@one_armed_bandito Ben Ramirez

USA Para-National Team || American Record Holder

@one_armed_bandito photos and videos

2 weeks ago

State Meet 2020: swimmer❌ cameraman✅

4 weeks ago

swam fast, met my amazing teammates, forgot how to breathe, and ate like there’s no tomorrow

last month

“damn thats a big ass dog! two big ass dogs” -passerby 2020 #2020

Dec 2019

As many of you know I traveled to Dallas, TX, this weekend to compete in the 2019 U.S. Paralympic National Championships. I placed 1st in S9 50, 100, and 200 meter free, all thanks to my coaches and team that have been there since day one. I’d like to thank each and everyone of you who have been there with me through it all. Thank you. You all mean everything to me and have made this year my best.⁣ ⁣ #gotnaq #usparaswimming #usparalympics #2020vision

Oct 2019

Might not be in the unit anymore but I’m still down for a good 5k. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #njrotc #marinecorpsmudrun #runknoxville #lastonefastone

Jul 2019

city meet 2k19 #americanrecord #nocap #flex

Jun 2019

Had a blast this weekend at the Olympic Training Center, competing in the 10th Annual Jimi Flowers Classic! Dropped time in two of my events and made the US Para National Team! And thank you to my family and teammates who were there to cheer me on and time for the event! I couldn't have done it without you guys! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #olympictrainingcenter #usparaswimming #jimiflowersclassic #tennesseeaquatics

May 2019

gonna learn you some cotton eye joe @kate .salsbury🤠

Mar 2019

Our 3 day, 25 mile, backpacking trip got cut into a 21 hour, 10 mile, trip due to the cold and our lack of cold weather clothes, but we still got that amazing view. (and yes my eyes were open on the third one ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #optoutside #explorenc #standingindianmountain

Feb 2019

winter formal 2019🤩

Jan 2019

high school city 2k19 would be nothing without them ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #westsidebestside #weedbread #kisl2019 #beardenhighschool #makemeanhonararybereanswimmer

Dec 2018

wow my sister is enlisted now🤷🏻‍♂️ #usarmy #meps

Dec 2018

Today we celebrate those who look a little different, who may walk a bit differently, or maybe can't fill out a shirt sleeve. Today we celebrate all those who have embraced their disabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I personally want to thank everyone who has supported me on this long journey. All of you have seen me at my high and at my low, yet you always offer a never ending stream of love and support. Thank you all for everything you do for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #internationaldayofpersonswithdisabilities #idpd2018 #paraswimming #parathlete #nubsforlife #teamtyr #westsidebestside

Oct 2018

The Fred Lamback Disability Meet was AMAZING! It was my first parameeet and definitely not my last. Being able to meet other paraswimmers was one of the best parts for sure! I even got to me a few paralympians, like @mcclainhermes88 !! Definitely never going to forget this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #swimming #tyr #paraswimming #s9 #sb9 #sm9 #fredlambackdisabilitymeet #thefred

Aug 2018

A little late but whatever. Asheville super was great minus the mud/cow crap. And after the photographer took the first photo ,I tripped on a rock in the water and almost drowned.👍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #spartan #spartanrace #spartansuper #spartanasheville2018

Aug 2018

"Home is where the marlins are." ~ @allie .bowen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to everyone who made this swim season a phenomenal one. I'm blessed to call you guys my family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #westsideymcamarlins #marlins #swimfamily

Jul 2018

Glad to be part of the best swim team family I could ever ask for. #westsidebestside #wsymarlins #2020paralympicshereicome

Mar 2018


Feb 2018

Missing this right now. Can't wait to start again. @theonlyjacobclark get ready. #spartanrace #spartan2017 #throwback #aroo

Oct 2017

Atlanta Super was... interesting. Double sandbag carry sucks. Worst obstacle by far. But either way I’m proud. Even though I was an open heat runner, I forced myself to do the double sandbag. Just like the elites and competitive waves. #spartanrace #spartansuper2017 #atlantasuper #ocr

Aug 2017

So far i'm 50/50 when it comes to spotting cameras. New goal for my next trifecta. And big shoutout to @fit_four for supplying me with an amazing OCR glove! #spartanrace #spartanbeast #spartansuper #dunkwall #sandbagcarry

Oct 2016

Apr 2016

December 27, 2009-April 13, 2016. Goodbye❤️