Will groulx team bridgestone paralympic athlete

About Will

Will Groulx is a four-time Paralympian and six-time Paralympic medalist. He won two bronze medals and one gold while competing for Team USA in wheelchair rugby at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games before transitioning to Para-cycling in 2013. Groulx adapted quickly to his new sport, qualifying for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016 where he earned three medals (one gold, two silver). Groulx proudly served in the United States Navy before sustaining a spinal cord injury during a motorcycle accident. It was while recovering in a VA spinal cord injury unit that he read about the Paralympic Games and vowed to one day compete himself. Groulx is now training for Tokyo 2020, which would mark his fifth-straight Paralympic Games. The 45-year-old Tennessee-native now lives in Portland, Ore. with his wife and two children. He was also a member of Team Bridgestone for the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.

Career Highlights

2006 – 2012

Won 3 Paralympic medals (1 gold, 2 bronze) with U.S. Wheelchair Rugby team

2006 – 2012

2012

Switched to handcycling and won first two career world championship medals

2012

2016

Won 3 medals (1 gold, 2 silver) at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

2016

2018

Won 3 medals (1 gold, 2 silver) at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships

2018