Blaze Tres Foster
Sport: Para Powerlifting
Discipline: Bench Press
Birthplace: Monroeville, PA
Current City of Residence: Monroeville, PA
High School: Gateway High School
College: Slippery Rock University
Local Coach: Caitlin Brown
World Championship Experience:
– 2018 World Championships in Bogota, Colombia
Blaze Foster has been participating in para powerlifting since November 2017. Sports and being physically active has always been a part of his life. Foster competed in his first international competition in December of 2018 in Bogota, Colombia. Coached by Caitlin Brown, he continues to train towards his goals to medal for Team USA at an international competition and compete at the Paralympic Games.
Born and raised in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Foster was born with a genetic disorder for bone growth called Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Foster graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2013 with a degree in sports management. Outside of powerlifting, he enjoys bike riding, reading, swimming, and hanging out with friends and family. When his competing days are over, Blaze would like to be more involved with the administration side of Paralympic sports.