Famous Arizona Athletes
Henry Cejudo spent some of his younger years in the Cartwright Elementary School District and joined a wrestling club at the age of 10. He subsequently attended Maryvale High School (2002 - 2003). At the age of 21, he won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 121-pound freestyle wrestling category.
Aaron Baddely is a professional golfer. Known as Badds, he was the winner of the 2007 FBR Open in Scottsdale, AZ. Raised in Australia, he lives in Scottsdale.
Ricky Barnes is a graduate of U of A in Tucson, and is one of the up-and-coming stars of the PGA. Enjoy this photo gallery of Ricky Barnes.
Todd Dempsey is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour who graduated from Arizona State University. He and his family live in Scottsdale.
Mark Grace was a fan favorite when he played with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Still living in the Phoenix area, he is a commentator on many of the games and is seen at many charity events around town.
Natalie Gulbis received a scholarship to play golf, and started her collegiate career at the University of Arizona in 1999.
A.S.U. grad and Scottsdale resident Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who, other than 1999 (the year his daughter was born) has captured at least one victory on the PGA TOUR in every full season as a professional. Enjoy this photo gallery of Phil.
Enjoy this Andrew Magee photo gallery. Andrew Magee is a golfer on the PGA tour. He turned professional in 1984. Andrew Magee lives in Paradise Valley.
Here are some photos of Billy Mayfair. Billy Mayfair is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He lives in Scottsdale. Billy one of the top 50 on the PGA TOUR Career Money List.
Arron Oberholser lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2006 he won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Lorena Ochoa was recognized with the 2003 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year and the 2006 Rolex Player of the Year award. She attended the University of Arizona for two years.
Grace Park attended Arizona State University in Tempe. She turned pro in 1999. Enjoy these pictures of Grace Park.
Curt Schilling, a former popular pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, gained his baseball experience as a Phillie. He is a graduate of Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix.
A local millionaire purchased the Anaheim Angels baseball team from the Disney Company.
Snyder III, Joey
Joey Snyder III is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He attended ASU and became a professional golfer in 1996.
Annika Sorenstam attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. She turned pro in 1994. Here's an Annika Sorenstam picture gallery.
Pat Tillman went to ASU where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in marketing. He was a professional football player with the Arizona Cardinals. Pat joined the army and was killed in action in 2004.
Enjoy these Kirk Triplett photographs. Kirk Triplett lives in Scottsdale, and became a professional golfer in 1985.
Mark is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour and was the winner of the 2001 Phoenix Open. He has a home in Ahwatukee.
Jerry Colangelo has since made the Phoenix Suns into one of the most successful organizations in the NBA. He is also credited with bringing Major League Baseball and NHL hockey to Arizona. In 2004, Jerry Colangelo was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
A famous college football coach at ASU, MIssouri and Notre Dame. Dan Devine mader his home in Tempe, Arizona and died in 2002.
Heather was a professional golfer who lost her battle with breast cancer. The LPGA established the Heather Farr Player Award in 1994 in her honor. It recognizes an LPGA Tour player who has demonstrated determination, perseverance and spirit in fulfilling her goals as a player.
Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player that ice hockey has ever known, was the Managing Partner of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey club for several years.
Gary Hall, Jr.
Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall, Jr. swims in competition as a representative of the Phoenix Swim Club, where he trains.
Reggie Jackson attended Arizona State University for 2 years, where he played both baseball and football. After his sophomore year, he was selected by the Kansas City Athletics as the No. 2 pick of the 1966 baseball draft. Controversy followed him during his baseball career, but he was a great player, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
He calls Scottsdale his home. He has played golf professionally since 1967, and is also famous for his golf instruction schools.
A television commentator and analyst for golf broadcasts, Peter lives in Paradise Valley.
Tom and his family live in Scottsdale. He became a pro golfer in 1982 and has several tour victories. He was PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1996.
Meadowlark Lemon was the most popular member of the Harlem Globetrotters. He lives in Phoenix.
Gary McCord began his professional golf career in 1971 and makes his home in Scottsdale.
Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games. He lived in Paradise Valley for several years before he was hospitalized in Tucson. Owens died of lung cancer in 1980.
Danica Patrick is one of the nation's best young auto racers. She races in the Indy Racing League, and she lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
The inventor of the Ping golf club, Karsten Solheim was admired by the entire golf community, as well as the community in which he lived.
You will remember this Tucson gymnast best for her final vault in the 1996 Olympics, on an injured ankle.
Born in Phoenix and lives in Scottsdale, Howard Twitty attended A.S.U. and began playing golf professionally in 1975.
Danny White is the Head Coach and General Manager of the Arizona Rattlers, and has been since their inception in 1992. He was also the popular quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1976-1989. He played collegiate football at Arizona State University. Danny White grew up in Arizona and lives in Gilbert with his family.
Legendary baseball player Ted Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1966. He died in 2002 and was cryogenically frozen. His body is housed in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Victoria Azarenka spent time in Scottsdale, Arizona developing her tennis game to become the number one player in the world.