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Stephen Tinnin


Matt Fritzie: After his injury he graduated from the University of Arizona studying biomedical engineering and then attended Notre Dame for a graduate program in technology entrepreneurship. He is currently working in clinical research in epidural stimulation for neurological recovery at Frazier Rehab in Louisville, KY. He is enrolled in the College of Kinesiology Master’s program in Movement Science. He has been playing wheelchair tennis for three years and is heavily involved in the USTA applying for grants and helping run wheelchair tennis programs in the Louisville region.


  • University of Michigan Wheelchair Tennis varsity team

  • Collegiate Nationals with a team and personal season finish of 4th in the nation

  • PTR Hilton Head Championship: Singles quarter-finalist

  • Alabama Open: Singles Champion; Doubles Champion

  • UH Cougar Open: Doubles quarter-finalist


  • University of Michigan Wheelchair Tennis varsity team

  • Season cut short due to covid-19

  • Collegiate Nationals with a team season finish of 2nd in the nation

  • 2021 Music City Classic: Doubles quarter-finalist; Singles finalist

  • 2021 Midwest Championship: Singles finalist; Double semi-finalist

Academic Career

  • Earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering with honors from the University of Arizona

  • Earned a Master’s of Science in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Notre Dame

  • Former research fellow at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami College of Medicine

  • Successfully completed summer session in technology entrepreneurship at Stanford University

  • Former project development engineer at startup medical device company Power NeuroRecovery for neurological devices for recovery


  • Grew up in Overland Park, KS

  • C7 spinal cord injury in 2010

  • Wrote grants and helped establish wheelchair tennis programming through the University of Louisville

Stephen Tinnin
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