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: Aryana Abtin

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! Aryana Abtin I have been fencing foil since I was six years old and could not imagine myself doing anything else! I began fencing because Sebastien Dos Santos offered a pentathlon camp at French American International School, my elementary and middle school. I am totally stoked to fence for Temple University beginning next fall and to see all the amazing things Philadelphia has to offer me. I will be following a pre-medical track and hope to become a doctor someday. My favorite color is turquoise, Roxana and Bijan are my life, and I live for the Portland Timbers. Lesssgo Owls!
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NWFC: Timmy Frank
Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest: Timmy Frank

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! Timmy Frank At age nine, Timmy took a reluctant detour from his NBA path and followed his big brother to fencing lessons in Salem. After multiple retirements (usually after a brutal beat-down by Megan Eno) Timmy landed at NWFC. Thanks to the patience and diligence of his amazing coaches and teammates, Timmy has won numerous national individual and team épée medals and fenced in multiple European and World Cups. He joins the Brown University Fencing Team in the fall but his heart and unwashed gear will always remain in Beaverton.  
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Leaving the Nest Polina Verkhovodova
Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest: Polina Verkhovadova

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! Polina Verkhovadova 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. Since then, NWFC has become my second home. I’ve become close with all my teammates and coaches—they’re people I care about very much and will care about for years to come. I will miss everyone at NWFC when I leave for college, but am excited to continue fencing at Caltech! 
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