UNITED STATES BLIND POWERLIFTING
Dan detached his retina in his right eye due to head trauma at the age of 3. He was left with partial sight in his left eye in the future. He found powerlifting through a desire to be physical and active, and participated in grappling/jiu jitsu for a while but really loved the strength training involved in powerlifting. After a while the strength training turned into a question of how far he could push his body, to over come his fear that he felt he would never be on par with someone without his condition. Powerlifting provided him an outlet to be active and aggressive but also show ed him that he could be confident. Now he is chasing a huge total and a gold medal in Korea.
Weight class 181/198