Name: Seth Jahn
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): 7 A Side Soccer
Position: Forward
Classification: FT6
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
DOB: 12/25/1989
Birthplace: Bradenton, Fla.
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
High School: George Jenkins High School (Lakeland, Fla.) ’01
College: St. Andrews University ’05, Emergency Medical Services; Henley Putman University, Intelligence Management
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 7th
  • Years of Participation: 2015
  • Top Finish: 7th – 2015
Personal: Jahn, a U.S. Army veteran, overcame being told he would never walk again after a 2010 injury to serving four years later as a co-captain on the U.S. Paralympic National Soccer Team. He was introduced to Paralympic sport through the military rehab program and started training with the U.S. Paralympics National Soccer Team in July 2014. He deployed three times to Afghanistan and Iraq with the U.S. Army’s 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), where he was severely injured in 2010 while directly supporting combat operations. After serving for the better part of 12 years — four of active duty and the rest with the U.S. National Guard — he officially retired from the military in the fall of 2014....Son of Lori and Roger Jahn…Has one sister, Hannah… Hobbies include… He was a three-sport athlete at St. Andrews University, playing soccer, basketball and boxing… After his athletic career, he became a firefighter EMT/paramedic in Florida, but a year later, he developed a strong desire to serve in a greater capacity and joined the U.S. Army… He represented Team SOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) at the 2013 Warrior Games where he was his team’s “ultimate champion,” competing in two team sports and five individual events…Has been to 88 countries…Proficient in four languages: English, Spanish, Dari and Pashto…Pursuing his master’s degree in intelligence management with the intent of eventually earning his doctorate degree… He has climbed three of the world’s tallest mountains since his 2010 injury (Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Blanc, and Elbrus) and plans to attempt Mt. Everest and Denali this year… He raced cars in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and has fought in two Muay Thai matches in Thailand… He has run with bulls in Spain, wrestled with tigers in Thailand and dove with tiger sharks in the Bahamas.