Will Groulx

Cycling

Name: Will Groulx
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Time Trial, Road Race
Classification: MH2
Height: 6-3
Weight: 140
DOB: 3/11/1974
Birthplace: Taejon
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Northwest High School (Clarksville, Tenn.) ‘92
College: University of Tennessee
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian – Wheelchair Rugby (2004, 2008, 2012), Cycling (2016); Three-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 2 bronzes)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze (wheelchair rugby)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (wheelchair rugby)
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, bronze (wheelchair rugby)
  • Captained the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – road – silver (road race), silver (time trial), silver (team relay)
  • Years of Participation: Cycling – 2013, 2014, 2015; Wheelchair Rugby – 2006, 2010
  • Medals: 7 (1 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2014 (time trial)
  • Silver – 2013 (road race), 2014 (road race), 2015 (road race, time trial, team relay)
  • Bronze – 2013 (time trial)
Personal: Groulx served in the United States Navy from 1995-2001 before a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. Seven months after the accident, Groulx discovered wheelchair rugby and was immediately interested. His Paralympic career began with wheelchair rugby, making three U.S. Paralympic Teams (2004, 2008, 2012) before switching to handcycling. Prior to his injury, he served as a nuclear-trained electrician’s mate and diver on a fast-track submarine stationed out of Norfolk, Va. Before joining the Navy, he attended the University of Tennessee on a volleyball scholarship. ...Son of William and Jean Groulx…Has three sisters…Married Amy Brady on Sept. 24, 2005…Father of twins Grace and William…Hobbies include sports, reading and chasing his twins around…Was nominated for an ESPY in the Best Male Athlete with a Disability category in 2009…Named the U.S. Quad Rugby Association Athlete of the Year in 2010.

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