Frontier Field Walk of Fame - Paralympians


Jeremy Babcock
Paralympians, 1984 Winter Games-Alpine Skiing
Paralympians, Inducted 2015
Click bottom row photos for bigger pictures...Team photo, Jeremy is in second row, sixth from the left. To his left is Ski Team Coach Mike Brown, a former US able-bodied ski team member... right, with US Olympian Joan Smith who made the 1992 and 1994 Biathlon teams.
A member of the Bristol Mountain Race Club at age 11, Jeremy starred at Pittsford Sutherland High School and was a three-time member of the NY State Team. For USA at the Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Games, he claimed the silver medal in the Menís Slalom LW6/8 with a time of 1:20.60- only 1.26 seconds behind the gold medal winner.
Jeremy Babcock Paralympics statistics
Pittsford's Jeremy Babcock prepares for Lillehammer
Pittsford's Jeremy Babcock wins silver medal at Lillehammer



Bob Balk
Paralympians, 1996/2000 Summer Games-Athletics
Paralympians, 1994/1998/2002/2006 Winter Games-Cross Country Skiing
Top.. and right (click to enlarge) photos during the '96 Paralympic games in Torino.
Left, Balk competes in the 1994 Paralympics sit-ski event at Lillehamer, France
Bob Balk Paralympians statistics
USOC page, For Balk, Lillehammer set bar for Winter Paralympics, Paralympian Bob Balk Looking Forward to Innsbruck
Youtube, IPC awards Balk, Barredo, Campbell and Solt with Paralympic Order .



Keith Burhans
Paralympians, 2000 Summer Games-Sailing
Paralympians, 2004 Summer Games-Sailing Coach
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2006
The double below-the-knee amputee won the 2000 U.S. Sailing team trials, represented the United States in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, coached the Greek Sailing Team in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games and finished first in the 2006 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta (sonar class). He will be co-chairman of the 2007 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships, hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club.
Keith Burhans Paralympians statistics
Democrat and Chronicle, Boating: Paralympian keeps his passion for sailing, Keith Burhans: A Sailorís Journey



Ryan Chalmers
Paralympians, 2012 Summer Games-Athletics
Paralympians, Inducted 2014
(middle) During week four of Ryan's push across America. (bottom left-to-right) Representing the US at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London... meeting President Obama- click bottom row photos to enlarge.
The USA Paralympian from Churchville pushed his three-wheeled racing wheelchair through 14 states over 71 consecutive days and 3,300 miles in 2013 to raise money and awareness for those with disabilities. Has completed more than 30 marathons, and participated in the London Paralympics in 2012.
Ryan Chalmers Paralympians statistics
Bio,, Ryan Chalmers: Inspired to become a Paralympian
Democrat and Chronicle, Chalmers is a true inspiration, Born to Roll Benefit for SportsNet, Ryan Chalmers Push Across America Video Recap
Push Across America 2013
facebook, Push Across America
SportsNetís program website
Web page, SportsNet
Rochester Adaptive Adventures





Julius Duval
Paralympians, 1968/1972/1976/1980 Summer Games-Athletics, Table Tennis
Julius Duval Paralympians statistics
Gannett News, Bill Koenig, Don't call him 'handicapped'
United Press International, Duval, Wheelchair Winner
United Press International, Rochester Paraplegic Leads Wheelchair Games
Democrat and Chronicle, Wheelchair athlete Duval, dies at 49



Connie Head
Paralympians, 1976 Summer Games-Athletics, Swimming
Left, click to enlarge.
Connie Head Paralympians statistics



JoAnn Keyser-Armstrong
Paralympians, 1968/1972 Summer Games-Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Swimming
Amateur Sports, Inducted 1997
(top right) Keyser-Armstrong (left) representing the United States at the 1972 Wheelchair Olympics in Germany.
A paraplegic since birth and one of Rochester's all-time best wheelchair athletes; won many medals, including four golds, in a wide variety of sports at the Paralympics in Israel (1968) and Germany (1972); held many national wheelchair records; set international record in the 60-meter dash. 
JoAnn Keyser Paralympians statistics
Couruier-Journal, Jo Ann Keyser: Athlete, Advocate
Jo Ann Armstrong: Champion For Adaptive Sports



Ray Lewandowski
Paralympians, 1972/1976 Summer Games-Athletics, Swimming
Paralympians, Inducted 2015
Above, at the 2015 Walk of Fame ceremonies..
bottom, 1971, setting a national record in the 100-yard event.. and from the late 1960s, early 1970s.
Click all photos to enlarge.
A 1971 graduate of Rochester's Jefferson High School, where he was trained by Roger Bunce. Ray is a former Team USA member, as he participated in both the 1972 and 1976 Paralympic games. He claimed a total of 3 medals (2 gold and 1 silver), in the 100M and the 4x60M Relay. He also has numerous gold medals at the US National competitions from 1968-1978.
Ray Lewandowski Paralympians statistics
Bio, Inductee  



Kathy Melnick
Paralympians, 1968 Summer Games-Athletics
Paralympians, Inducted 2015
Kathy Melnick Paralympians statistics

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