Leaving the Nest 2018: Joe Serban

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NWFC: 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.

Leaving the Nest 2018: Daniel Volkmann

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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.