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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;
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NWFC represents on the world stage

THIS STORY IN THE NEWS Will Wise, Aryana Abtin Are competing in Budapest All of the hard work, conditioning, training and lessons with coaches, bouting with teammates and competing at home and across the United States has culminated in dreams coming true for six fencers from Northwest Fencing Center. Cadet (Will, Aryana and Megan), Junior (Gregory Mitberg), Veteran (Cristina Ford) and Wheelchair (Vikki Espinosa) fencers are either on their way or putting the finishing touches on their preparations for international tournaments in Europe. Aryana Abtin – Cadet Women’s Foil Aryana started fencing in elementary school in an after school program run by NorthWest Fencing. She is currently ranked 17th in Cadet Women’s Foil in the United States. She was a member of the team that won the Silver Medal in Junior Women’s Foil at the Junior Olympic Championships in 2015. She also placed 28th in Cadet Women’s Foil at the
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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