Christophe Duclos – Managing Head Coach
Christophe is a Level 2 French Fencing Master. He was the national coach for Jordan in 2005 and for Qatar from 2006 to 2011. He moved to Portland in 2011 with his wife Natasha and their two daughters.
In 1988, Christophe joined the National Training Center of Aix-en-Provence. Gilles Tabarant was his fencing master. Christophe also represented France at several World Cups. In 1991, he joined the French Naval Academy and served as an officer until 1995. In 1999, he was a territorial agent, in charge of trail development in the south-east of France and was a fencing coach in Gap.In 2000, Christophe earned his Fencing Master degree and coached in Montélimar. In 2003, he earned his level 2 Fencing Master Degree and become National coach for the French National Paralympics’ Team. He trained Cyril Moré for 4 years (Cyril won the 2004 Paralympics’ Games in Athens.) When not fencing, he likes running, swimming, climbing and diving.
Simon Abram – Fencing Master – Assistant Head Coach
Simon comes from a family with 4 fencing masters. He has been fencing since he was 7 years old and started to coach at 14. He got his first coaching degree when he was 16. In 2006, at 21, he became the youngest fencing master in France. From 2005 to 2008, he coached in Aix-en-Provence, France and in 2009 he joined the NWFC coaching staff.
When he was 17, Simon joined the National Training Center of Aix en Provence. He represented France at several World Cups for 3 years. Lionel Plumenail was his fencing master. In 2005, he joined Erwann Le Pechoux and Marcel Marcilloux in Aix-en-Provence’s Division 1 Foil Team.
In 2009, he joined the NWFC’s Division 1 Foil Team and won the US National Team Championship. In 2011, he joined the NWFC’s Senior Epee Team and won US National Team Championship. When not fencing, he likes riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and he is a very dedicated Star Wars fan.
Cody Mattern – Epee Master – Epee Program Manager
Cody started fencing in 1996 right here at Salle Auriol! He was the US Junior National champion in epee in 1998 and also in 1999. In 2000 he started coaching at the NWFC as an assistant coach and started the homeschool youth program. In 2001 he won the US division 1A and division 1 national championship.
In 2004 he took home the silver at the World Cup Grand Prix, which was the first and still the highest finish at a Grand Prix World Cup. In 2005 Cody joined the Army’s world class athlete program. He was an Olympic fencer at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games.
In 2010 Cody was on the US Men’s Epee team that took the silver medal at the Paris World Championships, which was the first Men’s fencing World Championship medal. Then in 2012 was on the Men’s Epee team that won the World Championship in Kiev, the first men’s fencing World Championship title in US history. Cody decided to retire from competitive fencing after the 2012 London Olympics, and coach back here in Beaverton. When he isn’t fencing Cody enjoys origami, cycling, playing his guitar, and Science Fiction.
Vincent Camillo – Foil Master – Youth Coach – Promotional Activities Manager
Vincent has been fencing foil and Epee for years. He has coached at Mission High School in San Francisco and he was the founder of the Panhandle Fencing Club (meeting in the panhandle of Golden Gate Park). In 2013 Vince earned Monitor status in Foil. Vince has recently obtained his “Prevot d’arme” Certification.
Chris Leclercq first saw fencing in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, but had to wait until college to start fencing. He was one of the first coaches at Missoula Fencing Association in Missoula, MT. He earned his Epee Moniteur in 2014, which led to a job at Northwest Fencing Center. In 2016, Chris earned his Foil Moniteur, and
followed it up with an Epee Prevot in 2017. He is hunting for his Master of Epee. Chris loves teaching and is an educator first. When he isn’t teaching, Chris enjoys cycling, cooking foreign food, and playing Magic: the Gathering.