Italian Fencers at Northwest Fencing Center

International Guests

NWFC welcomes athletes from all over the world. Here are a few who are or have been training with us at Northwest Fencing Center.





Phillipp Becker (Germany)

Philipp has been fencing for 7 years in Germany and has vast international experience. He was drawn to Portland by the NWFC for his High School exchange year. With hard work and a huge step in his game, Philipp has gained his place in the Fencing Center.



Amelie Caze (France)

French modern pentathlete. She won the Gold medal of the individual event at the 2007, 2008 and 2010 World Championships and 2009 and 2010 European Modern Pentathlon Championships. She also got Gold at the Women’s Final of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup 2011, held in Medway.[2] She has represented France at the Summer Olympics in 2004, 2008 and 2012 and finished 11th, 9th and 18th respectively.


Chiara Cini (Italy)

Member of the Italian Women’s Foil Team – Bronze medalist at the 2013 European Championship. 3rd in World Cup Seniors 2015


Grégory Flayols (France)

Gregory is part of the Cadet French national Modern Pentathlon team. He came to train with us for 2 months and we really enjoyed having him around. His incredible athletism has inspired all of his peers here at NWFC. Watch his video interview here


Virgile Collineau (France)

Virgile has been training in Foil at NWFC for about 2 months . Some of his achievements includes:
3rd in the European Cadet in Teams, French Champion in Senior team in 2011 and 2013.Quater Finalist in individual France Junior, Senior N1 and in the Top 8 at the 2013 Nationals in Columbus OH


Cleia Guilhon (Brazil)

Cleia is currently training at NWFC with her Coach Evandro Oliveira for the 2016 Olympic Games.Watch her interview here


Adama Coulibaly (Mali)

Adama is an African fencer from Mali, one of the best epee fencers in Africa. He chose NWFC to train hard for a few months. Watch his video interview


Yane Marques (Brazil)

Yane trains annualy at NWFC . We are very proud of her for her historic Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic games. It was the first Modern Pentathlon olympic medal for Brazil!


Matteo Sansone (Italy)

Has participated in several Cadet World Cups



Thales Metre

Fencing Coach for the national Brazilian team . Contributed to the win of the first Modern Pentathlon olympic medal in london won by Yane Marques


Thibaud Bruyelle (France)

National Champion by team with his club cadet team. He has participated in several Cadet World Cups


Vicente Torres (Mexico)

Vicente is visting from Queretaro, Mexico. He began fencing in 2005 and has fenced with the Mexican Junior National Team at several international competitions and training camps, including the Junior World Championship and the Junior Panamerican Championship.Vicente has been training at NWFC since December and will continue to train here for the rest of the year.



Ana Luisa Coutinho (Brazil)

Ana Luisa Coutinho is a Brazilian fencer who started fencing at the age of 12 in Brasilia-Brazil. She has won several medals in cadet and junior championships in Brazil and in South America. She also helped her team win the Brazilian National Team Championship and the Brazil Trophy Team Event for the past few years.  “During March of 2010, I had this huge opportunity to fence at the NWFC. This experience helped me in my second South American Junior Championship (Sucre-Bolivia), in which I got third place in the team event and 10th in the individual and also in my first Women Epee World Cup in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil. The knowledge that I learned at the NWFC was extremely important for me during my competitions this year.”



Michal Perepech (Israel)

Michal is visited NWFC from Ashkelon , Israel. She is ranked 3rd in the cadets and 8 in the junior standings in Israel and has been a member of the Israel Cadets National Team. Mika is a right handed French grip fencer. She trained at NWFC from April to August 2011. It was a great pleasure training with Mika and we were all sad to see her leave.



Arthur Boube (France)

Arthur is a member of the French National Pentathlon Team and trains at the National Training Center in Bordeaux France.



Lászlo Mészarós, AKA Laci (Hungary)

( pronounced “Latzi”) is an exchange student from Hungary. While he usually fences at the MTK Club in Budapest, he will be at the NWFC until next summer. Laci has been fencing for three years and just earned his “E” at his first tournament in the US. He looks forward to climbing in the rankings!