Our Elite Athletes
The Adaptive Sports Program at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is also known as the Indianapolis Paralympic Sports Club. This designation allows us to help Elite/Paralympic athletes to receive the resources and training they need to reach the next level. Athletes are assisted through financial assistance, equipment, resources, and coaches. Our sponsored Elite/Paralympic athletes have competed in fencing, archery, water skiing, paratriathlon, racing, track and field, and para-powerlifting.
Uriah Steffen, USA Elite Paratriathlete PTS4
Uriah Steffen is a left-below-the-knee amputee who competes in the sport of paratriathlon. He has been a member of RHI Adaptive Sports since 2016 and an Elite RHI Athlete since 2018. Uriah is currently in pursuit of making Team USA, the World Championships and the Paralympic Podium, and being ranked top 5% in the world. Uriah focuses on sharing a message of love, hope, redemption, and courage through Christ with the world. You can follow his progress on Facebook (@uriahsteffen) and Instagram (@uriah_steffen).
- 2019 USA Paratriathlon National Championships - 4th place
- 2019 Chicago Triathlon - 2nd place
- 2019 USA Regional Championships - 3rd place
- 2019 ITU CAMTRI Continental Championships - 10th place
- 2018 Chicago Triathlon - 3rd place
- 2018 USA Regional Championships - 3rd place
Daniel Reed, Paraplegic Elite Athlete - 3 Event (Slalom, Trick & Jump) Adaptive Water Ski
Daniel Reed is a T-12 paraplegic elite athlete competing in 3 event (slalom, trick & jump) adaptive water ski. Daniel has been a member of RHI Adaptive Sports since 2001, attending his first Adaptive Water Ski clinic at Morse Reservoir in Cicero, Indiana. Currently, Daniel is training to compete at Disabled Water Ski National Championships, held in Paducah, Kentucky in September 2020. Daniel serves on three different boards centered around his love for water skiing: Indy Skiers - local water ski club, Disabled Representative of IWSA, Midwest Representative of USA Adaptive Water Ski & Wake Sports.
- 2018 Disabled Water Ski National Championships - 6th place
- 2018 IWSA Adaptive Comeback Skier of the Year
- 2016 Disabled Water Ski National Championships - 6th place
- 2015 World Championships - Gold Medal
- 2014 National Water Ski Championships - Silver Medal
- 4 Time member of US Disabled Water Ski Team