Sport: ParatriathlonJ. O'Neil 2

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

 

What makes Jack tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Brave, funny, strong

Why are sports important to you?
I am very competitive so I enjoy competition of any kind. I also like having fun with my teammates and coaches. Being an athlete and a sports fan is who I am!

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Skiing

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do not be afraid of trying something new because you may end up loving it. Don’t worry about not being good at the sport right away. Find people that can mentor you. I promise you will find adaptive sports fun!

Who do you admire most?
Melissa Stockwell introduced me to the sport of paratriathlon and has encouraged and inspired me in many ways. When I met Melissa, she told me I would be a champion. I chose to believe her and it’s changed my life.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would love to be a guest announcer at a Chicago Blackhawks game.

What is your favorite quote:
Fate whispers to the warrior, “You can not withstand the storm.” The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.”

What is your favorite food?

Burritos!