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STEARNS JR John
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthMelbourne, FL, USA
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Orlando, FL, USA
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English
Higher education
Criminology - Florida Technical College: Orlando, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up powerlifting in 2013.
General Interest
Impairment
He stepped on an improvised explosive device [IED] while on a combat tour with the US Marine Corps in Marjah, Afghanistan. He lost his right leg below the knee, as well as sustaining fractures and other injuries to his left leg. (teamusa.org, 28 Jul 2015)
Other information
MILITARY CAREER
From 2007 to 2012 he served as an infantry machine gunner in the US Marine Corps. (teamusa.org, 28 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 80kg  NoM
17 2017 97kg 170.0