Name: Zachary Burns
Position: 3
Sport: Rowing
Classification: Legs, Trunk and Arms Four with Coxswain
Height: 5-10
Weight: 150
DOB: 12/25/1996
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
High School: Skyline High School (Ann Arbor, Mich.) ‘15
College: University of Michigan ’19, Electrical Engineering
Coach(es): Ellen Minzner
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (LTAMix4+)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – silver (LTAMix4+)
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver – 2014 (LTAMix4+), 2015 (LTAMix4+)
Personal: Burns began rowing because he was interested in attaining a high level of fitness and he likes the work ethic the sport requires. Burns was born with a left club foot, restricting movement in his ankle. His teammates are the most influential people in his sporting career because they influence him by pushing him to work hard....Son of Joseph and Patricia Burns…Has one brother, Ian, and one sister, Margaret…He lists his hobbies as rowing, biking, camping, ultimate frisbee and being with his friends…His most memorable sporting achievement is winning the Midwest Championship in the lightweight four.