Name: Kaitlyn Verfuerth
Sport: Canoe
Discipline(s): Wheelchair Tennis, Outrigger Canoe
Event(s): Women’s Open
Classification: KL2, VL2
Height: 4-11
DOB: 8/12/1985
Birthplace: Port Washington, Wis.
Hometown: Flagstaff, Ariz.
High School: Port Washington High School (Port Washington, Wisc.)
College: Mt. San Antonio College ‘09, Associates in Language Arts Communication; University of Arizona, ‘12, BA in Psychology
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 9th (200m VL2), 13th (200m KL2)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, quarterfinals (doubles), round of 32 (singles)
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, 4th (doubles), round of 16 (singles)
  • Paralympic Games Athens 2004, quarterfinals (doubles), round of 16 (singles)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2014 Copa Americas Cup, bronze
  • Rio 2007 Parapan American Games, singles (gold), doubles (gold)
  • 2002 USTA Most Improved Female Player of the Year
Personal: Plays professionally on the UNIQLO wheelchair tennis tour...Owns a self-serve yogurt shop in Flagstaff, Arizona with her life and business partner, Greg Guerin...Has a non-profit called Over the Rainbow, which helps children with disabilities...Is also the head coach of the girls tennis team at Flagstaff High School...Serves on the Disability Awareness Commission for the City of Flagstaff, and is a board member for the Flagstaff Tennis Association...Has four brothers, Andrew, Brian, Michael and Peter...Hobbies include camping, hiking, going off-roading, being outdoors and spending time with Greg and her dogs.