headshot of Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Bio: After Joe Jackson’s accident in 2005, he quickly discovered that wheelchair rugby was the sport for him. While in rehab, Joe watched the documentary Murderball that introduced so many athletes to the sport. Soon after, while he was still a patient at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arizona, he sat in a rugby chair for the first time and was hooked. Since then, Joe has gone on to be a member of USAWR for six years, helping the team earn silver at the Tokyo Paralympics. But Joe’s not settling for silver – he returns this year more determined than ever to continue growing as an athlete and help bring home the gold from Worlds in October.