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Anderson Wise

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries

Further personal information

Residence
Needham, MA, USA
Occupation
Fitness Centre Worker
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise and Health Science - Bridgewater State College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Started training in the sport in 2003.
Why this sport?
From a very young age he skied, played wheelchair basketball and sled hockey. His interest in power lifting came from just a regular training session during college. "I was in the fitness centre, messing around. One day, I got on the bench press and thought it was fun." He was eventually spotted by trainer Jim Kempf, who started to coach him.
Club / Team
Bridgewater State College: United States

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Location
Busan

General interest

Nicknames
Andy (wickedlocal.com, 05 Jul 2007)
Awards and honours
His former community college, Massachusetts Bay Community College, honoured him with the establishment of Anderson Wise Day to acknowledge the work he has done for disabled children in the local community. (bsccomment.com, 21 Aug 2008)
Famous relatives
His father Dale is heavily involved with sports for the disabled. He has served as president of the New England Wheelchair Athletic Association, and run the Northeast Sled Hockey League. (wickedlocal.com, 05 Jul 2007)
Ambitions
He wants to become a strength and conditioning coach when he stops competing. (US Paralympics, 15 Apr 2011)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and is paralysed below the waist. (massbay.edu, 01 Aug 2008)
Other information
STUDIES COME FIRST
He turned down opportunities to join the US Paralympic track team while in high school and the US Paralympic ski team while in college, because it would have distracted him from his studies. (wickedlocal.com, 05 Jul 2007)

FAMILY BACKGROUND
He was adopted at age four by Sally and Dale Wise after they saw him on an American TV program that helps place children in adoption. His father is an amputee who lost his left leg in 1993 from a bone infection caused by cancer. "Andy was a big inspiration," his father said. "Just thinking about what he goes through everyday helped me get through my amputation and move on with my life." (massbay.edu, 01 Aug 2008; wickedlocal.com, 05 Jul 2007)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 11