Joe Berenyi


Name: Joe Berenyi
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Classification: MC3
DOB: 11/12/1968
Hometown: Aurora, Ill.
Current Residence: Oswego, Ill.
High School: Aurora Central Catholic
College: Waubonsee Community College, Business Administration

Paralympic Experience
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, gold (individual pursuit), silver (individual time trial), bronze (team sprints)

Career Highlights
  • 2016: UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships, gold (time trial, pursuit)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games, gold (road race C1-3, individual pursuit C1-3, 1km time trial C1-5); silver (mixed time trial C1-5)
  • 2015: UCI Para-Cycling Track Cycling World Championships, gold (time trial, pursuit), silver (scratch), 4th (team sprint)
  • 2013: UCI World Cup - Matane, gold (time trial); UCI World Cup - Merano, 16th (road race), silver (time trial); U.S. Paralympic Road National Championships, gold (criterium), gold (road race), bronze (time trial)
  • 2012: USA Cycling Juniors U23 Elite Road Nationals, gold (criterium), gold (time trial) , bronze (road race); UCI Para-cycling World Cup Overall, gold (C3); Baie Comeau UCI Para-cycling World Cup, gold (road race), gold (time trial); Segovia UCI Para-cycling World Cup, gold (time trial), 7th (road race); U.S. Paralympic Road Nationals, gold (time trial), gold (criterium)
  • 2011: U.S. Paralympic Track Nationals, gold (4k individual pursuit), bronze (time trial); U.S. Paralympic Road Nationals, silver (time trial), silver (criterium), bronze (road race)

Berenyi first fell in love with cycling in the early 90’s and found success in a handful of amateur races, but in 1994 he put his bike away when a construction accident cost him his right arm and left kneecap. Nearly 13 years later, Berenyi decided to join some of his neighbors for a ride, and from there his love of cycling was reignited. Berenyi only had three years of experience riding at the national level when he went on to win three medals and set a world record at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. 

Berenyi and his wife Jill have three daughters, Sydney, Gwen and Tatum.

Facebook: Joe Berenyi
Twitter: @lefty68usa

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