Hometown: New Kensington, Pa.
Birth Year: 1984
Residence: Edmond, Okla.
College: University of Central Oklahoma
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
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)
- 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
DID YOU KNOW
- Appears in a poster in the movie "The International" starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts
- Has one son, named Andrew, born in 2011
- 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.
"Not only has he accepted that role [starting setter], but he's used the strength and athleticism that he has and that's why we looked at him and gave him that nod." - Bill Hamiter, U.S. Sitting Volleyball Head Coach
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