Name: Ian Lynch
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 1.0
Height: 5-8
Weight: 135
DOB: 4/20/1984
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, Minn.
Hometown: Brooklyn Park, Minn.
High School: Champlin Park High School (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) ‘02
College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater ’08, Elementary Education
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016); Two-time medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2014
  • Medals: 1 (silver)
Personal: After being injured in a car accident at age 8, was introduced to wheelchair basketball by his therapist Susan Hagel, a women's wheelchair basketball legend....Son of Bradford and Kathleen Lynch…Has two brothers, Ryan and Sean…Coaches the Cincinnati Dragons Prep Wheelchair Basketball Team, part of the Greater Cincinnati Adapted Sports Club…Enjoys fishing, coaching, family, and listening to local music…Works with a company called Skool Aid who helps develop and run after school pro-grams. He teaches wheelchair basketball. Also started working in web design and recently started a job with Dick’s Sporting Goods.