Biography: David Wagner grew up playing basketball and tennis in Washington. He became a quadriplegic at the age of 21 when he attempted to jump a wave while playing Frisbee on the beach. The wave caught his feet and spun him, forcing him head-first into the sand.
Although walking was out of the question, Wagner picked up a table tennis paddle in rehab which eventually reignited his love for tennis. By 28, David was the number one ranked USA tennis player; he would go on to four consecutive Paralympic showings, bringing home 8 total medals.
Wagner left the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio ranked #2 in the world in Quad singles and #1 in Quad doubles. Besides his extensive training schedule, Wagner also runs wheelchair tennis clinics and teaches classes for children and does his best to promote wheelchair tennis worldwide.