Sammy was a weightlifter in the super heavyweight division in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, finishing 9th. He lifted 182.5k in the Clean & Jerk, and 142.5k in the Snatch. He was also a member of the 1980 Olympic Team. When he was in high school he broke the national record 11 times his senior year.
Greg competed in the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona in 100, 200 and 400m races. He tore his left rotator cuff during training prior to the games which badly affected his performance. He was able to compete, but didn’t place. Earlier in ’90 he broke the national record in the 100m and won the 100m at the Stoke Mandeville world games in England. That’s what got him into the Olympic development program, which led to a spot on the team for ‘92.
He also was part of the UTA Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team. He won the national championship twice while he was on the team.
Janine was a Sport Pistol shooter at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, finishing 24th. Janine never shot a pistol until joining the Coast Guard Academy, where she quickly outpaced all her teammates, both men and women, winning her first collegiate National Championships in Air Pistol a mere 5 months after she picked up a pistol for the first time. She became a member of the U.S. Shooting Team in 1998 and won 2 national titles during her 6 years on the team. One in Sport Pistol in 2000, and one in Air Pistol in 2001.She was inducted into the Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in September of 2016.
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Lisa Rosborough has many track and field accomplishments. She was the 2013 USA Track and Field Southwestern Association Champion (200 meters, 400 meters), 2011 USA Track and Field Masters World Champion (4x400 Meter Relay), 2008 U.S. Marine Corps Female Athlete of the Year, 2006 USA Track and Field National Masters National Champion (200 meters, 400 meters, 4x100 meter relay), and 10 time USA Track and Field Masters All American.
John competed in Rapid-Fire Pistol in the 1984 Summer Olympics, in the 1988 Summer Olympics, in the 1992 Summer Olympics, in the 1996 Summer Olympics, and in the 2000 Summer Olympics. His highest finish was 5th in 1992.
Joan Hansen Lester
Joan is a long-distance runner who competed in the women’s 3,000 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, finishing eighth after getting tangled up and falling in the Olympic Final. She was a professional athlete in two sports - Track & Triathlon. Joan set the World Record en route to becoming 1982 Two Mile U.S. Indoor National Champion, and set the NCAA 3000 meter record in 1981. She was the 1990 World & American Triathlon Champion, and the 1991 U.S. Professional Sprint Triathlon Champion.
Earl is a former American runner, winner of gold medal in 4x400m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. At the Rome Olympics, Earl Young was sixth in 400m—in a time of 45.9s that matched the former Olympic Record—and ran the second leg in the American 4x400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.02.2.
Ryan is a former American swimmer who won the gold medal anchoring the U.S. men’s team in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the 1996 NCAA Swimmer of the Year after winning the 200IM, 100 Backstroke, and 200 Backstroke at the NCAA Championships.
Gina Jenkins McWilliams
After serving as team captain of the U.S. Paralympic Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, Gina McWilliams remained with the team to compete in the 2008 Games and helped them claim the silver medal. McWilliams was also a member of Team USA when they brought home the silver medal at the 2010 Sitting Volleyball World Championships.
2010: Silver medal, U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team – Sitting Volleyball World Championships, Edmond, Oklahoma
2008: Silver medal, U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team – Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
2008: Bronze medal, World Organization Volleyball for Disabled Intercontinental Cup – Ismailia, Egypt
2004: Bronze medal, Team Captain – Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
2003: Gold medal, Parapan American Games – Mar del Plata, Argentina
Eddie competed for the United States in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia in the 400 meter hurdles where he won the silver medal at the age of 18. Southern went onto compete in Track at the University of Texas, where he was 1959 NCAA 440 Yard Champion and a member of World Record 440 and 880 Yard Relay Teams.
Chris Clemens is a Navy veteran that was introduced to Paralympic sport through a Arizona Disable Sports Clinic held by U.S. Paralympics at Luke Air Force Base in 2011. After attending the clinic, Clemens went on to participate in a USOC Paralympic Military Sports Camp and took off from there. Major Achievements:
2011: Second place, 100m (T36) , Long Jump T42 – U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, Miramar, Florida
2011: First place, 100m (T36) – Deseret Challenge , Tempe, Ariz.
2011: Second place , 100m(T36) , Long jump (F36) , Czech Republic ,Olomuc
2011: First place , 100m(T36), Long jump (F36),Boiling Point meet , Windsor Canada
2011: First Place ,100m(T36) Endeavor Games, Edmond’s Oklahoma