Name: Josh Turek
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 3.5
Height: 5-11
Weight: 168
DOB: 4/12/1979
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa
High School: Abraham Lincoln High School (Council Bluffs, Iowa) ‘97
College: Southwest Minnesota State University '02, Political Science
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2004, 2012, 2016); Two-time medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2014
  • Medals: 1 (silver)
Personal: Turek attended SMSU from 1997 to 2002 and left the wheelchair basketball program as the most prolific scorer in history. He has played for various club teams in Europe since 2005, most recently in Poland where he was 'Center of the Year'...Currently plays professionally in Europe....Son of John and Luellen Turek...Has four siblings, Ulette Bonner, Rachell Johnson, John Turek and Elisha Turek...Brother, John played professional basketball in Europe...Sister, Elisha played professional basketball in Spain.