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Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
Place of BirthAlexandria, VA, USA
Height1.91 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Further Personal Information
United States
Higher education
Criminology, Forensic Science - Louisiana State University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been involved in adaptive sports since age six but did not start powerlifting until age 18 in Shreveport in 2008.
Why this sport?
"I used to [wheelchair] race when I was younger, so I was in good shape, but I tore both my rotator cuffs, and I have always wanted to get back into shape. This was a way to get there, and then I grew to like it."
Name of coach
Mary Hodge [national]
General Interest
He has torn both of his rotator cuffs. (, 20 Jul 2009)
Awards and honours
He has received scholarships from the National Kidney Association, Ronald McDonald House and the Spina Bifida Association. (, 24 May 2008)
He was born with spina bifida. He also has learning impairments. (, 20 Jul 2009)
Other information
At the Families Helping Families Annual Education Conference in 2009 he spoke about "administrators and teachers who had little faith in his success" and of those who encouraged him to "become the person he is today". He said that he was told repeatedly that he would never graduate. He did graduate and went on to study criminal justice at LSUA in the hopes of pursuing a career in forensic science. (, 01 May 2009)

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