Kalvin Blauert poses with his father and ramp operator, Tony Blauert.
COLORADO SPRINGS – U.S. Paralympics Boccia today announced that Kalvin Blauert (Colorado Springs, Colorado) and his ramp operator Tony Blauert have been added to its 2023 national team, joining fellow national team members Nick Taylor (Wichita, Kansas) and Henry Sawyer (Callahan, Florida), and development team athlete Daniel Castillo (San Antonio, Texas), who were announced earlier this month.
“We are so proud of Kalvin for hitting his national team standards,” Kathy Brinker, head coach of U.S. Paralympics Boccia, said. “Kalvin has been steadily improving in the sport’s ranks and showing us that he deserves to be considered among the most elite athletes in the country. He absolutely earned this roster spot, and we look forward to having him on the team this season.”
Kalvin Blauert, a BC3 athlete, won his division at the 2022 USA Boccia National Championships and also recently made his international debut at the 2022 World Challenger, where he picked up his first career international victory. The 22-year-old, who teams with his father Tony as his ramp operator, has been competing in Boccia since 2008 but didn’t start utilizing a ramp until 2016. He trains out of the Colorado Springs Olympic & Paralympic Center.
He says his goal is to represent Team USA at a future Paralympic Games.
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