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Roderick Green


Roderick Green
  • 2000
  • 2004

Hometown: West Monroe, La.
Birth Year: 1979
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195 lbs
Current Residence: Edmond, Okla.
College: Oklahoma Christian University

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2012 – Intercontinental Cup. 2011 –  Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (silver)... Competed in July in the 2011 Continental Cup in Kettering, England. 2010 – Helped the U.S. Men's Sitting Team to 10th place at Sitting World Championships in Oklahoma... Parapan American Championship in Denver, Colo. (Silver Medal)…WOWD World Cup in Port Said, Egypt (Fifth Place). 2009 – Parapan American Championship in Montreal, Canada (Gold Medal). 2007 – Parapan American Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (Silver Medal).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Competed in the Intercontinental Cup where the U.S. Men's Sitting Team finished eighth. It was their last chance to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games. 2011 – Competed at the 2011 Parapan American Games where the U.S. Men's Sitting Team won the silver medal and missed out on a berth at the 2012 Paralympic Games... Played with the U.S. men's sitting team during its eighth-place finish at the 2011 Continental Cup in Kettering, England. Roderick was part of the team that competed in two exhibition matches against Canada in a joint training camp that won both matches. 2010 – Roderick played in 24 sets at the Sitting World Championships and tallied 18 kills, 0.75 per set, and five stuff blocks, 0.21 per set. His five total service aces, 0.21 per set, was good enough for the teams' second best.

PERSONAL: Born Roderick Dal-Juan Green in 1979 in West Monroe, La... Parents are the late Ben Green Sr. and Lucille Green... Has six brothers and seven sisters... Roderick met his wife, Katrin, at the 2004 Paralympics where they were both track athletes. Katrin was competing for Germany. Roderick won the gold medal for a relay. Katrin won the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Roderick serves as her coach... Roderick won the silver medal in the 200 meters, a bronze medal in the 400 meters, and a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney Australia... Roderick graduated from West Monroe High School in 1997 and received a degree in Physical Education and Nutrition from Oklahoma Christian University in 2002... He played basketball for three years in college.

Updated December 2012

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