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Sam Grewe


Sam Grewe: Born in Goshen, Ind to Randall and Michelle Grewe, Sam has one sister, Audrey. Having a rich athletic career, Grewe played lacrosse, basketball, and football in his formative years. In late 2011 Grewe was diagnosed with osteosarcoma which led to the amputation of his right leg. After Grewe was cancer-free he returned to the world of sport by joining Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), a Paralympic sport club based in Lake Forest, Illinois. Sam excelled in adaptive sport and within a year following his first competition he was representing team USA in Doha, Qatar for the IPC Athletics World Championships. Sam competes as with a T42/F42 classification.

First-Year Medical School:

  • 2021 Tokyo Paralympics: Gold medal (high jump); 1.88m

  • Silverston Invitational High Jump 1.85m


Paralympic Experience

  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)

  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (high jump)

  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver (high jump)

World Championship Experience

  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (high jump)

  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017, 2019

  • Medals: 3 (3 gold)

  • Gold – 2019 (high jump), 2017 (high jump), 2015 (high jump)


  • University of Notre Dame graduate, where he completed his undergraduate degree while participating on their Varsity T&F team.

Sam Grewe
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