Penny Greely

Penny Ricker Greely (born March 10, 1971 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a three time Paralympian for Team USA.[1] She competes as a wheelchair curler and competed as a sitting volleyball player. She played in the bronze-medal winning United States team in Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and competed in Wheelchair curling at the 2014 Winter Paralympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[2]

Penny Greely
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Born (1971-03-10) 10 March 1971 (age 50)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sport
Country United States
SportSitting volleyball,
Wheelchair curling
Medal record
Summer Paralympics
Sitting Volleyball
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Sitting Volleyball - Women's


Winter Paralympics
Wheelchair curling

Athletic careerEdit

Greely began her Paralympic career as a sitting volleyball player in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, where she earned a bronze medal. She competed in the 2003 Parapan American Games to qualify for the 2004 Paralympic Team.[3] She has since retired from sitting volleyball.[3]

Greely began wheelchair curling in July 2010.[3] She competed in her first international competition in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in February 2011.[3] She has since competed in over a dozen countries internationally, including Finland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Scotland, South Korea, and Russia.[4][5] She made her Paralympic debut in wheelchair curling at the 2014 Winter Paralympics held in Sochi, Russia.[4] Greely has represented Team USA in five world championships in wheelchair curling.[2] Greely and her teammates first won an international competition in wheelchair curling at the Finnish International Wheelchair Open in Lohja, Finland.[4] She was selected for the 2018 Paralympic wheelchair curling team.[2] Her wheelchair curling position is Lead. Her 2018 teammates include Kirk Black, Steve Emt, Justin Marshall, and Meghan Lino.[2]

She practices curling at the Green Bay Curling Club.[6] Her coach is Rusty Schieber.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

She currently works as a case worker for Brown County, WI. She has a husband and one son.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Penny Greely". Team USA. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Team USA profile
  3. ^ a b c d Carey, Timothy A. "Penny Greely – Paralympics Sochi 2014 – Curling" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b c "Greely travels world thanks to curling". Press Gazette Media. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  5. ^ Pallares, Lindsey. "Green Bay's Penny Greely heads to Pyeongchang". Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  6. ^ Sports, John Doran, FOX 11. "Green Bay-area native competing in 3rd Paralympic games". WLUK. Retrieved 2018-03-11.

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