Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest: Anna Selchow

We are extremely proud of our graduating fencers, and will be introducing them over the next several weeks. If you see them, wish them well in their future endeavors! Anna Selchow Anna began fencing at 14 in Cody’s homeschool fencing class where she progressed rapidly, eventually becoming an assistant. In January of last year, she started training with the competitive class, enjoying the competition, camaraderie, and hijinks of national tournaments. Beyond the piste, she has attained the highest rank, Cadet Colonel, in Civil Air Patrol, one of only 29 in Oregon history. Anna will be attending and fencing for the United States Air Force Academy starting in June, but is going to miss creating unbreakable bonds with her team during their Target adventures.
Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest: Henry Lange

We are extremely proud of our graduating fencers, and will be introducing them over the next several weeks. If you see them, wish them well in their future endeavors! Henry Lange When Henry was 14, he wandered into a small club in Albuquerque, Duke City Fencing, where a visiting coach named Cody Mattern offered him a free lesson. Henry jumped at the chance, and was instantly hooked on the sport. Two years later, his family moved to Oregon so Henry could train at NWFC. With the support of his coaches and teammates, he's earned six national medals, fenced in four World Cups, and helped the US National Team win gold at the 2017 Pan Ams. He’s looking forward to fencing for Ohio State next year, where he will major in linguistics.
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Fencer Spotlight

Fencer Spotlight

Bryan Tso JonesWho 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 I graduated, I continued fencing for perhaps 4 years. I took a break for fifteen years, and started again in 2012. Favorite results/event/moment with NWFC? Having the opportunity to celebrate the salle’s 40th anniversary in 2013, and being a At-Large member this last season. Fencing Goals? To build my capabilities as a fencer. To contribute towards the success of other club members, whether in practice or otherwise. To have fun while doing so! What or who inspires you? This is both an easy and hard question to answer;
Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest: Daniel Volkmann

We are extremely proud of our graduating fencers, and will be introducing them over the next several weeks. If you see them, wish them well in their future endeavors! Daniel Volkmann 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. Quickly, he found success (thank you, lanky stature). After five years of fencing at HDFA, Daniel and his mother moved to NWFC to fence under Cody Mattern. Even as many of his friends depart, he'll continue to be thankful for his Northwest family, and is excited to work toward higher levels of coaching certifications.
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