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 Medal). 2010 – WOVD Sitting World Championships... Parapan American Championship (Silver Medal)… WOWD World Cup. 2009 – Parapan American Championship (Gold Medal). 2007 – Parapan American Games (Silver Medal).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Named USA Volleyball Male Sitting Volleyball Player of the Year... Helped the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team to an eighth-place finish at the Intercontinental Cup in Cairo, Egypt (March 3-10). The tournament was the team’s last chance to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games. 2011 – Helped the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team to a silver medal at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Nov. 14-18). Finished 16th among all scorers with 41 points on 32 kills, five blocks and four aces. Finished eighth among all setters with 15 running sets (.60 per set). The team lost to Brazil in the gold medal match, missing out on a Paralympic berth. 2010 – Helped the U.S. Men to a 10th-place finish at the WOVD Sitting Volleyball World Championships in Edmond, Okla. 2007 – Helped the U.S. Men's Sitting Team to a silver medal at the Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PERSONAL: Born James Elliott Stuck on January 14, 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pa…. Parents are the late Douglas Stuck and Rosanne Stuck… Has one younger brother, Jonathan… Wife’s name is Kim (Proctor) Stuck… James and Kim have a son named Andrew born in 2011… Graduated in 2002 from Valley High School in New Kensington, Pa….Favorite food is pasta…Favorite music is metal and rock… Hobbies include playing sports and video games… James appears on a poster in the movie “The International” with Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. James remembers taking the photo that is used, but did not know it was made into a poster; nor did he know that the poster was used in a movie until friends pointed it out to him… James lost most of his right leg in Iraq in December 2005, while assigned to the Army's 101st Airborne Division. He was driving a Humvee that struck a roadside bomb. It blew off his right leg just below the knee. He spent a year recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.