2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team nominated for London 2012 Paralympic Games

Roster includes 19 female athletes, 35 male athletes

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced today the 54 athlete nominations for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. The roster includes 19 female athletes and 35 male athletes who will represent the United States at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Aug. 29-Sept. 9, pending approval from the USOC.

The nominations are highlighted by Jessica Galli (Hillsborough, N.J.), who was the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games with five medals, and four-time Beijing medalist Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Md.) and three-time medalist Amanda McGrory (Kennett Square, Pa.), and three-time medalist Jim Bob Bizzell (Odessa, Texas). In total, Team USA won a total of nine gold, 14 silver, and five bronze medals in Beijing, two more medals than the team won at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Jeremy Campbell (Perryton, Texas), a two-time gold medalist in Beijing, is back in 2012, hoping to defend his title in the men's discus (F44), an event in which he holds the world record. Other Beijing gold medalists making a return in London are Bizzell, Galli, Joshua George (Fairfax, Va.), April Holmes (Somerdale, N.J.), McGrory, Josiah Jamison (Vance, S.C.), Jerome Singleton (Irmo, S.C.) and Jeff Skiba (Sammamish, Wash.).

Five U.S. military veterans also received nominations to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team: Christopher Clemens (Phoenix, Ariz.), Navy; Angela Madsen (Long Beach, Calif.), Marine Corps; CeCe Mazyck (Columbia, S.C.), Army; Scot Severn (Caro, Mich.), Army; and Scott Winkler (Pittsburg, Pa.), Army. Three active duty service members and veterans were also named alternates for the team.

 

2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team Roster

*Denotes U.S. Paralympian
#Denotes 2008 Paralympic Games medalist
^Denotes a U.S. military service member or veteran

Women
Name Hometown Classification

Cole, Zena Oregon, Ohio F51
DeWald, Carleigh Canby, Ore. T34
*#Forber-Pratt, Anjali Natick, Mass. T53
*#Galli, Jessica Hillsborough, N.J. T53
*#Holmes, April Somerdale, N.J. T44
*Leitner, Cheryl Myrtle Beach, S.C. T52
^Madsen, Angela Long Beach, Calif. F56
^Mazyck, CeCe Columbia, S.C. F57
McFadden, Hannah Clarksville, Md. T54
*#McFadden, Tatyana Clarksville, Md. T54
*#McGrory, Amanda Kennett Square, Pa. T53
Messer, Kristen Austin, Texas T33
Mitchell, Cassie Atlanta, Ga. T52/F2
*Morgan, Kerry St. Louis, Mo. T52
*Reilly, Shirley Tucson, Ariz. T53
Scaroni, Susannah Champaign, Ill. T54
Schwab, Christina Lakewood, Colo. T54
Sullivan, Katy Burbank, Calif. T42
Weber, Amberlynn Liberty, Wash. T54

Alternates
Name Hometown Classification

^Callahan, Catherine San Antonio, Texas F57
*Hawkes, Sabra Chula Vista, Calif. T37
*McClammer, Chelsea Spokane, Wash. T53
Maneen, Katie Frankfort, N.Y. T44

Men
Name Hometown Classification

Abbott, Zachary Tucson, Ariz. T53
Bird, Jordan Wichita, Kan. T54
*#Bizzell, Jim Bob Odessa, Texas T44
*Bleakney, Adam Savoy, Ill. T53
Brown, David San Diego, Calif. T11
*Brown, Matt Idalou, Texas F42
Browne, Richard Jackson, Miss. T44
*#Campbell, Jeremy Perryton, Texas F44
Chalmers, Ryan Champaign, Ill. T54
^Clemens, Christopher Phoenix, Ariz. T36/F26
*Danberg, Scott Cooper City, Fla. F40
Fawehinmi, Tobi Arlington, Texas T46/F46
Garcia-Tolson, Rudy Bloomington, Calif. T42
*#George, Joshua Fairfax, Va. T53
Gers, Tanner Tucson, Ariz. T11
*#Gillette, Elexis Raleigh, N.C. T11/F11
Hammer, Chris Cheney, Wash. T46
*#Jamison, Josiah Vance, S.C. T12
Leeper, Blake Kingston, Tenn. T43
Martin, Raymond Jersey City, N.J. T52
Murray, Michael Nashville, Tenn. T20
Nitz, Paul Bloomfield, Conn. T52
Pike, Aaron Park Rapids, Minn. T54
Price, Markeith Nashville, Tenn. T13/F13
Prince, David Marietta, Ga. T44
Pruitt, Austin Spokane, Wash. T34
*Roberts, Joshua Morris, Ala. T52
Schabort, Krige Cedartown, Ga. T54
^Severn, Scot Caro, Mich. F53
Siemann, Brian Milestone, N.J. T53
*#Singleton, Jerome Irmo, S.C. T44
*#Skiba, Jeff Sammamish, Wash. F44
Vance, Shaquille Houston, Miss. T42/F42
Wallace, Jarryd Athens, Ga. T42/F42
^Winkler, Scott Pittsburgh, Pa. F55

Alternates
Name Hometown Classification
Ogbe, Dennis Prospect, Ky. F58
Toyoji, Steven                           Campbell, Calif.             T52                  
*Hightower, Erik Glendale, Ariz. T54
^Pelletier, Brandon Chula Vista, Calif. T46
Iannotta, Gianfranco Garfield, N.J. T52
*#^Tibbs, Casey San Antonio, Texas F44

In conjunction with the selection procedures adopted last year, the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Trials - Track & Field, held June 29-July 1 on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, helped determine the 54 athletes nominated to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. Complete results from Indianapolis can be found at USParalympics.org.

For more information, please Jamie Blanchard, U.S. Paralympics, at 719-237-2179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..