Name: Sam Grewe
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): High jump
Classification: T42/F42
Height: 6-1
Weight: 163
DOB: 6/10/1998
Birthplace: Goshen, Ind.
Hometown: Middlebury, Ind.
High School: Northridge High School (Middlebury, Ind.) ‘17
College: University of Notre Dame ‘21, Pre-Medicine
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver (high jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (high jump)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 2 (2 gold)
  • Gold – 2017 (high jump); 2015 (high jump)
Personal: An avid athlete, Grewe played lacrosse, basketball and football in his small community of Middlebury, Indiana. Just before Christmas in 2011, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer that resulted in the amputation of his right leg after spreading to his knee. Two days before his amputation took place in 2012, the University of Notre Dame football team adopted Grewe, supporting and allowing him to be on the field for games during their undefeated regular season run to the BCS National Championships game. Nearly a year later, Grewe was cancer free. The experience inspired him to return to athletics in which he discovered the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), a Paralympic sport club based in Lake Forest, Illinois. In less than a year, Grewe progressed from his first Paralympic competition at the 2015 Desert Challenge Games to representing Team USA at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where he upset the field to win the men’s high jump world title....Son of Randall and Michelle Grewe…Has one older sister, Audrey…Hobbies include playing lacrosse, basketball and football… Aspires to go into biomedical engineering with hopes of working to develop prosthetics…Favorite movie is Forrest Gump…Favorite athlete is Russell Westbrook.