Leaving the Nest: Ross Ferguson

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NWFC: Ross Ferguson

One day in seventh grade, after a particularly intense lightsaber battle, Ross and his friend decided to polish their swordsmanship by trying a fencing class; Ross was hooked.

Leaving the Nest: Joe Serban

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NWFC: Joe Serban

I began fencing at 9 years old at Bellingham Bay Fencing Academy in Washington. I later joined Salle Auriol in Seattle. I was inspired by French fencing MaƮtre Leon Auriol who introduced fencing to the Pacific Northwest; he loved teaching beginners.

Leaving the Nest: Daniel Volkmann

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Daniel began fencing at nine years old, after taking a run at several other sports. Traditional sports were problematic because he was lanky and uncoordinated. He started with saber at HDFA in Reno; after a year of placing nearly dead last in every RYC, he picked up an epee.

Leaving the Nest: Polina Verkhovadova

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Leaving the Nest Polina Verkhovodova

I started fencing in eighth grade after dancing and training as a gymnast for nine years. When I found out that one of my gymnastics teammates starting fencing, I was curious to see what it was all about so I visited NWFC and I was instantly hooked.