At the age of 14 Trenten and his best friend Scott were struck by a car while crossing the street on their dirt bike. Trenten's right foot was crushed and later had to be amputated.. His child hood dreams of being a professional athlete did not stop. Soon after his amputation he went on to competing for his high school Volleyball team, Wrestling team, went back to Racing Motocross and started training in MMA. While attending Saddleback Community College his prosthetist Gary Yamamoto encouraged him to attend an Ossur, CAF running clinic that hosted some of the fastest Paralympians. It was there that Trenten learned about Paralympics and set his eyes on competing at the Paralympic Games. Shortly after Trenten started training under Saddleback College coach Mark Blethen and with Long Beach Club Evo coach Gary Cablayan. Both coaches pushed Trenten to keep training hard and staying focused. Later Trenten transferred to Azusa Pacific University training under Kevin Reid and graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. After trying many track and field events in College, Trenten moved to Arizona to work with world renowned coach Dan Pfaff and focused primarily on the 100m, 200m. Trenten made his first World Championship team while training with Pfaff. In 2016 Trenten made his first Paralympic team and broke the American Record in Long Jump. In 2017 Trenten left Arizona to move back to California and start working with coach Dan Pfaff and prosthetist Ryan Dougherty, focusing primarily on Long Jump.
Outside of track and field, Trenten is a public speaker and uses his experience as a Paralympic Long Jumper to help inspire others to pursue their goals and dreams. In 2021 Trenten started modeling for SLU Agency. He is an investor and entrepreneur managing two self-employed LLC's in Athletics, Real-Estate, Stocks and Crypto Currency. Trenten is also a Native American Cherokee Indian Decent.
Out of competition season you'll find Trenten at the beach, off-roading in his 4runner, camping, going to Padre Games, barbecuing with friends or bowling on the weekends. Most of all Trenten loves spending time with his German Shepherd! The two are inseparable and spend most days attached at each others side. During off-season most people would take time to rest and enjoy time off, but you will still find Trenten back in the gym preparing for the next track and field season. He is highly focused and driven to be the absolute best he can be. He has his sights on bring home a Gold Medal from the Paralympic Games.