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WENTZ Jonathan
Sport Equestrian
NPC United States   
Place of BirthAustin, TX, USA
Height1.93 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Higher education
History, Political Science - Southern Methodist University: Dallas, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began riding at age five at the Equest Therapeutic Riding Centre in Rockford, MI, United States. He began focusing on dressage at age 13.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for therapeutic reasons.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
United States
Wayne, IL
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2012 USEF National Championships, and being ranked 10th on the FEI 2012 Ranking List. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach and sponsor Kai Handt. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
German footballer Miroslav Klose. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
In 2011 he missed three months of action due to a broken foot. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)

He injured a vertebra in his lower back in 2008, he took four months to recover. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, never surrender, but don't over do it." (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Other information
He died unexpectedly due to a heart complication in October 2012, just weeks after competing at the Paralympic Games in London. (, 22 Jan 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 Individual Championship Test - Grade Ib 70.348
7 2012 Team 417.528
5 2012 Individual Freestyle - Grade Ib 73.000
World Equestrian Games
Rank Year Event Result
18 2010/2011 Individual Championship Test - Grade II 633
7 2010/2011 Team 398.066
11 2010/2011 Individual Freestyle - Grade II 68.550