Name: Josh Brunais
Position: Defender
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): 7 A Side Soccer
Classification: FT6
Height: 5-7
Weight: 165
DOB: 4/7/1987
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas
Hometown: Stafford, Va.
High School: Potomac Senior High School (Dumfries, Va.) ’05
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 6th
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Top Finish: 6th – 2019
Personal: Son of Antonie…Has three brothers, David, Michael and Richard…Has two daughters, Emily and Sadie…Is a veteran of the U.S. Army, having achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant before retiring…Began his service in 2005 and retired in 2015 after sustaining injuries from an IED blast…Received the Soldier’s Medal for his heroic efforts in saving the lives of 14 men following a helicopter crash… Participated in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee ACE (Athlete Career and Education) program…Was chosen to be the U.S. flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games Rio 2016…Hobbies include playing soccer, running and spending time with his dog.