By Michael McTigue Assistant Epee Coach How do I get good at this? Every student or parent has asked this question. It’s an obvious question, and the answer isn’t obvious or we wouldn’t be asking it. Learning fencing is like a 3-legged stool, one leg is group instruction and bouting with your friends, another leg is the private lesson, and … Read More
Who was your first coach? My first notable coach was Marcos Lucchetti, when he was based on the west coast in Sacramento, California. He currently is the associate head coach of the Ohio State fencing team. How long have you been fencing? I began fencing while a student at university, which at the time had a recreational fencing club. After … Read More
THIS STORY IN THE NEWS All of the hard work, conditioning, training and lessons with coaches, bouting with teammates and competing at home and across the United States has culminated in dreams coming true for six fencers from Northwest Fencing Center. Cadet (Will, Aryana and Megan), Junior (Gregory Mitberg), Veteran (Cristina Ford) and Wheelchair (Vikki Espinosa) fencers are either on … Read More
Cody Mattern started fencing at Salle Auriol, now the Northwest Fencing Center in Beaverton, Oregon. He passed up college scholarships to dedicate himself to fencing, first in Oregon and later at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where he and represented the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.
Share this Post The Northwest Fencing Center lost its founding father this week. I am sad to report that Leon Auriol passed away, but he left behind an incredible legacy for Pacific Northwest fencing. Leon came to America in 1963 and began his coaching career in the Seattle area after responding to an ad for a pentathlete fencing coach. In … Read More