Texas Regional Para Track and Field Clinic
February 2-3, 2019
Texas State University
TSU Track and Field
TSU - The Endzone Complex
San Marcos, TX 78666
Josh George: Wheelchair Racing – 4 x Paralympian, 5 x Paralympic Medalist, 6 x World Champion, and Nominee for Best Male Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award
At the age of 4, due to a spinal cord injury, Josh traded in walking for rolling. He then turned those wheels into wings, always striving to move faster. Josh has won 5 Paralympic Medals, is a 6 -time World Champion, World Recorder holder, and has won multiple major marathons. Along the way he has become a sought-after motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur. In his journey Josh, earned a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and spreads the word of inclusivity, maximizing your potential, and, above all else, the idea that we must keep moving.
Cheri Madsen: Wheelchair Racing – 3 x Paralympian, 2 x Olympian, 3 World Championships, 8 x Olympic/ Paralympic Medalist, 6 x World Championship Medalist, Former World Record Holder (100,200,400m)
Cheri started racing in 1994 at the age of 17. She qualified for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. At the 1996 Olympic Games she won a Bronze Medal in the 800m Olympic Exhibition event. Cheri was the first Native American to ever win an Olympic Medal. After 2000 she decided to retire and start a family, she now has two daughters Reese-15 and Malayna-12 years old. In 2013 she decided to come out of retirement in hopes of being competitive once again. Since her return to racing she has competed in 3 world championships (medaling 6 x) and the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In Rio she won a Silver Medal in the 400m. Currently she is training for the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.
Judy Harrison: Ambulatory Track Coach - 44 years of coaching experience, 5-time Coach of the Year
Judy has 44 years of coaching experience. As Head Track and Field Coach at San Jacinto
Jr. College her teams won two NJCAA National Championships and she was named
NJCAA Coach of the Year 5 times. She has
coached 136 All Americans and 6 Olympians. In 2000 she was the Asst. Manager
for the USA Women’s Olympic Track and Field Team in Sydney, Australia. In 2010 Judy started working with Paralympic
Track and Field as a clinician for ambulatory track. She has conducted numerous clinics for a
variety of age groups and ability levels and brings so much knowledge to our
Dr. Alicia White: Ambulatory Track Coach, Athletic Training /Physical Therapist with 15 yrs. experience working with amputees on developing their running stride.
Dr. Alicia White graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University in 2004 with a degree in athletic training. In 2007 she earned a doctorate in physical therapy from University of Miami. She worked at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) in San Antonio for ten years, she treated patients with amputations in the military and civilian sectors. Additionally, she taught the running course for all patients with amputations that had a desire to run while being treated at the CFI. Dr. White also treated pediatric individuals with limb loss when practicing at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. In addition, she has taught Prosthetic Rehabilitation at the US Army Baylor Physical Therapy Program and Baylor University as well as hosting an online course for clinicians with Medbridge Education. Dr. White continues her passion within her own practice, Evolve Prosthetic Rehabilitation.
Erica Wheeler: Throws Coach – 1996 Olympian for Javelin and U.S. Paralympic National Team Coach
Erica is currently one of U.S. Paralympics National Team Throwing
Coaches. She had a very long and
decorated collegiate career that proved successful as she found herself on the
1996 Olympic Track and Field Team for Javelin.
Gabe Diaz de Leon: Throws Coach – 6 x Paralympian with 5 Paralympic Medals
Gabe has been to 6 Paralympic Games and has brought home 5 Paralympic Medals. After throwing for well over 20 years, Gabe went to coaching and was a U.S. Paralympic National Team Throws Coach. He is now gearing up to give the competition side another chance. As a Proud Army Veteran, he just loves to represent the Red, White and Blue.
Saul Mendoza: Wheelchair Racing – 7 x Paralympian, 3 x Olympian, 8 Olympic/Paralympic Medals, Mexico’s Athlete of the Century
Originally from Mexico City, Saul started racing in the states in
1995. Saul’s racing career lasted 27 years.
He is a 7-time Paralympian and a 3 time Olympian. Saul’s career high light was winning the
Olympic Exhibition 1500M Race in 2000 at the Sydney Olympic Stadium. He won 2 Olympic medals and 6 Paralympic
Medals. He has won well over 200 road
races in his career. Breaking 4 world
record and still holding one today. Saul
was named athlete of the year 4 times and was named Mexico’s Athlete of the
Century in 2000.
Kelly Elmlinger: Wheelchair Racing
Kelly is a life-long athlete and picked up wheelchair racing in 2014 after being diagnosed with Cancer in her leg. In her first marathon, she qualified for the Boston Marathon and raced in the 2016 event. She is a veteran who has represented the US Army and military at numerous adaptive sporting events. Currently, Kelly is a member of the US Para-Triathlon Team bidding for a position on the 2020 USA Paralympic Para-Triathlon Team. She also loves to give back and be a positive role-model for our youth, she coaches Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Racing for TRPS and STRAPS.
David Smith: Wheelchair Racing – Adaptive Cycling and Running/Pushing Coach since 2012
David began his career as an
adaptive sports coach in rehabilitation services for the US Military working
with wounded, injured and ill service members at Brooke Army Medical Center
with an emphasis on paracycling, paratriathlon and wheelchair racing. David
soon expanded his efforts beyond working with the military population when he
joined both Texas Regional Para Sport (TRPS) and
South Texas Regional Adaptive Para Sports (STRAPS) as a community program coach. Since then he has worked with all age groups with wide ranging abilities. He has coached multiple camps and clinics around the country including at Olympic Training Centers. David’s athletes have earned podium spots in both National and International fields. David is both a US Marine Corps and US Army Veteran.
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