Name: John Joss
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Rifle Shooting
Classification: R3 (10m Air Rifle Prone SH1), R6 (Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1)
Height: 5-9
Weight: 205
DOB: 1/4/1983
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Hometown: Corsicana, Texas
High School: Burkburnett High School (Burkburnett, Texas) ‘02
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – 13th (R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1 Team), 22nd (R6 50m Rifle Prone Mixed SH1), 29th (R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1)
  • Years of participation: 2014
  • Top finish: 13th (R3 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1 Team) – 2014
Personal: After enlisting in 2004 and serving in combat in Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. John Joss is now part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, having lost a portion of his right leg as result of injuries when the vehicle he was riding in was caught in an ambush in May of 2007. He has shown his skills competing alongside the best prone rifle shooters in the country having made one event final at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships and finishing sixth overall at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials....Son of Amy Joss…Married to Carina Joss…Has two daughters, Aurelia and Helena…Hobbies include hunting, shooting, outdoor life, camping, hand-loading bullets, weapons repair, restoration and motorcycles.