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Roderick Townsend

Paralympic Track & Field Athlete; Two-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist; Three-Time World Championship Gold Medalist

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Roderick Townsend Biography

Roderick Townsend-Roberts is an American Paralympic track and field athlete, a two-time Paralympic gold medalist in long jump and high jump, and three-time world championship gold medalist in high jump.

Townsend has been overcoming adversity since his first breath as he was born with damaged nerve endings in his neck resulting in his right arm being much weaker than his left arm. Being born to a single, teenage mother and having a disability has never slowed him down, however.

Before his Paralympic success, he ran Track at Boise State University receiving a full-ride scholarship, where he competed in the decathlon. He then received his master’s degree in Education at Northern Arizona University. While at Boise State, Townsend learned about the Paralympics through a teammate and mentor who encouraged him to compete for Team USA. He went on to win two Gold medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, multiple World Championship medals, and participated in multiple disciplines at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021.

In addition to his Paralympic training, Townsend is a Track and Field volunteer coach at the University of Louisville where he and his wife, Tynita, currently reside. Townsend also works as a substitute teacher, and a part-time pushback operator for American Airlines at the Louisville airport.

Outside of sport, Townsend is in the process of starting a scholarship foundation in his hometown of Stockton, CA. He would also love to open a group home for kids in the area to have a safe space to return to each day. He has spoken at schools and corporate events across the country, and has been featured in print publications, internet, and television media, including NBC, People Magazine, Team USA, Paralympics, Yahoo Sports, InTouch Weekly, and the Washington Post.

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  • Stockton native Townsend nominated for ESPY

    Roderick Townsend felt over-heated and under-fed. So the world record-holding track and field athlete had tunnel vision driving to his friend’s house after a brutal workout at Delta College last week, during the area’s worst heat wave in more than a decade. Townsend, a double Paralympic gold medalist in the men’s long jump and high jump, wanted to replenish those calories he’d burned.

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    Booking fees for Roderick Townsend, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roderick Townsend, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Paralympic Track & Field Athlete; Two-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist; Three-Time World Championship Gold Medalist

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Roderick Townsend Biography

Roderick Townsend-Roberts is an American Paralympic track and field athlete, a two-time Paralympic gold medalist in long jump and high jump, and three-time world championship gold medalist in high jump.

Townsend has been overcoming adversity since his first breath as he was born with damaged nerve endings in his neck resulting in his right arm being much weaker than his left arm. Being born to a single, teenage mother and having a disability has never slowed him down, however.

Before his Paralympic success, he ran Track at Boise State University receiving a full-ride scholarship, where he competed in the decathlon. He then received his master’s degree in Education at Northern Arizona University. While at Boise State, Townsend learned about the Paralympics through a teammate and mentor who encouraged him to compete for Team USA. He went on to win two Gold medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, multiple World Championship medals, and participated in multiple disciplines at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021.

In addition to his Paralympic training, Townsend is a Track and Field volunteer coach at the University of Louisville where he and his wife, Tynita, currently reside. Townsend also works as a substitute teacher, and a part-time pushback operator for American Airlines at the Louisville airport.

Outside of sport, Townsend is in the process of starting a scholarship foundation in his hometown of Stockton, CA. He would also love to open a group home for kids in the area to have a safe space to return to each day. He has spoken at schools and corporate events across the country, and has been featured in print publications, internet, and television media, including NBC, People Magazine, Team USA, Paralympics, Yahoo Sports, InTouch Weekly, and the Washington Post.

Roderick Townsend Videos

  • Roderick Townsend ESPY
    Meet Roderick Townsend, the jumps coach for Northern Arizona University Track and Field, two-time Paralympic gold medalist and world championship and...
  • Roderick Townsend-Roberts | Gold Men's High Jump T47 Final
    Roderick TOWNSEND-ROBERTS, United States of America wins Gold at 2017 World Para Athletics Championships
  • Roderick Townsend-Roberts | Men's Long Jump T47 Final- Gold
    Townsend's gold medal winning long jump in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

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  • How to book Roderick Townsend?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Roderick Townsend for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Roderick Townsend, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Roderick Townsend or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Roderick Townsend?

    Booking fees for Roderick Townsend, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Roderick Townsend, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Roderick Townsend?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Roderick Townsend for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Roderick Townsend for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Roderick Townsend or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Roderick Townsend or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Roderick Townsend is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Roderick Townsend for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Roderick Townsend generally travels from Louisville, KY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Blake Haxton, Tatyana McFadden, Allysa Seely, Rudy Garcia-Tolson and Danielle Brown. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Roderick Townsend for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Roderick Townsend Speaker Videos

  • Roderick Townsend ESPY
    Meet Roderick Townsend, the jumps coach for Northern Arizona University Track and Field, two-time Paralympic gold medalist and world championship and finalist for a 2017 ESPY Award.
    Roderick Townsend-Roberts | Gold Men's High Jump T47 Final
    Roderick TOWNSEND-ROBERTS, United States of America wins Gold at 2017 World Para Athletics Championships
  • Roderick Townsend-Roberts | Men's Long Jump T47 Final- Gold
    Townsend's gold medal winning long jump in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Roderick Townsend News

  • Stockton native Townsend nominated for ESPY

    Roderick Townsend felt over-heated and under-fed. So the world record-holding track and field athlete had tunnel vision driving to his friend’s house after a brutal workout at Delta College last week, during the area’s worst heat wave in more than a decade. Townsend, a double Paralympic gold medalist in the men’s long jump and high jump, wanted to replenish those calories he’d burned.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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