Mitch began fencing at Cardozo H.S. in Queens NY. He was team captain during his senior year and fenced on the team that won the NYC High School Fencing Championships. Mitch was recruited to Penn State University where he was a starting member of the Penn State University Fencing Team.
Mitch helped start the Randolph H.S. fencing program in 2007 and continues as a volunteer coach. He also initiated and runs the annual Morris County H.S. Fencing Championships, held at Randolph H.S.Mitch still fences competitively in veteran and open competitions. He was a member of the 2008 U.S. Veterans National Team that competed in the World Veteran Championships in Limoges France where he finished ranked 18th in the world (foil). He coaches the adult program at Morris Fencing Club.