Team Bios
Mariah Alexander
Mariah Alexander
North Central High School
Age: 18
Sports: Track & Field, Basketball
Josh Brewer
Josh Brewer
Central Valley High School
Age: 15
Sports: Basketball
Kelsie Christensen
Kelsie Christensen
Arlington Elementary School
Age: 12
Sports: Track & Field, Basketball, Swimming
Jordan Clyburn
Jordan Clyburn
Spokane Falls Community College
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Sports: Basketball and Road Racing
Background: I have met incredible friends and sports have taught me how to be independent.
Scott Gade
Scott Gade
Owns a sign/graphic business
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Sports: Basketball, Running, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball and Bowling
Background: Being a part of sports is important in that it keeps me healthy both physically and mentally.
Bob Hunt
Bob Hunt
Parkland Community College
Hometown: Chatteroy, WA
Sports: Weight Lifting, Snowboarding, Track & Field, Basketball, Road Racing, Water Skiing, Archery and Power Lifting
Background: Sports have changed my life. They tought me that I can live on my own , I can drive and I can take care of myself.
Michelle Kazuba
Michelle Kazuba
East Valley High School
Age: 16
Sports: Swimming
Chelsea McClammer
Chelsea McClammer
Richland High School
Age: 17
Hometown: Benton City, WA
Sports: Track & Field, Basketball, Road Race, Swimming, Downhill Skiing
Background: At 14 was the youngest of 47 athletes to participate in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China; Ranked Top 10 in the world for 200M
Kristen Messer
Kristen Messer
Hometown: Austin, TX
Sports: Track, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Bowling, Basketball, Fishing, Rugby
Background: Sports have allowed me to stay active and to be part of my local community and they have given me many opportunities to travel the world and broaden my horizens.
Christine Nielson
Christine Nielson
North Central High School, Graduate
Age: 19
Sports: Track & Field, Basketball
Austan Pierce
Austan Pierce
Joel E. Ferris High School
Age: 18
Sports: Track & Field, Basketball, Swimming, Handcycling, Powerlifting
Austin Pruitt
Austin Pruitt
Central Valley High School
Age: 16
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Sports: Track, Basketball, Road Race
Background: Bronze Medalist in the 200M during the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Champtionship in New Zealand
Isaiah Rigo
Isaiah Rigo
Cheney Middle School
Hometown: Cheney, WA
Sports: Track and Basketball
Background: My mom found Team St. Luke's, where other kids have disabilities like I do, so I went and just kept going. Joinging the team helped me to get involved in other activities at school too.
Mikila Salazar
Mikila Salazar
West Valley High School
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Sports: Track, Basketball and Cross Country
Background: Being able to do sports was facinating so I gave it a try and loved it. It has changed my life drastically.
Susannah Scaroni
Susannah Scaroni
Carroll College in Montana
Age: 19
Hometown: Tekoa/Oakesdale, WA
Sports: Track, Basketball, Road Race, Swimming, Downhill Skiing
Background: Has been featured in Boise Women's Fitness Magazine
Kimberly Sutton
Kimberly Sutton
Newport High School
Age: 16
Sports: Track & Field, Basketball, Swimming, Powerlifting
Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Sports: Basketball, Cycling, Downhill Skiing, Water Skiing and Power Lifting
Background: Sports have given me the drive and motivation to accomplish many things in all aspects of my life.
Amberlynn Weber
Amberlynn Weber
Central Valley high School
Age: 17
Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA
Sports: Track, Basketball, Road Race, Swimming
Background: Reached the finals in the 100M, 200M, and 400M of the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Champsionships in New Zealand