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Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls
Birthplace: Columbia, Md. International Results: Won bronze in the trunk and arms mixed double sculls at the 2012 Paralympic Games...Won the trunk and arms mixed double sculls at the 2012 Final Paralympic Qualification Regatta.
Hometown: Lovettsville, Va.
Current Residence: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Va.
Undergraduate Education: Virginia Tech, Interdisciplinary Studies, May 2007
Began Rowing: March 2011
Training Location: Orlando, Fla.
Current Coach(es): Justin Lednar, Rob MacDonald
Years on National Team: One – Senior, 2012
National Results: Won the trunk and arms mixed double sculls at the 2012 Non-Qualified Paralympic Trials.
Personal: Jones was named USRowing's Man of the Year in 2012...He and Paralympic teammate Oksana Masters received the Isabel Bohn Award for Achievement in Adaptive Rowing in 2012...Jones enjoys reading, biking and stand-up comedy…He lists his most memorable sporting achievement as finishing the Nation’s Triathlon and winning the trunk and arms double sculls at the Non-Qualified Paralympic Trials…Jones is a U.S. Marine Sergeant who became a bilateral above knee amputee in July of 2010 while serving in Afghanistan…He chose rowing because it has a combination of ferocious effort harmonized with delicate technique that other sports don’t have…The most influential people in his sporting career are Mark Twight and Rob MacDonald because “they set an example of hard work that is worthy of emulation and always strive to improve themselves, and push others to improve themselves as well, whether it is physically, mentally, or as a man. They showed me that one can only improve by first being honest, and then by working hard”…Jones lists his personal hero as Cal Ripken, Jr.