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Paralympic Athletes Gather for 2015 Desert Challenge

I think Ive photographed the Desert Challenge Games now for 6-7 years.It is a great two days of photographing a lot of athletes striving to make it to the upper levels of adaptive track & field competition. This year AzDS really upped the ante and moved the show to Arizona State University in Tempe.

The change brought on new challenges for the photographers but it’s an easy place to get about and the weather was amazingly cool for May in Phoenix. I believe we have over 300 athletes from 30+ countries. I keep seeing more athletes sporting TeamUSA jerseys as well. Here is a few photos of high jump, long jump, wheelchair sprints, javelin, discuss and shot put.I’ll see many of these athletes at the Parapan Games in Toronto in August.


Gallery of all my photos
BIB# – ATHLETE,COUNTRY
1253 – Megan Absten, United States,
1254 – Christian Aguero Barboza, Costa Rica,
1255 – Austin Alcorn, United States,
1256 – Wesley Aldridge, United States, @aldridgelogan1
1257 – Marcus Alston-Leggett, United States,
1258 – Oscar Alvarenga Torres, Costa Rica,
1259 – Nardi Alvarez, Costa Rica,
1260 – Yusif Amadu, Ghana,
1261 – Danielle Aravich, Unattached,
1262 – Jose Angel Archer Llerandi, Mexico,
1263 – Suzanne Arenal, United States,
1264 – Michael Assefa, United States, @MikeAssefa_
1265 – Nicholas Badeaux, Unattached,
1266 – Donald Balcom, United States,
1267 – Noah Barbknecht, Unattached,
1268 – Scout Bassett, United States, @ScoutBassett
1269 – Stacy Bates, United States, @stacebates
1270 – Nina Bezzant, United States,
1271 – Adam Bickel, United States,
1272 – Natalie Bieule, United States, @Natab12
1273 – Stephen Binning, United States,
1274 – Taylor Blackwell, Unattached,
1275 – David Blair, United States, @_David_Blair
1276 – Nkegbe Botsyo, Ghana,
1277 – Mark Braun, United States,
1278 – David Briggs II, United States,
1279 – Ben Brown, Canada, @Benbrown191
1281 – Rob Brown, United States,
1280 – Jennifer Brown, Canada, @jbnolimits
1282 – David Brown Sr., United States, @drb1019
1283 – Robert Burns, United States, @rgburns95
1284 – Rachael Burrows, Canada,
1285 – Andy Burton, Unattached,
1286 – Jerson Calderon Mora, Costa Rica,
1287 – Catherine Callahan, United States,
1288 – Jeremy Campbell, United States, @jeremykcampbell
1289 – Krystal Cantu, United States,
1290 – Henry Cardenas Cerdas, Costa Rica,
1291 – Catherine Carey, Unattached,
1292 – Rony Carolus, United States,
1293 – Erica Maria Castano Salazar, Columbia,
1294 – Gabriel Castillo, United States,
1295 – Erwin Jadir Castillo Rodriguez, Columbia,
1296 – Karla Alondra Caudillo Torres, Mexico,
1297 – Juan Pablo Cervantes Garcia, Mexico,
1298 – Josh Cinnamo, United States, @joshcinnamo
1299 – Richard Clarkson, Unattached,
1300 – Christian Clemmons, United States,
1301 – Braden Close, Canada, @Braden_Close21
1302 – Zena Cole, United States,
1303 – Earle Connor, Canada,
1304 – Armando Contreras, United States,
1305 – John Countryman, United States,
1306 – Samuel Craven, Unattached,
1307 – Kym Crosby, United States,
1308 – Jim Cuevas, Unattached,
1309 – Karen Cupeles-Pabon, United States,
1310 – Olivia Curcuru, United States,
1311 – Brennan Currier, United States,
1312 – Renato Nunes Da Cruz Sr., Brazil,
1313 – Kyle Dalley, United States,
1314 – Erik Alejandro de Santos Espinosa, Mexico,
1315 – Fernando del Rosario Gonzalez, Mexico,
1316 – Israel Del Toro Jr., United States, @IDelToro21
1317 – Blake Dickinson, United States,
1318 – Bridget Dietz, United States,
1319 – Erik Doty, Unattached,
1320 – Alicia Draper, United States, @AliciaD
1321 – Petrina Dressler, Unattached,
1322 – Joel Dulashanti, Unattached,
1323 – Ashley Dyce, Unattached, @ashleiie2225
1324 – Maclean Atsu Dzidzienyo, Ghana,
1325 – Kelly Elmlinger, United States,
1326 – Ivan Espinosa, Virgin Islands,
1327 – Abby Farrell, United States,
1328 – Marc Fenn, United States,
1329 – Justin Ferra, United States,
1330 – Steven Ferreira, United States,
1331 – Jenna Fesemyer, United States,
1332 – Renee Foessel, Unattached,
1333 – Eduardo Danilo Franco Contreras, Columbia,
1334 – Ezra Frech, Unattached, @teamezra05
1335 – Jessica Frotten, Canada,
1337 – Kurt Fulton, United States,
1336 – Daniel Fulton, United States,
1338 – Eliezer Gabriel Buenaventura, Mexico,
1339 – Lauren Gates, United States,
1340 – Robbie Gaupp, United States,
1341 – Alexis Gayosso Zarazua, Mexico,
1342 – Katrina Gerhard, Unattached,
1343 – Tanner Gers, Unattached,
1344 – Matthew Gibbs Jr., Unattached,
1345 – David Gildon Sr., United States, @OG_Dub
1346 – Lex Gillette, United States, @LexGillette
1347 – Marcela Gonzalez, Columbia,
1348 – Siler Gonzalez, Costa Rica,
1349 – Joe Yorley Gonzalez Betancur, Columbia,
1350 – Aaron Gordian, Mexico,
1351 – Marcus Grammer, Unattached,
1352 – Samuel Grewe, United States, @samgrewe
1353 – Katie Griffith, United States,
1354 – Tyson Gunter, United States,
1355 – Isaiah Guzman-Servais, United States,
1356 – Alexa Halko, United States,
1357 – Mohamed Hamdoon, Unattached,
1358 – Steven Hancock, United States,
1359 – Austin Handley, United States, @Handlestweetz
1360 – Cedric Hankerson, Unattached,
1361 – Derik Hanson, United States,
1362 – Aubrey Headon, United States, @Headon_Aubrey
1363 – Isabelle Henderson, United States,
1364 – Lacey Henderson, United States, @lacesyourfriend
1365 – Salvador Hernandez Mondragon, Mexico,
1366 – Erik Hightower, United States, USA_Paralympian
1367 – Yen Hoang, United States,
1368 – April Holmes, United States,
1369 – Paul Hopkins, United States,
1370 – Gianfranco Iannotta, United States,
1371 – Desmond Jackson, United States,
1372 – Demba Jarju, Gambia,
1373 – Ciera Jervier, United States,
1374 – Jose Jimenez Hernandez, Costa Rica,
1375 – Eric Johnson, United States,
1376 – Hurie Johnson, United States,
1377 – Cody Jones, United States, @JonesConesCody
1378 – Daniel Jorgensen, Denmark,
1379 – Michael Kacer, United States, @michaelkacer
1380 – Mujahid Karim, United States, @mkspecial12
1381 – Spencer Kimbro, United States,
1382 – Robert Kozarek, Unattached,
1383 – Rachel Kroener, United States, @phxrck5
1384 – Katie Kuiper, United States,
1385 – Matt Lammers, United States,
1386 – Rodrigo Larrahondo, Columbia,
1387 – Jessica Larsen, United States,
1388 – Shannon Laurie, Unattached,
1389 – Cesar Lazcano, United States,
1390 – Steven Lewis, Unattached, @warriorlew
1391 – Kristine Littlefield, United States,
1393 – Kylah Lopez, United States,
1392 – Josue Lopez, United States,
1394 – Vanessa Low, Germany,
1395 – David Lucas, United States,
1396 – Ben Lunak, United States, @zvstrengthgym
1398 – Cheri Madsen, United States,
1397 – Angela Madsen, United States,
1399 – Michael Magin, United States,
1400 – Juan Carlos Magos Perez, Mexico,
1401 – Marianne Maiboll, Unattached,
1402 – Amanda Malawski, United States,
1403 – Oliver Sofonias Marcial Osorio, Mexico,
1404 – Gilda Guadalupe Marquez Montiel, Mexico,
1405 – Raymond Martin, United States, @thatquasian
1406 – Maria Fernanda Martinez Gonzalez, Mexico,
1407 – Edisson Andres Martinez Sarmiento, Columbia,
1408 – Juan Mata Barron, Mexico,
1409 – Colin Mathieson, Canada,
1410 – Kamee Mayfield, United States,
1411 – Kacey McCallister, United States,
1412 – Nicholas McCoy, United States,
1413 – Hannah McFadden, United States, @Hannahbeamskiii
1414 – Randy Mcmullen, United States,
1415 – Alister McQueen, Canada,
1416 – Oscar Omar Medina Castaneda, Mexico,
1417 – Maria de La Paz Mendez Ayala, Mexico,
1418 – Trenten Merrill, United States, @Tr3n10
1419 – Kevin Messner, United States,
1420 – Mitchell Miles, United States,
1421 – Cassie Mitchell, United States,
1422 – Mohamad Mohamad, Syria,
1423 – Laurens Molina Sibaja, Costa Rica,
1424 – Gabriela Montero Gonzalez, Costa Rica,
1425 – Ligia Morales, Costa Rica,
1426 – Jose Maria Morales Flores, Mexico,
1427 – Evelyn Morales Ramirez, Costa Rica,
1428 – Juan Moreno Marquez, Columbia,
1429 – Rachael Morrison, United States,
1430 – Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt, United States, @IvonneInMotion
1431 – Michael Murray, United States,
1432 – Joshua Myers, United States, @Justmax2016
1433 – Edgar Cesareo Navarro Sanchez, Mexico,
1434 – Jeanette Nichols, United States,
1435 – Seth Nieman, United States,
1436 – Jose Nieves, United States,
1437 – Alan Efrain Noriega Quinones, Mexico,
1438 – Renato Nunes Da Cruz, Brazil,
1439 – Isatou Nyang, Gambia,
1440 – Leticia Ochoa Delgado, Mexico,
1441 – Olga Dolores Ochoa Dominguez, Mexico,
1442 – Dennis Ogbe, United States, @dennisogbe
1443 – Damian Orslene, United States,
1444 – Erick Ortiz Monroy, Mexico,
1445 – Aidan O’Shea, United States,
1446 – Marissa Papaconstantinou, Canada,
1447 – Sarah Parker, United States,
1448 – Brayan Parra Sandoval, Columbia,
1449 – Nishan Patel, Unattached,
1450 – Andres Patino Luengas, Columbia,
1451 – Raul Perez Giron Sr., Unattached,
1452 – Leonardo de Jesus Perez Juarez, Mexico,
1453 – Martin Perez Sandoval, Mexico,
1454 – Kyle Pettey, Unattached,
1455 – Nick Pitts, United States,
1456 – Juan Adonay Poot Uitz, Mexico,
1457 – Markeith Price, United States, @MarkeithPrice
1458 – David Prince, United States, @runwithhim
1459 – Troy Pruitt, United States,
1460 – Nickolas Pryor, United States, @MoosePryor44
1461 – Elizabeth Quesada, Costa Rica,
1462 – Henry Quiros, Costa Rica,
1463 – Isaac Ramirez, United States,
1464 – Mario Santana Ramos Hernandez, Mexico,
1465 – Haywood Range, United States,
1466 – Shirley Reilly, United States,
1467 – Yesenia Maria Restrepo Munoz, Columbia,
1468 – Brian Reynolds, Unattached,
1469 – Justin Rhines, United States, @Jrhines14
1470 – Becky Richter, Canada,
1471 – Isaiah Rigo, Unattached,
1472 – Daniel Rizzieri, United States, @Dan_Rizzieri
1473 – Josh Roberts, United States,
1474 – Ricardo Robles de La Torre, Mexico,
1475 – Jason Rodie, United States, @Limpinainteazy
1476 – Manuel Gerardo Rodriguez Camacho, Costa Rica,
1477 – Max Rohn, United States,
1478 – Javier Rojas Diaz, Columbia,
1479 – Daniel Romanchuk, United States,
1480 – Catalina Rosales Montiel, Mexico,
1481 – Harrison Ruzicka, Unattached,
1484 – Jeremiah Ryberg, United States,
1483 – Faith Ryberg, United States,
1482 – David Ryberg, United States,
1485 – Lamar Ryberg, United States,
1486 – Estela Salas, Mexico,
1487 – Johnatan Abel Salinas Ventura, Mexico,
1488 – Alan Oziel Sanchez Velez, Mexico,
1489 – Bassam Sawsak, Syria,
1490 – Gabriel Scanlan, United States,
1491 – Susannah Scaroni, United States, @kenyanscaroni
1492 – Noah Scherf, United States, @noahscherf
1493 – Travis Schneider, United States,
1494 – Ivan Sears, United States,
1495 – Allysa Seely, United States, @alyssa_seely
1496 – John Seevers, United States,
1497 – Scot Severn, United States,
1498 – Mason Shrader, United States, @Nosam122
1499 – Brian Siemann, United States, @bsiemann
1500 – Amy Simmons, United States,
1501 – Jerome Singleton, United States, @JSingletonJr
1502 – Andre Slay, United States, @dre_slay
1503 – Benjamin Slighting, United States,
1504 – Eddy Solla, Canada,
1505 – Willie Stafford Sr., United States,
1506 – Danny Stark, United States,
1507 – Janz Stein, Canada,
1508 – Erin Stewart, United States,
1509 – Michelle Stilwell, Canada, @mikeystilwell
1510 – Scott Stokes, United States,
1511 – Kionte Storey, United States,
1512 – Joseph Summers, Unattached,
1513 – Jacques Swafford, Unattached,
1514 – Malang Tamba, Gambia,
1515 – Jorge Fernando Tarazon, United States,
1516 – James Taylor Jr., United States,
1517 – Stephanie Timmer, United States,
1518 – Gianni Toce, Unattached,
1519 – Arturo Torres, United States,
1520 – Cristian Torres, Columbia,
1521 – Roderick Townsend, United States, @AreOhDee_
1522 – Steven Toyoji, United States, @steventoyoji
1523 – Kurt Trennepohl, United States,
1524 – Sean VanGerena, United States,
1525 – Lucero Anahi Vazquez Olvera, Mexico,
1526 – Daniel Velasquez, United States,
1527 – Jeny Velazco Reyes, Mexico,
1528 – Joseph Vildibill, United States,
1529 – Benjamin Villanueva Jr., United States,
1531 – Matthew Wallace, Unattached,
1530 – Jarryd Wallace, United States, @aleginfaith
1532 – Trevor Wallace, United States,
1533 – Branden Walton, United States,
1534 – Fawn Washington, Unattached,
1535 – Keelin Wessling, United States,
1536 – Arianna Wetzel, United States,
1537 – Zach Wharton, United States,
1538 – Andrew White, United States,
1539 – Ahkeel Whitehead, United States, @ahkeelwhitehead
1540 – Kyle Whitehouse, Canada,
1541 – Dorian Willes, United States,
1542 – Evan Williams, United States, @evsth
1543 – Johnnie Williams III, United States,
1544 – Elizabeth Willis, United States,
1545 – Scott Winkler, United States,
1546 – Michael Wishnia, United States,
1547 – William Woods Sr., United States,
1548 – Lexi Youngberg, United States,
1549 – Luis Alberto Zepeda Felix, Mexico,