Quick facts

Birthdate

May 24, 1992

Birthplace

Calgary, AB

Residence

Calgary, AB

Sport

Sitting Volleyball

Experience

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

Jesse Ward played standing volleyball in high school, but with his mobility limited with two artificial limbs he made a switch to the sitting version of the game in 2013. Ward enjoyed the sport immediately. “I had the raw volleyball skills and understanding of the game,” he said. “My disability is no longer a limitation, which allows me to play to full capacity.” Ward was born without outer shin bones and both his legs were amputated as an infant.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bronze medal at 2015 Parapan American Games.

PERSONAL

Attended Mount Royal College in health sciences… Worked with Volleyball Canada to help organize the 2015 Nationals which attracted more than 9,000 players… Grew up on a grain farm in Three Hills, Alta.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2017 Pan Am Championships 3rd
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 3rd