Name: Bryan Barten
Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
Event(s): Singles
Classification: Mixed Quads
Height: 6-0
DOB: 10/8/1973
Birthplace: Hart, Mich.
Hometown: Hart, Mich.
High School: Hart High School (Hart, Mich.) ‘92
College: University of Arizona ’02, M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling; University of Arizona ’99, B.S. Geography and Regional Development
Coach(es): Joop Broens
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, quarterfinals (doubles), round of 16 (singles)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, quad singles (round of 32)
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, singles (quarterfinals)
Other Career Highlights
  • World Team Cup member (2001, 2004, 2009, 2010*, 2011*, 2012, 2013*, 2015*, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) - * World Champion
  • 2021 Loughborough Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, gold (singles)
  • Three-time US Open GS Quad Singles - semi finalist
  • Three-time US Open GS Quad Doubles - finalist
  • 2020 Cougar Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, gold (singles)
  • 2016 British Open, gold (doubles)
  • 2011 French Open, gold (doubles)
Personal: Barten doesn’t remember holding a racket before being injured in an April 1995 car crash...He was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed, injuring his spinal cord...After his rehabilitation, he tried a few adaptive sports, including tennis...With this newfound love, Barten decided to change his path and focus on collegiate-level tennis, transferring to the University of Arizona...After narrowly missing the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, he briefly retired, but returned to training and ultimately made the London 2012 Paralympic Team...Son of Raymond and Hilde Barten...Has one sister, Petra and one brother Pete...Married to Jessica van der Lede (July 7, 2011)...Earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Arizona...Coaches wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby at the University of Arizona...Hobbies include traveling, spending time with wife, family and friends, motor sports, football, basketball, camping, off-road vehicles, road trips, and snorkeling.