Eric Bennett

Eric Bennett

Eric Bennett is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s. Hailing from The Central West region of New South Wales, he played in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership for Western Suburbs at centre and five-eighth.

Bennett played over 100 games for Western Suburbs from 1941 to 1949, He captained Wests and played at centre in their 1948 NSWRFL season’s premiership final victory over Balmain. Australian Rugby League Hall of Famer Keith Holman has credited Bennett, who helped him sign with Wests, as being a great influence on his career.

Eric Christopher Bennett (born 4 November 1973) is an American Paralympic archer from Surprise, Arizona and World Para-Archery Champion, as well as a Parapan American Games silver medalist. He is a four-time U.S. national champion.

He has competed three times at the Summer Paralympics and won a gold medal at the 2015 World Championships in Men’s recurve.

Biography Eric Bennett

After becoming an archer at the age of 7, and following a life-changing car accident which saw him lose his arm above the elbow, Bennett learned to shoot with only one arm. He joined the U.S. national team in 2007, qualifying for his first Paralympics in Beijing the following year. He lost his right arm in a car accident caused by a drunk driver when he was 15 years old.

In the summer of 2015, Bennett was selected to the U.S. archery team for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, making this his third Paralympics.