Joey Brinson

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Joey Brinson
Born1976
Jackson, Mississippi
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

Joey Brinson is an American wheelchair fencer.

Biography[edit]

Brinson was born in 1976 in Jackson, Mississippi. He became paralyzed after a car accident at the age of 17.[1] He was got interested in a sport in 2006 when a Methodist Rehabilitation Center in his home city added fencing as a part of their sports program for disabled individuals. In 2007, he was one of the founders of Blade Rollers, a fencing team supported by MRC.[2] He won bronze medals in both épée and sabre at U.S. Fencing National Wheelchair Championship in 2011 and the same year won another bronze for épée and a silver one for foil at Parapan American Games. In 2012 he won a bronze medal in sabre at the North American Cup, and the same year got a gold one for the same thing, and a silver one for épée at the 2012 U.S. Fencing National Wheelchair Championship.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joey Brinson". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Susan Christensen (April 17, 2009). "Mississippian chosen for U.S. wheelchair fencing team". Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2013.