Name: Bryan Barten
Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
Event(s): Singles
Classification: Mixed Quads
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
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): Dan James, Jason Harnett
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, quad singles (round of 32)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, singles (quarterfinals)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 British Open, gold (doubles)
  • 2011 French Open, gold (doubles)
  • World Team Cup member (2001, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
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, and camping.