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Athlete Advisory Group

Athlete Advisory Group (AAG)

U.S. Paralympics Powerlifting has established an Athlete Advisory Group “AAG” to serve as the collective voice for its athlete population. The members of the AAG liaise with the NGB’s professional staff to foster collaboration between program staff and athletes. The current advisory group includes Blaze Foster, who is also the Athlete Advisory Council representative for Para Powerlifting, and Bobby Body, who is the NGB's AAC alternate.


These athletes can provide guidance and unparalleled expertise based on their experience and long-term involvement with the program. Please feel free to reach out to these athletes, as well as to the U.S. Paralympics Powerlifting staff to ask questions and provide input about our programs. To contact the Athlete Advisors, please use the email addresses below.

  • Blaze Foster – AAG Chair and AAC representative –
  • Bobby Body – AAG Vice-chair and AAC alternate –
  • Ashley Dyce – AAG member
  • Jacob Herbert – AAG member
  • Ahmed Shafik – AAG member