Andrew Boschert began Fencing at the age of 9 with NWFC, at the French International School of Oregon. After several years of Foil at NWFC, he eventually gravitated toward Epee. His interests are French, American Sign Language, computer simulation games, Film/Cinematography, and Technical Theater. Andrew will be attending Clarks Honors College at the University of Oregon, studying Cinematography/Film and History.
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Keep reading to learn what made our top 10 reasons to visit Portland. Portland is a wonderful city, with all kinds of activities for people of all ages to enjoy! We encourage all our athletes that visit for camps or travel to our tournaments to explore the area while they are here. From outdoorsy options like the abundance of hiking trails to family-friendly nightlife and a plethora of craft beer, there is something in our city sure to catch anyone’s attention.
Squad Locker is a service NWFC uses to offer Club Gear to athletes, parents, and other fans. You can use the online store to purchase shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and more – all representing NWFC!
Warm-Ups are required to be worn on all podiums at regional, state, and national events. This includes Pacific Northwest Cups, RYCs, SYCs, ROCs, NACs, JOs, and more.
At NWFC, we do not ask that our new fencers purchase a complete fencing uniform right away. Instead, we require our athletes to have specific pieces of equipment in order to graduate from one class to the next.
Stenciling from Marx Enterprises is how the majority of our fencers at NWFC get their last name stenciled on their fencing gear. Owned by NWFC Member, current Board President, and long-time fencer Bob Marx himself.
Grand Opening Celebration at Northwest Fencing Center! We are celebrating 50 years of fencing in Portland! Join us for a celebration! The dedication and hard work of so many fencers, parents, and coaches has produced a stunning new facility.
NWFC Wants You to Stay Safe! When inclement weather requires us to close we will notify participants via email, and post on the website and social media accounts. We do not follow any school system closures because conditions can change dramatically during the day....
Farewell to Coach Daniel, although it makes us sad, we have some news to share with you. Thursday 7/14/2022 will be Coach Daniel’s last day coaching for NWFC.
College Fencers from the Northwest Fencing Family go off to accomplish amazing things. See more here about where some of our athletes have gone to a university or college to fence.
Congratulations to Bob Marx and Colleen Olney, our 2021 USA Fencing Hall of Fame inductees! 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.
When you start fencing you will be able to use NWFC gear. As you progress through the classes you will be required to have your own equipment, starting with a mask and glove. NWFC does not provide gear for competitions, so you will need to purchase all of your own gear before starting to compete.
Find more information about fencing and Northwest Fencing Center on our FAQ page. For more help, contact the Front Desk. Either call during open hours or email us directly and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.