Name: Taylor Lipsett
Paralympic Event: Sled hockey
: Forward
: 5-4        
: 160
: Jan. 2, 1987
: Dallas, Texas
: Mesquite, Texas
Residence: Plano, Texas
School: Poteet High School (Mesquite, Texas) ‘05
: Southern Methodist University, Finance ‘09
Team: Dallas Stars

Performance Highlights

  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, gold; Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, gold; Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, bronze
  • Six-time International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship medalist, gold (2009, 2012), silver (2004, 2013), bronze (2008)
  • Three-time IPC World Sledge Hockey Challenge medalist, silver (Nov. 2011, 2013), bronze (April 2011)
  • Two-time Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship finalist, 1st (2010), 3rd (2011)
  • 2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup, 1st  
  • 2007 USA Hockey Disabled Festival, 1st
  • Tri-captain of U.S. National Sled Hockey Team (2012-13), alternate captain (2007-08, 2011-12)
  • 11-time U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member (2003-14)


For more than a decade, Taylor Lipsett has lived all things sled hockey. Lipsett has been on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team since 2003. He has two Paralympic medals under his belt, having earned gold at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and bronze in Torino in 2006. In addition to competing for Team USA, Lipsett has played with several club teams including the Dallas Ice Hawks (2002-06 and 2008-10), the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks (2006-08), Minnesota Northern (2010-11) and the Dallas Stars (2011-13). In 2012, he helped the Stars to the USA Hockey Sled Classic Division A Championship, presented by the NHL.

Lipsett has excelled in the physically grueling sport of sled hockey despite living with osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder also referred to as “brittle bone disease”. He was named a National Collegiate Scholar at Southern Methodist University, where he graduated with a degree in finance in 2009. He currently lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife Kathleen and works in wealth management at Bank of America.


Twitter: @USASledSniper7