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Athlete Highlight

Goalball Gametime with Zach Buhler


Zach Buhler is not only a Paralympic hopeful in the sport of goalball, but he is also a four-time Beep Baseball World Series champion. Find out more about this Paralympic hopeful from Indiana in this Q&A: Zach Buhler and his wife Bailey were married in August of 2020. Q: You were introduced to goalball just prior to the last Paralympic Games in 2016. Five years later you are one of the top players in the U.S. with a shot to compete in Tokyo or future Games. How does it feel to have progressed in the sport so quickly? A: It’s…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Sean Walker


Sean Walker discovered goalball while attending The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, and now he has spent most of the last 10 months honing his craft at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Find out more about this guitar-playing Paralympic hopeful from in this Q&A: Q: How did you get into the sport of goalball? A: I was first introduced to goalball at the age of 12 when I first started attending The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB). Q: Specific memories that stand out to you as a…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Libby Daugherty


Libby Daugherty poses for a photo at the U.S. Paralympic Training Site at Turnstone in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (photo by Julie Larame) Libby Daugherty was introduced to goalball after being seen by a coach at a track and field event. Now, she is training with the USA Women's Goalball National Team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as she finishes up her college courses in kinesiology with graduation in May. Find out more about this Paralympic hopeful from Texas in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? At the age of 10, I was at a track and field-type…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Amanda Dennis


Amanda Dennis poses for a photo at the U.S. Paralympic Training Site at Turnstone in Fort Wayne, Indiana. (photo by Julie Larame) Aiming for her third straight Paralympic Games, 27-year-old Amanda Dennis spent the past year getting married to German goalball player Michael Feistle and training for much of the year in Berlin. Find out more about this ambidextrous lover of sweets in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? A: When I was little I played soccer for a season, because my older brother did that, and I wanted to be like him. I got enrolled…  Read More

Goalball Gametime with Josh Welborn


Josh Welborn makes a stop with his legs during the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (photo by Shannon Galea/Wheelchair Sports USA) Did you know Josh Welborn was a guitarist and singer in a "past life"? And that if he makes the U.S. Paralympic Team this year it won't be his first trip to Tokyo? Find out more about this entrepreneur and pizza lover in this Q&A: Q: How were you first exposed to goalball? A: I was first exposed to goalball by (seven-time Paralympian) Jen Armbruster when I was 6 years old at a sports camp for the…  Read More

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