Steven A. Mulhern

Sport: Paralympic Judo
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: +100kg
Classification: Congenital Aniridia (B3)
DOB: November 10, 1980
Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA



Personal Profile:

Steven has two prominent family members that drive him to competitive excellence. His grandfather, Stephen Van Buren was inducted into the National Football League, Hall of Fame in 1965 and his brother John Mulhern was a Goal Ball bronze medalist at the 2004 Paralympic Games. Steven has had an interest in grappling since high school where he wrestled for Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia, PA. He currently trains at the Blind Sports Organization and Liberty Bell Judo Club, both in Philadelphia, PA. Steven also participates in conditioning training at a local YMCA. To prepare for competitive events, he competes in local and regional able-bodied tournaments. His dream is to compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He lives with his fiancé in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Major Judo Awards:

  • 2015 Member, IBSA World Games, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2014 Member, IBSA World Team, Colorado Springs, USA
  • 2014Gold medalist, USA Judo, National Judo Championships for Blind & Visually Impaired, Reno, NV
  • 2013 Bronze medalist, IBSA Pan American Championships, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2013 Silver medalist, Keystone Games, Harrisburg, PA (Able-bodied Event)
  • 2013 Gold medalist, USA Judo, National Judo Championships for Blind & Visually Impaired, Virginia Beach, VA
  • 2011 Member, IBSA World Team, Antalya, Turkey
  • 2010 Silver medalist, Philadelphia Cup, Philadelphia, PA (Able-bodied Event)
  • 2010 Bronze medalist, IBSA Pan American Championships, Miami, FL
  • 2010 Gold medalist, USA Judo, National Judo Championships for Blind & Visually Impaired, Dallas, TX
  • 2005 Bronze medalist, Keystone Games, Harrisburg, PA (Able-bodied Event)
  • 2005 Silver medalist, East Coast Championships, Greenbelt, MD (Able-bodied Event)