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Cody Mattern is inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame!

Cody Mattern A four‐time Senior National Epee Champion, Cody was an Olympian in Men’s Epee in 2004. His epee team was the first men’s team to win a medal at a Senior World Championships (Silver, 2010). Theyfollowed that up with a historic Gold at the 2012 World Championships. He was a two‐time U20 National Champion. He now coaches at the Northwest Fencing Center. He was a member of Senior World Championship Teams: 2012 (Gold – Team), 2011, 2010 (Silver –Team), 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001 Pan American Games Teams: 2011 (Gold – Team), 2007 (Bronze – Team) Junior World Championship Teams: 2001 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
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Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest: Dolly Lampson

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! Dolly Lampson I was 11 when I started fencing at MTFC and it quickly became my passion. My coach, Chris Winslow was a huge inspiration in my early fencing years. He saw my potential and encouraged me to pursue my aspirations under the guidance of Christophe Duclos. Christophe shared my enthusiasm for fencing and competition and together we set out to conquer the world.  Under his guidance I became a National Champion, finished 7th in a Div1 NAC, and at Junior Olympics I finished in the top 16 for Cadet and Junior. I am excited to be able to continue pursuing my passion for the next four years at Princeton University.
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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.
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;