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! 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 Maître Leon Auriol who introduced fencing to the Pacific Northwest; he loved teaching beginners. When I earned my club patch, he said, “Remember when you wear this patch, you represent me and everyone in our clubs; wear it with pride.” After moving to Oregon I met Cody Mattern who invited me to NWFC. I learned it was one of the first clubs started by Maître Auriol. I have been at NWFC for five years and love the laughs, friends and training.