Chuck Aoki

Bio: If there is one upside from last year’s delay of last year’s Paralympic Games for Chuck Aoki, it’s the fact that the athletes on the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby team have gotten to spend an extra year together. And now, with Tokyo on the horizon, he is hoping that this extra year of training will bring with it the cohesion needed for this team to take the gold. Joined by his teammate and biggest influence, Chad Cohn, and his all-time favorite player, Jeff Butler, Aoki is looking to complete his medal set following a bronze medal from London and silver from Rio. When he's not competing, completing his Ph.D. or serving on the USOPC’s Athlete’s Advisory Council, Chuck likes to complete crossword puzzles, cheer on all his Minnesota teams and spend time with his girlfriend and their dog, Winnie.