Jen Armbruster

Goalball

  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2016
Name: Jen Armbruster
Sport: Goalball
Classification: B1
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
DOB: 2/12/1975
Birthplace: Taipei
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Falcon High School (Peyton, Colo.) ’93
College: University of Northern Colorado, B.A. Sociology; Sam Houston State University ‘00, M.A. Criminal Justice Administration
Paralympic Experience
  • Seven-time Paralympian (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Three-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, gold
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, silver
  • Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, bronze
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – gold
  • Years of Participation: 2014, 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998
  • Medals: 5 (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2014; 2002
  • Silver – 2010
  • Bronze – 2006; 1998
Other Career Highlights
  • 2013 Parapan American Games – gold
Personal: Daughter of Kenneth and Linda Armbruster…Has one sister, Stacy…Married to U.S. teammate, Asya Miller…Has one son, Ryder…Began losing her eyesight at 14 years old after experiencing pain in both eyes…Has no central vision but was left with some usable peripheral vision out of her left eye… Hobbies include skiing, rock climbing, cycling, reading and playing with her son…Began playing goalball after a teacher at a local school for the blind read a newspaper article on her and encouraged her to try the sport…Has traveled to 45 states in the United States…Shaken hands with three U.S. presidents...Inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame, State of Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and the Colorado Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

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