Northwest Fencing Center is celebrating 50 years of fencing in Portland! Join us for a celebration! Celebrate over 50 years of fencing in Portland with Northwest Fencing Center at the grand opening of our new facility. The dedication and hard work of so many fencers, parents, and coaches has produced a stunning new facility. Please help us honor the deep roots of this amazing sport and all the Olympians and fencers that have passed through our halls. Join us, see one of the finest fencing centers in the world, have some refreshments, and rub shoulders with Olympians and some of our founders. September 2, 2022, at 7 PM11117 SW Greenburg RDTigard, OR 97223 RSVP requested
We have some news to share with you. Thursday 7/14/2022 will be Coach Daniel’s last day coaching for NWFC. While we will miss him terribly, he will be pursuing something new. One of the things you may not know about Coach Daniel is his interest in engineering and fabrication. During covid, he started studying CAD/CAM programming, welding, and design. He’s decided that it’s something he really loves to do and is changing careers. This will also let him go back to training to compete on a national level. It means we won’t see him running classes, but we may still see him in the club. We’re happy that Daniel is following his heart and extra happy that we’ll still get to see him regularly! He’s been a great coach and mentor for his students. Please join us Thursday at 6:30 for cake and a send-off!
Congratulations to our 2021 USA Fencing Hall of Fame inductees Bob Marx and Colleen Olney! They will be honored during a ceremony in Minneapolis at the 2022 Summer Nationals.
If you are going to the 2022 National Championships & July Challenge, it’s time to start planning! This year it is special because Bob Marx and his mother, the late Colleen Onley, one of NWFC’s founders, will be honored in the 2021 Hall of Fame for USA Fencing. Bob is one of the Hall of Fame Athlete Inductees and Colleen is a Hall of Fame Contributor Inductee. The Hall of Fame dinner is on Tuesday, July 5th. This will be a very special evening, it would be fabulous to fill the room with NWFC members, friends, and our entire fencing family. Purchase your tickets HERE. Colleen Olney was one of the founders of Salle Auriol Fencing Club, Inc. This entity was dissolved in 1980. Suzanne Marx and two others later formed The Salle Auriol Fencing Club, aka NWFC. NWFC is an offshoot of the former. It was and is a