Jeff Glasbrenner: The First American Amputee to Summit Mt. Everest (Plus 2 World Championships, 25 Ironman's and Successfully Parenting Children With Disabilities)
Jeff Glasbrenner is a 3 time Paralympian and two-time World Champion in wheelchair basketball, where he holds a national championship scoring record with 63 points and 27 rebounds in a single game, a ironman triathlete, having completed 25 ironman races (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run). In 2013, Jeff became the first physically challenged athlete to complete the Norseman Xtreme triathlon in Norway, considered the most difficult triathlon in the world. Jeff is also an accomplished mountaineer, becoming only the second amputee to summit Mount Aconcagua, and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for his summit of Mount Everest. Jeff is in the midst of the Explorer’s Grand Slam, a challenge to summit the highest peak on all 7 continents, as well as skiing to both the North and South Pole. Jeff’s journey started at the age of 8 years old, when a traumatic farming accident left him as a below the knee amputee. Jeff is married with 2 children, has traveled to 49 countries and is a sought-after motivational speaker all over the world. In this conversation, we talk about the accident that started it all, his time advising Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his blockbuster role in Skyscraper, his journey in professional wheelchair basketball, raising children, his relationship with his parents and a whole bunch more. Please enjoy this conversation with Jeff Glasbrenner.