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Ezra Frech Realizes His Goal of Becoming a Division I Athlete

Feb 15, 2024 |

Not only is 18-year-old Ezra Frech setting world records, but on February 5 he announced his commitment to the University of Southern California’s track & field team. According to Team USA, he is the first above-knee amputee in history to commit to a Division I track program. Luca Evans published the story in the Orange County Register. 

Ezra currently holds a world record in the T63 high jump and competed in the Tokyo Paralympics where he placed 5th in the high jump and 8th in the long jump. Born with congenital limb differences, Ezra is missing fingers on his left hand and had his leg amputated at 2 years old. However, this didn’t prevent him from playing multiple sports including basketball, soccer, skateboarding, karate and more. 

Because of his love for sports, he co-founded Angel City Sports and Angel City Games with his father which is based in Los Angeles, California. The nonprofit provides year-round adaptive sports opportunities for adults, children, and veterans with physical differences. Aside from competing in athletics, he is known for being a dedicated disability advocate and motivational speaker. 

Ezra is proud to join USC following the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris, France. 

Stay up to date with Ezra by following him on X and Instagram (@teamezra05).