Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Simi Valley, CA, USA
Communications, Marketing, Psychology - California Lutheran University: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 at the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
US para-athletics director Cathy Sellers saw an article about him playing baseball with cerebral palsy in the Los Angeles Times, and got in touch with him. "When I was a senior Cathy Sellers told my baseball coach she wanted me to throw javelin. She knew I did baseball and throwing events are so similar."
Club / Team
California Lutheran University: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Name of coach
Justin Puccinelli [club], USA, from 2012
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the javelin at the 2014 US National Championships, and setting three US records in the javelin. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US baseball player Jackie Robinson. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You don't quit if its something you are meant to do." (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age one, causing partial paralysis on the left side of his body. (simivalleyacorn.com, 14 Jun 2013; simivalleyacorn.com, 13 Aug 2004)
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