Mariel Zagunis Biography

( 1985 - )
December 5, 2018
First published on:December 5, 2018
by Catherine

Facts of Mariel Zagunis

Date of Birth: 1985, March 3
Age: 34 years old
Birth Name Mariel Leigh Zagunis
Birth Place Portland, Oregon, United States
Famous Name Mariel Zagunis
Father Robert Zagunis
Mother Cathy (née Menges) Zagunis
Net Worth $ 0.5 million
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 73 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Fencer
Started career as Fencer
Currently Working For Oregon Fencing Alliance
Current City USA
University attended University of Notre Dame
School attended Valley Catholic
Married to Mike Swehla
Children Daughter

33-Year-Old Mariel Zagunis is an American sabre fencer who became a success in winning the gold medals in the individual sabre at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. Moreover, she has won three consecutive Junior World Cup Championships from 2002-2004.


As a sabre fencer, Mariel Zagunis earns an impressive net worth. She is living a happy married life with her husband Mike Swehla since the past 5 years. Together they have a beautiful daughter on 17 October 2017. 

Mariel Zagunis' Early Life

Mariel Zagunis was born Mariel Leigh Zagunis on 3 March 1985 in Oregon, the USA to the parents, Robert Zagunis and Cathy (née Menges) Zagunis.  She also has two brothers named, Marten and Merrick Zagunis. And both of his brothers are also fence sabre. She was raised in her hometown in the Catholic faith. 

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Zagunis attended Valley Catholic from kindergarten to 12th grade. And later majored in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. 

Mariel Zagunis' Professional Life

Zagunis started her career from the Women's Sabre event for the first time at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Entering the tournament in the Rund of 16, she defeated Japanese fencer Madoka Hisagae scoring 15-13. In the semifinal, she gripped at least a silver medal. 

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Similarly, in 2008 she entered 2008 Summer Olympics seeded sixth. Mariel gained a bye in the first round, entering the tournament when there were 32 fencers remaining. On 25 July 2015, she was elected by the USA Olympic athletes but she failed to win a medal.

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Besides this on 3 March 2017, she announced as one of 16 celebrities participating in a cooking competition on the Food Network TV series Chooped. She also starred in the Star Power: Culinary Muscle episode with former NFL player Paige VanZant, LaMarr Woodley and Dorothy Hamil. 

Mariel Zagunis' Net Worth

Zagnunis earns a decent amount of money from his career. However, there is no information about her net worth and salary. It is still under review. But some of the sources estimate her net worth 0.5 million Euro as of 2017.  As she is gold medal winner her earnings must be in millions. 

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As per the resources, in May 2010 she has purchased a house in Beaverton $275,000. Her house is 1,267-square foot Mid-Century Ranch which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage.

Mariel Zagunis' Personal Life (Height & Weight)

Talking about Mariel Zagunis' personal life she is happily married to Mike Swehla. The couple tied a knot in the year 18 September 2013. Their wedding held in Portland. And in May 2017, she disclosed that she is pregnant. On 17 October 2017, Zagunis gave birth to the baby girl. 

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The couple has celebrated 5 years of their married life and she has shared a picture with her husband and daughter. Till date, there is no way for extra-affairs or something like a divorce. 

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Zagunis has a height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) and weighs 160 lb (73 kg).  She is active on Instagram with 10K followers.

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