Columbia Fencing BIO
 Rienzi Gokea
Career Record          
Junior 2014-15       12-5
Sophomore 2013-14       23-9
First-Year 2012-13       24-15
Overall         59-29

Junior (2014-15):
Turned in an unbeaten 3-0 performance at the Penn State Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Competed at the St. John’s Invitational (Jan. 24) … Posted a 2-1 ledger at the NYU Invitational (Jan. 25) … Notched a 7-2 mark at the Historical Meet (Feb. 10).  

Sophomore (2013-14):
Competed at the Historical Meet (Feb. 21) … Took the strip at the St. John’s Invite (Jan. 26) … Went 4-2 at the NYU Invite (Jan. 25) … Posted a 7-2 performance at the Penn State Invite (Jan. 12) … Turned in an 8-2 showing at the Brandeis Invitational (Dec. 8) … Opened the season with a 2-1 record at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 22).

First-Year (2012-13):
Competed at the Ivy League Championships (March 2-3) … Went 5-1, including a 3-0 sweep of Sacred Heart, at The Historical Meet Plus (Feb. 7) … Fenced at the NYU Invitational (Jan. 27) … Took the strip at the St. John’s Super Cup (Jan. 26) … Posted a 4-4 mark at the Penn State Invitational (Jan. 12) … Made his collegiate debut with sweeps of Stevens Tech and NJIT at the Columbia Invitational (Nov. 30).

International Experience:
Took 17th in the Division I Men’s Sabre at the 2015 USA National World Championships (Feb. 27-March 2) ... Took 21st at the 2014 December NAC in the Division I men's sabre in Dallas ... Finished 42nd at the 2014 October North American Cup ... Placed 16th in the Division I men’s sabre at the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio ... Entered Columbia ranked A12 sabre … Placed fifth in the Junior Olympics Junior (U20) Division … Finished among the top 16 at the Cadet North American Cup in 2012.

Before Columbia:
NY1 Scholar-Athlete of the Week Selection.

Position: Sabre
Year: Senior
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Stuyvesant
College: SEAS