Explore Brad’s story below.
February 29, 1984
2012, 2016, 2020
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2006, Brad served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In September 2011, he lost both of his eyes after stepping on an IED in an attempt to help victims of another explosion. Exactly one year to the day after losing his eyesight, Brad competed in and won the men’s 400m freestyle at the Paralympic Games London 2012.
The last thing Brad wants to do is limit himself. After swimming at the last two Paralympic Games, Brad is making the transition to paratriathlon. To him, it’s been an extremely humbling experience, but it’s the challenge he was seeking. Whenever he gets beaten down, tired or worn out, he thinks about his family, his community and the people he serves. It inspires him to keep going and keep pushing—no matter what.
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