Corning Union High School (Corning, Calif.) ’94 U.S. Military Academy
Kimball graduated high school and immediately joined the Marine Corps. After four years, he left the Marines and moved to Colorado. In 2001, following the 9-11 attacks, he joined the U.S. Army in reverence to a close friend who lost his life in battle. After his deployment to Iraq, he was offered the opportunity to attend the U.S. Military Academy to train upcoming officers in 2004, it was also his time to reenlist. He was deployed to Korea for two years and returned in 2006 in hopes of becoming a Green Beret. He was selected for Special Forces and attended training the next year at Fort Bragg. He soon realized that he was suffering from a fractured lumbar vertebra and herniated discs in his spinal cord. While rehabbing from three spinal fusions and other surgeries, he was introduced to road cycling as a means of recovery. The next year, he attended a cycling camp at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Since then, Kimball has taken the Paralympic cycling world by storm, having stepped on the podium numerous times on the national level and winning his first world title at the 2017 world championships in Los Angeles. ...Son of Robert Kimball and Mary Brandenberger…Has three sisters, Christina, Deanna and Julie…Married to Reaha Kimball…Has two sons, Jesse and Joseph…Competed as a professional rodeo cowboy…Previously made a living as a cowboy, working on ranches in Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas…Hobbies include hunting, fishing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.
- Most recent: 2020 – Track – bronze (team sprint), 8th (time trial), 11th (pursuit)
- Years of Participation: Track – 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Road – 2014
- Medals: 3 (1 gold, 2 bronze)
- Gold – 2017 (team sprint)
- Bronze - 2020 (team sprint), 2019 (team sprint)