Name: Matt Lesperance
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 1.0
Height: 5-4
DOB: 5/23/1987
Birthplace: Marinette, Wis.
Hometown: Coleman, Wis.
High School: Coleman High School (Coleman, Wis.) ‘06
College: University of Wisconsin at Whitewater ’11, Human Resources
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, 4th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – bronze
  • Years of competition: 2010
  • Medals: 1 (bronze)
  • Bronze - 2010
Personal: Son of Tony and Brenda Lesperance...Has a sister named Heather...Married to Sarah Lesperance...Loves to compete and has made great friends off the court...Has transverse myelitis...Started playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 9...Hobbies include watching movies, biking and fishing.