Name: Aaron Scheidies
Sport: Paratriathlon
Birthdate: Jan. 17, 1982
Hometown: Farmington, Mich.
Current Residence: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Farmington High School (Farmington, Mich.)
College: Michigan State University ’04, Kinesiology; University of Washington ’08, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Career Highlights
Seven-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion
Eight-time USA Paratriathlon National Champion
Two-time ITU Paratriathlon World Championships silver medalist
Six-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist
2016 U.S. Paralympian, Road Cycling

Elite Triathlon Career

2018: Started his season with a win at the CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships Sarasota-Bradenton on March 10 • Raced to a silver medal at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Edmonton on July 27 • Grabbed silver at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 15

2017: Won the PTVI men’s title at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 11 • Took the win at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on June 25 in the men’s PTVI division • Earned gold for PTVI men at ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton on July 28 • Claimed the silver medal in the men’s PTVI division at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam on Sept. 14

2016: Had an undefeated elite paratriathlon season, which included men’s PT5 division wins at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 13, the Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships on July 23 and the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on Aug. 14 • Competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in para-cycling, placing 11th in the road race and 12th in the road time trial

2015: Took the men’s PT5 win at the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships on May 1 • Won gold for PT5 men at the Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event on Aug. 16 • Claimed the world title in the men’s PT5 division at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago on Sept. 15

2014: Opened his season with a win in the men’s PT5 division at the Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31 • Won the men’s PT5 category at the Chicago (June 28) and Magog (July 19) ITU World Paratriathlon Events • Won a men’s PT5 world title at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton on Aug. 29 • Defended his national title at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on Sept. 20

2013: Won gold medals at ITU Paratriathlon International Events in San Diego (April 20) and Edmonton (June 22) in the men’s TRI-6b division • Won the TRI-6b title at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on May 27 • Earned silver in the men’s TRI-6b paratriathlon division at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London on Sept. 11

2009: Earned gold in the men’s TRI-6 paratriathlon division at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast on Sept. 9

2006: Claimed the gold medal in the AWAD men’s blind division at the Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Championships on Sept. 2

Personal: Son of Michael and Mary Scheidies • Has one brother, Ryan • Married to Brittney Paisley • Is a 2016 U.S. Paralympian and 2015 world championship competitor in road para-cycling • Has completed nearly 200 triathlons, including IRONMAN Couer d’Alene in 2005 • Was nominated for an ESPY in 2011 in the Best Male Athlete with a Disability category • Has been featured in such magazines as GQ, Esquire, Competitor, ESPN the Magazine and Men’s Health • Plays himself in the 2008 documentary Victory Over Darkness