Name: Ryan Neiswender
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 2.0
Height: 5-1
DOB: 5/11/1994
Birthplace: Lebanon, Pa.
Hometown: Lebanon, Pa.
High School: Cedar Crest High School (Lebanon, Pa.) ‘13
College: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign ‘17, Kinesiology
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 America's Cup Zonal Qualifier, gold
  • 2013 America's Cup Zonal Qualifier, gold
  • University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, NCAA All-American
Personal: Son of Daryl and Peg Neiswender...Has a sister named Lauren...Married to Lauren Neiswender, a former soccer player at the University of Illinois...Started playing wheelchair basketball in 2002...Four-time collegiate All-American...Born with arthrogryposis, a muscle disorder, that prevented the joints in his legs from developing properly...Wants to be remembered as someone who is the same person in the gym that you meet outside of basketball...Hobbies include reading, playing tennis, golfing, fishing, being on the water, hanging out with friends and traveling...Listens to country music, hip-hop and R&B...His ideal superpower would be teleportation...Favorite time of the year is March Madness.