After playing various sports such as football, basketball, tennis, and swimming, Jacob began fencing at the age of 11. Quickly, he fell in love with the mental strategy of the game, and, after fencing 2 years in the Bay Area, he moved to Northwest Fencing Center to train under coach Cody Mattern. With Cody’s mentorship and NWFC’s supportive environment, he developed lifelong lessons in confidence, decision-making, and dealing with setbacks. He is truly grateful for the rich memories and collaborative training environment that Northwest Fencing Center provided. He will miss the NWFC community and will attend Rice University!