James Stuck

Volleyball

Position: Setter
Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
Hometown/ Current residence: New Kensington, Penn./Puyallup, Wash.
Birth year: 1984
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Central Oklahoma, Kinesiology
Nature of disability: Below the knee amputee, right leg
Joined the team: 2007

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MOST NOTABLE

  • Served as the starting setter during all six matches at the 2016 Intercontinental Cup
  • Two-time Parapan American Games Silver medalist (2011 and 2015)
  • Was named the USA Volleyball Male Sitting Athlete of the Year in 2013 and '12
  • Has medaled at the Parapan American Games four times (1 gold, 3x silver)
  • Army Veteran who served in the 101st Airborne Division

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2016 – ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
2015 - Parapan American Games (Silver)
2014 - ParaVolley World Championships (10th Place)
2012 - Intercontinental Cup
2011 - Parapan American Games (Silver)
2010 - WOVD Sitting World Championships; Parapan American Championship (Silver); WOWD World Cup
2009 - Parapan American Championship (Gold)
2007 - Parapan American Games (Silver)

DID YOU KNOW

  • Appears in a poster in the movie "The International" starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts
  • Was a former stand-out in soccer at Valley High School in New Kensington, Pa.
  • Lost most of his right leg in Iraq in December 2005 when his Humvee struck a roadside bomb
  • His Paralympic career began when he met an ambassador while recovering at the Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 2006. Began training with the team full-time in 2007

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