Name: Josh Wheeler
Sport: Wheelchair Rugby
Classification: 2.5
Height: 6-1
DOB: 4/14/1980
Birthplace: Sacramento, Calif.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Days Creek High School (Days Creek, Ore.) '98
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – bronze
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronze)
  • Bronze - 2018; 214
Personal: In 2006, Wheeler was struck by a car while on his motorcycle and broke his neck and lost function of his lower body, part of the function of his right arm and hand...Son of Theresa Sexton and Steven (Sam) Wheeler and stepdad Kurt Sexton…Has five brothers and five sisters…Married to Stephanie Wheeler…Fluent in Spanish.