NWFC is hosting the 2023 Cascade Clash SYC in Portland

Feb 3-6, 2023

The Cascade Clash fencing tournament welcomes youth fencers and their families from around the globe, we are continuing this tradition in February of 2023!

The tournament will be held entirely within Northwest Fencing Center’s brand-new gym 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
  • 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.


NWFC has 14 regulation-size competition strips featuring a cushioned flooring system by Radical Fencing. Spectator areas are upstairs in the large mezzanine and downstairs on bleachers. The building offers a ton of free parking with easy access to the freeway. NWFC has dedicated bag storage, some pro-shop items, an armory, first-aid, and coffee too!


NWFC is located just outside Portland, Oregon, in Tigard, 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


Masks are optional. 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 the coaches.


Athletes who finish in the top eight will receive a medal for individual events. NWFC is famous for our Cascade Clash prizes! The top 3 will receive special prizes, will it be you?

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 the tournament)

Schedule by Weapon


  • Y14 Men's Foil - Monday, 8:00 AM
  • Y12 Men's Foil - Sunday, 8:00 PM
  • Y10 Men's Foil - Monday, 1:00 PM
  • Y14 Women's Foil - Sunday, 1:00 PM
  • Y12 Women's Foil - Saturday, 2:00 PM
  • Y10 Women's Foil - Friday, 1:00 PM


  • Y14 Men's Saber - Saturday, 2:00 PM
  • Y12 Men's Saber - Sunday, 10:00 AM
  • Y10 Men's Saber - Saturday, 9:00 AM
  • Y14 Women's Saber - Friday, 9:30 AM
  • Y12 Women's Saber - Saturday, 11:00 AM
  • Y10 Women's Saber - Friday, 3:00 PM


  • Y14 Men's Epee - Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Y12 Men's Epee - Saturday, 8:00 AM
  • Y10 Men's Epee - Sunday, 2:00 PM
  • Y14 Women's Epee - Saturday, 8:00 AM
  • Y12 Women's Epee - Sunday, 8:00 AM
  • Y10 Women's Epee - Friday, 2:00 PM


Registration Opens Oct 1, 2022 9:00am PST
Entry Deadline Jan 21, 2023 11:59pm PST
Late Entry Deadline Jan 31, 2023 11:59pm PST


T-shirts and Hoodies will be available for purchase. If you register for the tournament before the deadline, your name will be featured on the back!

View 2022 photos on facebook HERE

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