Cascade Clash

Portland SYC August 25-28, 2023


The Cascade Clash fencing tournament invites youth fencers and their families to our upcoming SYC! We are excited to be continuing this tradition of holding an SYC. For the 2023-2024 season, our SYC will be in AUGUST! The daily schedule will be posted soon.

The tournament will be held at Northwest Fencing Center. Athletes will enjoy our newly expanded layout, designed specifically to accommodate large fencing events. NWFC is a non-profit organization and is one of the largest fencing training centers in the United States.

As a thank you to everyone who attends this event, NWFC offers free parking, wifi, coffee, and tea, and guest passes to some of our favorite places nearby. Fencers and their families can pick up passes to some of our favorite spots around town at the front desk.

T-shirts and Hoodies will be available for purchase. If you register for the tournament before the deadline, your fencer’s name will be featured on the back!

Cascade Clash 2023 Feb 3-6 at NWFC

February 2023 Event Schedule:

Friday, February 3rd:

8:00 AM – Y14 Men’s Epee
9:30 AM – Y14 Women’s Saber

1:00 PM – Y10 Women’s Foil
2:00 PM – Y10 Women’s Epee
3:00 PM – Y10 Women’s Saber

Saturday, February 4th:

8:00 AM – Y14 Women’s Epee
8:00 AM – Y12 Men’s Epee
9:00 AM – Y10 Men’s Saber
11:00 AM – Y12 Women’s Saber
2:00 PM – Y14 Men’s Saber
2:00 PM – Y12 Women’s Foil

Sunday, February 5th:

8:00 AM – Y12 Women’s Epee
8:00 AM – Y12 Men’s Foil
10:00 AM – Y12 Men’s Saber

1:00 PM – Y14 Women’s Foil
2:00 PM – Y10 Men’s Epee

Monday, February 6th:

8:00 AM – Y14 Men’s Foil 

1:00 PM – Y10 Men’s Foil 


Events include Youth 10, Youth 12, and Youth 14 in foil, epee, and saber.

The Cascade Clash SYC is a United States Fencing Association-sanctioned event. National Youth Points will be awarded.

Registration Timeline:

Registration Opens: Oct 1, 2022, 9:00 am PST

Entry Deadline: Jan 21, 2023, 11:59 pm PST

LATE Entry Deadline: Jan 31, 2023, 11:59 pm PST

Traveling to NWFC?

Accommodations & the Area

Recommended Hotels:

Double Tree by Hilton:

Hotel rates start at $99 per night + tax.

Features include a shuttle service, an indoor pool, and an onsite restaurant.


1-855-610-TREE *Use Corporate Account 0003353375.

9575 SW Locust St. Tigard, OR 97223


Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego Hotel:

Hotel rates start at $109 per night + tax. Rate is available Thur 2/2- Sat 2/4.

Features include complimentary breakfast, wifi, and parking.


*Call the front desk for reservations at 503-684-8900

14850 Kruse Oaks Drive, Lake Oswego, OR

NWFC Google Maps Image of Location for Cascade Clash page

NWFC is approximately 30-40 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX).

Nearby you will find stellar wineries and tax-free shopping at Washington Square Mall.

For more local things to do visit:

For more Contact the Front Desk


Contact the front desk if you have additional questions about the February SYC hosted at Northwest Fencing Center.

Either email us directly or give us a call during open hours!


Phone: 503-277-2237

Tournament FAQs

How big is NWFC's facility?

The NWFC main gym has 14 regulation-size competition strips featuring a cushioned flooring system. The Auxiliary Gym (next door) has 4 more strips. There is a plentiful spectator area and free parking, with dedicated bag storage, some pro-shop items, an armory, first-aid, and coffee too!

What is the current Mask Policy?

At this time masks are optional for all athletes, coaches, staff, and other spectators. 

Are athletes required to shake hands after bouts?

Athletes are to salute and tap blades at the conclusion of a bout in lieu of shaking hands with each other, the referee, or the coaches.

Will there be awards?

Athletes who finish in the top eight will receive a medal for individual events. Our SYC is famous for our prizes from Jones Soda and Hersheys, this year is no exception. After the medals ceremony the parents and coaches are welcome to take group photos.