David Wagner

Wheelchair Tennis

Name: David Wagner
Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
Event(s): Singles, Doubles
Classification: Mixed Quads
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
DOB: 3/4/1974
Birthplace: Fullerton, Calif.
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Walla Walla High School (Walla Walla, Wash.) ‘93
College: Walla Walla University ’00, Elementary Education; Devry/Keller University, MBA
Coach(es): Dan James, Jason Harnett
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Six-time Paralympic medalist (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, doubles (gold), singles (silver)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, doubles (gold), singles (bronze)
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, doubles (gold), singles (silver)
  • Wagner and doubles partner Nick Taylor are the only men to occupy the top spot on the podium in the three times the wheelchair quad doubles category has been contested at the Games.
Other Career Highlights
  • 2011 U.S. Open Singles and Doubles Champion
  • 2010 U.S. Open Singles and Doubles Champion
Personal: Wagner has won more than a dozen Grand Slam titles and been ranked in the top three in the world for the past 14 years. Taylor was driven to be competitive from an early age and it started with battling a rare congenital disease: arthrogryposis. This severely limits Taylor’s range of motion and thus he must use an electric wheelchair to compete against the best in the world. ...Son of Bill Taylor and Sherrie Bieberle…Has two brothers, Jordan and Malik…Earned a master’s degree in Sports Management from Wichita State University in 2007…Volunteer Assistant Coach for Men’s able-bodied tennis team at Wichita State University…Hobbies include koi-carp, and playing with his three dogs Minnie, Mighty and Millie.

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