2022 SYC in Portland

Feb 25-28, 2022

View 2022 photos HERE

The Cascade Clash fencing tournament welcomes youth fencers and their families from around the globe, we are continuing this tradition in February of 2022!

The tournament will be held entirely within Northwest Fencing Center’s newly expanded layout designed specifically to accommodate large fencing events. NWFC is one of the largest fencing training centers in the United States and a non-profit organization. You will enjoy:

  • Free Parking
  • Free WIFI
  • Free coffee
  • Free Sierra Springs water
  • Professional Medics on site
  • Grocery Stores, restaurants, freeway access, and hotels, within 1 mile or less
  • Adidas Employee Store access (see the details HERE)
  • Columbia Sportswear Employee Store access (passes available at the front desk)
  • Helpful employees and volunteers to make your experience more enjoyable


Youth events include Y10/Y12/Y14 in foil, epee, and saber.  National youth points will be awarded during this United States Fencing Association sanctioned event.

Northwest Fencing Center #NWFC facility


NWFC has 14 regulation-size competition strips featuring a cushioned flooring system. Plentiful spectator area and free parking, with dedicated bag storage, some pro-shop items, armory, first-aid, food trucks, and coffee too!


NWFC is located just outside Portland, Oregon, in Beaverton, the gateway to the Tualatin Valley.  Nearby you will find stellar wineries and even tax-free shopping at Washington Square Mall.  For more local things to do visit:  https://tualatinvalley.org/

Getting Here

NWFC is approximately 30-40 minutes from PDX:  Portland International Airport and located just minutes from downtown Portland, getting to the event is easy to do by car, bus or light rail.


We have partnered with the TownePlace Suites for a corporate rate, please visit the website HERE.

Health & Safety Protocols

Mask Mandate

As announced in October 2020, all participants in USA Fencing sanctioned events, including coaches, athletes, spectators, and staff, MUST wear a facemask that covers the mouth and nose at all times, including competition.


In order to limit the number of people in the building, each fencer will be allowed one accompanying person for the entirety of the tournament. An accompanying person will not be allowed to swap for another, and no additional spectators will be allowed. All requirements of vaccination or test listed below will apply to all entering the venue. No exceptions.

Proof of Vaccination

Individuals who have completed a COVID vaccine series (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca only) 14 days prior to arrival at the venue will NOT need to obtain a negative PCR test result, but they must provide proof of vaccination daily upon entrance into the venue. Proof of vaccination must be presented to the staff members at registration for verification.

COVID-19 Testing

All participants in the tournament who have not completed one of the COVID-19 vaccine series listed above at least 14 days prior to the start of the tournament must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than 3 days before travel, or proof of a negative Rapid Antigen test taken in a lab no more than 1 day before travel. This includes athletes and staff as well as all coaches and spectators. Proof of your negative test result must be presented to the staff members at registration for verification. To find a testing site, click HERE.

Social Distancing

Everyone should practice proper social distancing measures at all times while in the venue.


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


Athletes who finish in the top eight will receive a medal for individual events. Awards ceremonies will not be held. Athletes who win a medal can pick up their medals at the awards area near finals. Group photos in front of the backdrop will be permitted. Athletes and coaches should practice social distancing whenever possible and must wear masks.

Equipment Check Schedule

  • Thursday, 6:00 PM (until 9:00 PM)
  • Friday, 7:00 AM (until 6:00 PM)
  • Saturday, 7:00 AM (until 6:00 PM)
  • Sunday, 7:00 AM (until 6:00 PM)
  • Monday 7:00 AM (until completion of tournament)

Schedule by Day

Friday, February 25th

  • 8:00 AM - Y12 Women's Epee
  • 8:00 AM - Y10 Men's Epee
  • 8:00 AM - Y10 Men's Foil
  • 1:00 PM - Y10 Women's Epee
  • 1:00 PM - Y12 Men's Epee
  • 1:00 PM - Y10 Women's Foil

Saturday, February 26th

  • 8:00 AM - Y14 Women's Foil
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 Men's Epee
  • 12:00 PM - Y14 Women's Epee
  • 2:00 PM - Y14 Men's Foil

Sunday, February 27th

  • 8:00 AM - Y12 Women's Foil
  • 8:00 AM - Y14 Men's Saber
  • 12:00 PM - Y14 Women's Saber
  • 1:30 PM - Y12 Men's Foil

Monday, February 28th

  • 8:00 AM - Y12 Men's Saber
  • 8:00 AM - Y10 Women's Saber
  • 11:00 AM - Y12 Women's Saber
  • 12:00 PM - Y10 Men's Saber


Registration Opens- Nov 1, 2021 9:00am PST

Entry Deadline- Feb 1, 2022 11:59pm PST

Late Entry Deadline- Feb 14, 2022 11:59pm PST

Map credit: Courtesy of tualatinvalley.org
Medic coverage by Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists.