THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING TRENTEN MERRILL
Trenten Merrill is a member of Team USA’s Paralympic team, and he won a bronze medal in the long jump (T64 class) at the Tokyo Games. He also represented the U.S. at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he placed fourth in the T44 long jump.
In March 2005, Merrill had his right foot amputated after a dirt bike accident with a friend. The incident eventually led him to become a public speaker who uses his Paralympic experience to help inspire others to pursue their dreams and goals. In 2021, the Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, California) grad also started modeling with the SLU Agency.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Merrill about the Tokyo Paralympics, what the name of Jesus means to him, how his faith was tested after having his foot amputated, and why he wants to use his platform to inspire others to follow Christ.
Something about the name Jesus!
— Trenten (@TrentenMerrill) September 25, 2015