Name: Austin Hanson
Height: 5-0
Weight: 112
Classification: BC3
DOB: 01/04/1974
Hometown: Topeka, Kansas
Current Residence: Topeka, Kansas
High School: Seaman High School (Topeka, Kansas) ‘93

Paralympic Experience:
● London 2012 Paralympic Games
● Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
● Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games

Career Highlights:

● Currently ranked 12th in the world
● 2015 USA Boccia National Championships – 1st place, Individual and Pairs (sixth consecutive national title)
● 2015 World Open Championship, Poland – 6th place ● 2014 World Championships, China – 8th place
● 2013 Individual America’s Cup, USA - Silver medal ● 2011 Parapans, Mexico – 5th place
● 2009 America’s Cup, Canada - Silver medal, pairs, Bronze medal, BC3 Individual play

Austin Hanson has competed on 20 international boccia teams for the United States, including three Paralympic Games. Even when not competing, Hanson is still very involved in the sport as an assistant coach for a young group of novice boccia athletes. For the past 19 years, Hanson has worked at Families Together, Inc., a child advocacy company, doing data entry. Hanson recently took on a new role as DJ for his church’s youth group activities. His hobbies include social networking, music and bowling with friends and family.

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