Name: Josh Wheeler
Sport: Wheelchair Rugby
Classification: 2.5
Height: 6-1
Weight: 155
DOB: 4/14/1980
Birthplace: Sacramento, Calif.
Hometown: Medford, Ore.
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze
  • Years of participation: 2014
  • Medals: 1 (bronze)
Personal: In 2006, Wheeler was struck by a car while on his motorcycle. His neck was broken and he lost function of his lower body and part of the function of his right arm and hand....Son of Theresa Sexton and Steven (Sam) Wheeler and step dad Kurt Sexton…Has five brothers and five sisters…Fluent in Spanish.