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Team(s): Paratriathlon National Team
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
Resides: Houston, Texas
College: Cal Poly and Drexel
Birthdate: 8/24/1986 (27)
Birthplace: Woodland, Calif.
2013 Highlights: Champion of both the San Diego ITU Paratriathlon International Event on April 20 and the USA Paratriathlon National Championships on July 4 • Placed third at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London
Triathlon Career: Member of the 2012 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Two-time TRI-2 national champion, winning the USA Paratriathlon National Championship title in 2010 and 2012 • First triathlon was the 2010 Wildflower Triathlon.
Athletic Background: Member of the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team • Earned a silver medal in the 100 butterfly at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa • Member of the Cal Poly varsity swimming team • Played soccer, baseball and swam before his left was amputated at age 14 after being diagnosed with cancer.
Personal: Parents are Bradd and Cindie Barr • Has two older brothers, Paul and Todd • Married Chelsea Golliher in June 2012 • Got involved with triathlon after his collegiate swimming career • Started cycling in preparation for a Challenged Athletes Foundation ride from San Francisco to San Diego and was introduced to running by his now wife, Chelsea.