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Pacific Northwest athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

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Susannah Scaroni of Team United States poses with her gold medal after victory in the T54 Women's 5000m on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at The Olympic Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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The Stars and Stripes have a large group of athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. There are over 240 athletes representing the United States. According to the Team USA website, there are 20 competitors that are from the Pacific Northwest. 

Seven days in, Team USA has taken home 49 total medals (18 gold, 19 silver, 12 bronze). 

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games run till Sept 5, 2021, and will be broadcast on NBC, NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

All live streaming of the Tokyo Paralympic Games on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will be available on the schedule page, as well as in the app across all devices.

Here is a look at some of the local Pacific Northwest Paralympic athletes and how they have performed so far in the games!

Oregon

 

Para-Cycling

Will Groulx – Portland, Oregon

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparacycling/athletes/Will-Groulx

Cody Jung - Corvallis, OR

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparacycling/athletes/Cody-Jung

2020 Paralympics: Road events will be held Aug. 31- Sept. 3 at Fuji International Speedway, with 34 gold medals being awarded in various classifications of road races, time trials and team events.

Goalball

Asya Miller – Portland, OR

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-goalball/athletes/Asya-Miller

Eliana Mason – Beaverton, OR 

 

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-goalball/athletes/Eliana-Mason

2020 Paralympics: The Americans finished preliminary round play of the 2020 Paralympic tournament on Monday with a comeback 4-3 win over the reigning Paralympic champion Turkey. The U.S. finished second in Group D, behind Turkey by a goal differential of a 3-1 record.

The Team USA squad now heads into the quarterfinals where they will matchup against the Russian Paralympic Committee. 

Para Track and Field

Taylor Talbot – Ontario, OR

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Taylor-Talbot

2020 Paralympics: Talbot will be competing in the preliminary race for the 100m on Tuesday, Aug. 31. She will compete in her 400m prelim race on Thursday , Sept. 2.

Wheelchair Basketball

Lindsey Zurbrugg – Portland OR

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-wheelchair-basketball/athletes/Lindsey-Zurbrugg

2020 Paralympics: Team USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball finished the preliminary round with a 2-2 record, advancing to the quarterfinals to take on Canada. 

Wheelchair Rugby

Josh Wheeler - Days Creek, OR

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-wheelchair-rugby/athletes/Josh-Wheeler

2020 Paralympics: Josh Wheeler helped lead Team USA to the Silver Medal in Wheelchair Rugby. Team USA fell to Great Britain 54-49 in the gold medal match Sunday. 

Washington:

 

Para-Cycling

Aaron Keith – Woodinville, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparacycling/athletes/Aaron-Keith

2020 Paralympics: Keith made his Paralympic debut at the age of 50. The Woodinville, WA native finished fifth in qualifying in the men’s C1 3000-meter individual pursuit with a time of 3:45.354, narrowly missing the medal races.

Para-Equestrian

Roxanne Trunnell – Richland, WA  

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-wheelchair-rugby/athletes/Josh-Wheeler

2020 Paralympics: Roxanne Trunnell came into the Paralympic Games as the top-rank equestrian athlete. She was expected to reach the podium. She did not disappoint. 

The Richland, Washington native made history and became the first American to win not only one, but two gold medals in the sport in the past 25 years. Last week, Trunnel won gold in the Grade I dressage individual test. On Monday, one day after helping the U.S. team to a bronze medal, Trunnell closed out her Paralympic competition with her second gold of the Games, this time in the Grade I individual freestyle test.

Para-Shooting

McKenna Dahl Geer – Arlington, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-shooting/athletes/McKenna-Geer

2020 Paralympics: Geer failed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing preliminary round Monday. The Arlington, WA native is back at it on Tuesday in the Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone competition. 

 

Para Track and Field

Hannah Dederick – Mead, WA  

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Hannah-Dederick

Yen Hoang – Vancouver, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Yen-Hoang

2020 Paralympics: The former Vancouver, WA native finished 8th in the finals of the 800 meters Sunday. Despite the disappointing result, Hoang ran her personal best in the preliminary heats at 1:51:49. She will also compete in the 400 meters and 100 meters later this week. 

Chelsea McClammer – Richland, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Chelsea-McClammer

2020 Paralympics: McClammer finished 6th in the Women's 800m final Sunday. The Richland, WA native will also compete in the 400 meters. 

Isaiah Rigo – Cheney, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Isaiah-Rigo

2020 Paralympics: Rigo finished 7th in the 1500m T52. The Cheney, WA native will finish up his Olympics competing in the 100m. 

Jaleen Roberts – Kent, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Jaleen-Roberts

2020 Paralympics: In the women’s long jump, Roberts snagged the silver medal, finishing second. The 22-year-old from Kent, Washington will close out her first Olympic Games when she competes in the 100m.

Susannah Scaroni – Tekoa, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usparatrackandfield/athletes/Susannah-Scaroni

2020 Paralympics: The 30-year old Tekoa, WA native won her first Paralympic gold medal with a personal best of 10:52:57 in the women's 5000m. Her finish was good for a Paralympic record. 

Sitting Volleyball

Katie Holloway – Lake Stevens, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/athletes/Katie-Holloway

2020 Paralympics: Team USA have gone 1-1 in pool play thus far. The team squares up against the Russian Paralympic Committee on Wednesday in a must-win match to advance to the semifinals. 

Wheelchair Tennis

David Wagner – Walla Walla, WA

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/para-wheelchair-tennis/athletes/David-Wagner

2020 Paralympics: Wagner dropped his quarterfinal matchup to Sugeno Koji of Japan in the quad singles tournament on Sunday. 

Competition Partners

Greg Billington – Spokane, WA 

Biography: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-triathlon/athletes/Greg-Billington

2020 Paralympics: Triathlon athlete Brad Snyder, guided by Spokane’s Greg Billington, won the gold medal in the Men’s PTVI triathlon. Leading the race from start to finish, Snyder clocked in with a time of 1:01.16.