Arizona has been fencing for six years and for most of that time, she’s competed at a high level. She started fencing in high school at a small club run by her history teacher, a former Sabre fencer. She immediately fell in love with the sport as it helped her recover from injuries she had acquired through years of playing soccer.
After starting in high school, Arizona started training at Liberty Fencing Club in Philadelphia. Once there she started competing in local tournaments and began assistant coaching at Liberty’s summer national training camps. She earned her Assistant Moniteur certification from the USFCA in 2013.
Arizona moved to the West Coast in 2012. She continued fencing throughout college: first with the UC Berkeley fencing team, Cal Fencing, then later with the UCSD NCAA Fencing team. The Cal Fencing team won their division title for each of her years in Berkeley. During her first year on the UCSD team, she participated on the travel squad for women’s foil, helping her team clinch the 1st place for the women’s Western division in the NCAAs. The UCSD team has won their local conference, the IFCSC, for the past two seasons.
Arizona graduated from UCSD in 2016, with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. When she’s not fencing Arizona enjoys playing soccer in pick up leagues around San Diego.