Scot Severn

Track and Field

Name: Scot Severn
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Shot put
Classification: F53
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
DOB: 7/20/1968
Birthplace: Cass City, Mich.
Hometown: Caro, Mich.
High School: Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School (Sebewaing, Michigan) '86
College: Saginaw Valley State University '94, Business
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016); Paralympic medalist (1 bronze)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze (shot put)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, 7th (discus), 9th (shot put)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – silver (shot put)
  • Years of Participation: 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver - 2015 (shot put); 2013 (shot put)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Track & Field, 2nd (shot put)
Personal: On Aug. 14, 1989, Severn was on duty with the U.S. Army Reserves at Camp Grayling in Michigan when he was struck by lightning. The direct hit threw him 40 feet and caused internal and external injuries that left as an incomplete quadriplegic who uses a wheelchair for daily activities. He took a 14 years hiatus from sports before finding a passion for wheelchair rugby and eventually track & field. He is the sports director for the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America. ...Married Brenda Severn in 1994…Has three children, Nicole, Kyle and Colton…Enjoys playing wheelchair rugby and bowling…Was inducted into the Michigan Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame as Athletes of the Year in 2007.

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