Tallied a near-perfect 6-1 record at the Beanpot Tournament ... Registered an 8-7 record at the St. John's Invitational ... Posted a 10-2 record at the Tradition Tournament with a plus-22 touch differential ... Finished 12th at the Penn State Open. 

Freshman (2016-17):
Registered a 57-31 overall record on the season ... Finished 17th in the nation at the NCAA Championships ... Earned a second place finish at NCAA Regionals with an 18-4 record ... Led the foil squad with a perfect 9-0 record at the Beanpot Tournament, including a plus-31 touch variance ... Tallied a 5-3 mark at the Ivy League Championships ... Recorded a 2-1 record vs NYU with a plus-three touch differential … Tallied a 5-7 record at the St. John’s Invitational ... Went 9-2 at the Tradition Tournament in Fairfield, Connecticut, tallying a +20 touch differential.  

Before Harvard:
One of four men’s foil fences selected to represent the US at the 2016 Junior World Championships in Bourges, France …. Placed ninth at the Junior World Championships in the U20 men’s foil (2016) … Finished fifth at the Junior World Cup in France (2016) … Won silver at the Junior North American Cup (2015) … Placed seventh at the Division One North American Cup (2015) … Won the gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championships (2015) … Finished third at the 2014 Junior World Cup … Won gold at the Junior North American Cup (2014) … AP Scholar with Honors … Volunteer fencing coach training Chinese Youth in Shanghai, China … Sister, Alexandra, member of the Wesleyan varsity women’s crew team.