Birthdate: Jan. 31, 1980
Birthplace: Grand Haven, Mich.
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
College: University of Colorado, Boulder
- Member of the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 USA Paratriathlon National Team
- 2013 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, London, silver (TRI-2)
- Completed her first Ironman in Arizona on Nov 17, 2013
- 2013 Paratriathlon National Champion
- 2012 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Auckland, New Zealand, first (TRI-2)
- 2012 Paratriathlon National Champion
- 2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Beijing, China, first (TRI-2)
- 2011 Paratriathlon National Champion
- 2010 ITU Paratriathlon World Championship, Budapest, Hungary, first (TRI-2)
Athletic Background: Three-time Paratriathlon National and World Champion, Member of Team USA as a swimmer at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games • Competed in gymnastics, track and diving while growing up.
Personal: Parents are Dave and Marlene Hoffman • Was the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat and was the first Iraq War veteran to compete in the Paralympic Games as a swimmer in 2008 • Was one of four athletes featured in a documentary called “Warrior Champions” • Works in the field of prosthetics where she fit other amputees with prosthetic devices • Became involved with triathlon following the Beijing Paralympics because she enjoyed the variety that it gave her • Co-founded the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club based out of Chicago - a board member for the Wounded Warrior Project - serves on the Mideast Triathlon Council and the USAT Women's Committee.
Meet Melissa Stockwell
Aug. 23, 2016
Melissa Stockwell, the first American woman to lose a limb in active combat, will line up on September 11 to compete in paratriathlon’s debut in the Paralympic Games.
Melissa Stockwell: "My Personal Success Is Believing In Myself"
July 27, 2016
The paratriathlete's success comes from within as well as from friends and family.
Melissa Stockwell: "I Am A Lover Of Life"
July 25, 2016
As a veteran, a wife, a mom and an athlete, paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell has it all.
Paratriathlete Melissa Stockwell On Meal Prep: "The Quicker, The Better"
July 01, 2016
Melissa Stockwell knows how to pull out all the stops for this easy, impressive salad.
Melissa Stockwell: "Never Ever Let Somebody Tell You That You Can't Do Something"
June 29, 2016
By proving the doubters wrong, paratriathlete Stockwell knows she has the confidence to accomplish anything.
Melissa Stockwell: "I Fell In Love With The Sport"
June 27, 2016
The 2008 Paralympian wasn't sure triathlon was for her, but after her first race she was hooked.
Melissa Stockwell's Recipe For Success
June 03, 2016
The paratriathlete explains why food is one of her keys to victory.
Melissa Stockwell Never Stops Dreaming
June 01, 2016
The military veteran turned Paralympian surrounds herself with positive influences.
Melissa Stockwell: "I Did It For Myself"
May 31, 2016
The 2008 Paralympian didn't let an injury derail her dreams or lifestyle.
Red, White & Trending: May 6-12
Jamie MacDonald May 13, 2016
Team USA celebrates its moms in so many ways (among them: poignantly, humorously, with tears, with a sash and in bright yellow), Michael Phelps is captivated by his baby Boomer, Lindsey Vonn stirs things up on a catamaran, Bubba Watson mugs with the fam, Tim Morehouse makes a non-fencing announcement, Blake Haxton and Nastia Liukin hit similar milestones, Tara Lipinski and her fiancé celebrate an anniversary (and more Emmys), Stars on Ice celebrates an impromptu prom party for Polina Edmunds, Missy Franklin celebrates a big birthday, plus Team USA #wisdom and more.
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