Chad Jassman

Chad Jassman

 

Chad Jassman grew up with a love for sports. That passion led him to take up wheelchair basketball after he broke his back in a car accident in 2004.

After a year and a half of developing his skills and competing for the Calgary Grizzlies, his local club team, Jassman decided to try out for the Team Canada. He missed the cut two years in a row, but with hard work and perseverance he ultimately earned a roster spot on the National Team in 2009.

Jassman enjoys the crashing and banging of the chairs in wheelchair basketball and draws on his experience as a former competitive hockey player when strategizing on the court. He also cites the game's inclusive nature as one of its greatest attributes and hopes to one-day see both able-bodied athletes and those with disabilities competing together at the international level.

Jassman takes pride in representing his country and having the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest players in the game. In 2011, he signed a semi-professional basketball contract with the Trier Dolphins in Germany to further develop his game.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2012: 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 2011 - 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 2010 - 7th place at World Championships in Birmingham, UK (Team Canada)…

PERSONAL

Off the basketball court, he enjoys everything athletic and has recently started to ski and play tennis. He studied aviation in college and successfully earned his commercial pilot license, and he continues to fly planes and gliders recreationally in his spare time.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2012 London Paralympic Games – Gold

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games - Bronze

2010 World Championships – 7th

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 11
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 3