Name: Aaron Gouge
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.0
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
DOB: 11/3/1985
Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Rolesville High School (Wake Forest, N.C.)
College: University of Texas at Arlington ‘09, Kinesiology
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 2 (silver)
  • Silver – 2014, 2018
Personal: Gouge started playing wheelchair basketball when he was 11 with a local team in Raleigh, North Carolina. After a couple years, he started playing competitively for the Charlotte Hornets. He went on to play at the University of Texas at Arlington. Following college, he played professionally in France for two years....Son of Roger and Nancy Gouge…Has one older sister, Amber…Married to Amber Gouge…In 2007, the Mayor of Arlington officially declared November 2 as “Aaron Gouge Day”…Used to compete in track and field and weightlifting where he broke several junior weightlifting records…Hopes to get into coaching…Favorite college basketball team is the North Carolina Tar Heels…Enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and sports, and traveling.