Name: Jake Williams
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.5
Height: 6-1
Weight: 140
DOB: 8/2/1991
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
High School: Greenfield High School (Greenfield, Wis.) ‘09
College: University of Wisconsin, Whitewater ’15, Recreation
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games, gold
  • 2014 NWBA Intercollegiate National Champion
  • 2013 Bogota World Championship Qualifier, gold
Personal: At 16, Williams was hit by a car while riding his bike and the incident left him unable to walk. While in the hospital, Chris Okon, a player from Whitewater, came to visit him and gave Williams the phone number to a local coach who helped him start playing only four months after his accident. He played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. One of his favorite quotes is “People say not to bite off more that you can chew, I would rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity.”...Son of Carson and Lisa…Has five siblings, Heather, Elizabeth, David, Lorna and Alex.