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COOTS Jon
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthOverland Park, KS, USA
Height1.52 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Belton, MO, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began lifting weights at age 14 while he was at school.
Why this sport?
While competing in Para athletics, he met a Para powerlifter who encouraged him to try the sport. "I enjoyed lifting and being equal to my peers."
Name of coach
Nate Hemphill; Derek Gordon
General Interest
Hobbies
Socialising with friends, spending time outdoors. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Making the national team for the first time. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
His high school coach Eric Scherfenberg. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He snaps his wrist wraps before competing. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We don't do 'can't'." (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at the National Junior Disability Championships [NJDC] in the United States of America. (gofundme.com, 05 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.