Patrick McDonald

Patrick-McDonald, Paralympian

Patrick McDonald is a member of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Curling team.  He is a U.S. Army veteran who lost the use of his legs when the armored personnel carrier he was riding in rolled on the way back from patrol in Korea. McDonald is active in adaptive sports, playing golf, bowling and kayaking in addition to wheelchair curling.  He hopes to win a medal at both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games and is working towards making the Paralympic shooting team in the near future.  McDonald lives with his wife, Carrie, and two children – a daughter, Andie, and a son, Kaelan, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Paralympic Experience:

  • 2010 Paralympic Games – fourth place

Career Highlights:

  • 2013: World Wheelchair Championship Team
  • 2012: fifth place – World Wheelchair Championship
  • 2009: gold medal – Kathy Kerr Open, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2009: gold medal – U.S. Open
  • 2009: bronze medal – Kingross Invitational, Scotland
  • 2009: fourth place – World Wheelchair Championship, Vancouver, Canada

Radio Shows featuring Patrick McDonald

photo from sochi olympic opening ceremony

Start of @Sochi2014 Paralympic Games

World Footprints is broadcasting from Sochi, Russia where we have just arrived for the country’s first ever Winter Paralympic Games.  Before we left the United States, however, we caught up with Taylor Imus, a young journalism student from Ball State University (BSU) who traveled to Sochi with other BSU student journalists. … Read more  

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