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Fencer Spotlight: Alesia

Fencer Spotlight: Alesia

Northwest Fencing spotlights fencers who not only are great athletes, but also help to make the fencing community united, welcoming, and supportive. Without further ado, allow us to introduce you to Alesia! 

Matching Grant Opportunity On Giving Tuesday!

Matching Grant Opportunity On Giving Tuesday!

With Giving Tuesday around the corner, we wanted to share an incredible matching grant opportunity with you all to help support NWFC. One of our generous members will match up to $10,000 of your donations! Every dollar donated on Giving Tuesday through the end of the year is dedicated to our Financial Aid Program. Your donations are matched until we meet our goal! 

Seth Kelsey

Seth Kelsey is an accomplished athlete and fencing coach with 12+ years of coaching experience. Before he started coaching, he was on 8 senior national teams, NCAA champion, and 3 time Olympian. Seth was ranked top 16 in the world for a decade. His best finish was as anchor for the Men’s Epee Team at the 2012 World Championships where the team won Gold.

Announcing the Athena Project!

Announcing the Athena Project!

Announcing The Athena Project! The Athena Project is an all-new Northwest Fencing Center initiative. Designed to support women and girls in fencing, the program will bring together athletes of all ages and skill levels for an exclusive training experience. The key to this support is the creation of women-only fencing spaces that transcend age groups.

How to Help the Future of Fencing

How to Help the Future of Fencing

With Giving Tuesday around the corner, we wanted to share with you all how to help the future of fencing. Supporting NWFC and the entire fencing community just got easier! Thanks to a brand-new addition to our website, you can now set up recurring donations or make singular contributions with a credit or debit card. 

Intro Sessions

Intro Sessions

Intro Sessions are designed for athletes with no fencing experience so they can learn the basics of footwork and fencing vocabulary. These small, coach-guided sessions help our new fencers jump right in to their first group class.  Northwest Fencing Center offers Intro Sessions to adults and teens above 13 years old, and for children 7-12. Please read below to see which Intro Session is right for you.

Fall Changes for the 23-24 Season

Fall Changes There are a few changes to NWFC membership, classes, and policies for the 2023-2024 season. Read below for details on what is being changed this fall, and what you need to know. 1. What is changing this fall? Everyone enrolled in a regular class is a...

2023 Summer Nationals Results

2023 Summer Nationals Results

With the 2023 summer nationals coming to an end, we have many results and other accomplishments to celebrate. Our fencers earned medals, their NWFC patches, and one athlete even qualified for the world team!

Anika Kale

Anika Kale

Anika Kale started at NWFC at about eleven when her world was consumed by soccer, music, and robotics. A kid’s mention of fencing at a theater camp captured Anika’s imagination so completely, she could think of little else. One trial lesson later, she was hooked. Not only did she discover her sport but she found her other home, her other family, and her tribe.

Wendy Du

Wendy Du

Wendy Du has been fencing for four years and trains competitively in epee. She really enjoys the mental and physical aspects of the sport and it has really allowed her to grow as a person. She hopes to continue fencing lifelong and support younger generations in the fencing community. Wendy also enjoys volunteering activities and has co-founded her own non-profit organization, Beats of Bethany, to empower youth to serve the community through varying art forms.

Michael Stavreff

Michael Stavreff

After trying soccer and basketball, Michael Stavreff finally found the sport that he is passionate about. He has been training at NWFC since 6th grade and embraced and enjoyed every moment on the strip. Michael plans to continue practicing the sport during his college years, applying all the knowledge, discipline, hard work, and dedication he learned at NWFC.

Amelia Nason

Amelia Nason

Amelia Nason found fencing in sixth grade after trying nearly every other sport and finding she didn’t care for catching, throwing, or running. Instead, the fencing center in Beaverton with a curiously named “Pit of Despair,” which demanded an entirely different skill set, captivated her for all of middle and high school.

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