Quick Facts

How acquired
Date of Birth
April 14, 1996
Cranbourne West, VIC
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia

Richie McCaw and Steve Price

Career Highlights

His first Para-athletics competition in Canberra

Greatest Moment

The All Blacks winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup
and throwing qualifier for the 2015 World Championships


Although he may be relatively new to the international Para-athletics scene, New Zealand born Jessee Wyatt firmly made his mark as one to watch when he threw 8.69m in the F33 shot put at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships to secure a fifth place finish. Not a bad result for his international debut.

Jessee has come a long way since his beginnings in Para-sport. Having never considered a sporting pathway, Jessee was introduced to Paralympic sport following surgery to aid his mobility.

While involved in Para-equestrian, Jessee met the wife of his current coach John Eden, who having been around Para-athletics suggested that he test out his talents in the shot put circle.

Coached by John since this chance meeting in 2012, Jessee has gone from strength to strength in shot put, and has now fulfilled his goal of being selected for an Australian Paralympic Team.

While Jessee’s immediate focus in on improving his personal best at the Paralympic Games, he hopes to have a long and prosperous career in sport. In 10 years time, he hopes to be a two-time Paralympian, with a medal under his belt.

When he isn’t training or competing, Jessee can be found camping and fishing at the Bemm River in Victoria.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Shot put Classification: F33