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Brandon Lyons

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Jun 7, 1990


Mechanicsburg, PA


Cumberland Valley High School (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) ‘08 Penn State University '12, Supply Chain & Information Systems Management

classification: MH3

Name: Brandon Lyons
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road
Event(s): Time Trial, Road Race, Criterium, Team Relay
Classification: MH3
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 168
DOB: 06/08/1990
Birthplace: Langhorne, Pa.
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
High School: Cumberland Valley High School (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) ‘08
College: Penn State University ‘12, Supply Chain & Information Systems Management

Personal: Following graduation from Penn State University in 2012, Brandon Lyons began his career with the professional services firm of Ernst & Young (EY) in the greater Washington, D.C. area. During his first year as a consultant for the Big 4 firm, Lyons was recognized as the Supply Chain Rookie of the Year. His professional career was off to a great start, but that would quickly change. On May 24, 2014, Lyons dove into shallow water breaking his T5/T6 vertebrae and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Lyons quickly took on this new challenge and returned to work at EY just four months after his accident, and even completed a marathon just five months after the date of his injury. He relocated to San Diego in 2016 to be closer to an advanced rehabilitation gym, which is where he found his passion for handcycling. He was introduced to former Ironman world champion David Bailey, and the two would ride the coast of southern California together as Bailey pushed Lyons to go faster. In March 2017, Lyons would be invited to a tryout at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center to earn a spot in the residence program. Lyons was awarded a spot as the first handcyclist in the residence program and would relocate to Colorado Springs, Colorado exactly three years after the date of his injury on May 24, 2017. Lyons made his first national team in 2019 and continues to work for EY. 

  • Most recent: 2023 – Road – bronze (team relay), 14th (road race), 23rd (time trial)
  • Years of Participation: Road – 2019, 2023
  • Medals: 2 (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2019 (team relay)
  • Bronze - 2023 (team relay)
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