Name: Nate Hinze
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 4.5
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
DOB: 6/12/1988
Birthplace: Sheboygan, Wis.
Hometown: Cedar Grove, Wis.
High School: Cedar Grove-Belgium High School (Cedar Grove, Wis.)
College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater '11, Physical Education; University of Wisconsin-Whitewater '15, Educational Leadership
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: 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 2 (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2014
  • Bronze – 2010
Personal: Hinze was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his junior year of high school when he was 16 years old. He went through nine months of chemotherapy and a 14-hour surgery to remove a tumor from his leg. In that surgery, they replaced his knee and part of his tibia with titanium. In 2015, he celebrated his 10th year of being cancer-free. Hinze began playing wheelchair basketball in 2006 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He currently plays in the NWBA for the Milwaukee Bucks....Son of Ron and Patti Hinze... Has one sister, Melissa, and one brother, Chad... Married to Ashley Martin...Has one child, Reese…Currently teaching middle school physical education at Ripon Middle School in Ripon, Wisconsin...Hobbies include jet skiing, supporting the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers, hanging out with family and friends, and playing videogames.