Most Viewed Stories of 2015

By U.S. Paralympics | Dec. 23, 2015, 11:12 a.m. (ET)


(L-R, Top-Bottom) Ray Martin, Aaron Keith, Danelle Umstead, Blake Haxton, Hannah McFadden, Toronto skyline, Tyler Burdick

From world championships to world records and everything in-between, 2015 was a great year for U.S. Paralympics. Take a look back at the 15 most-viewed stories on USParalympics.org.

15. A Mom on the Rise: Natalie Bieule  - Mother's Day will be extra special for Bieule as she returns to competition after the birth of her second daughter

14. Going for the Gold: A Gaeng Family Affair  - The youngest of six, Gail Gaeng grew up surrounded by a family of athletes

13. Meet the 2015 IPC Marathon World Championship Team - Get to know the faces of Team USA who will compete at the world championships in London

12. Team USA Named for 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships - U.S. Paralympics named 24 athletes to represent Team USA in Switzerland

11. Days After Amputation No. 2, Paralympian Burdick Circling a Comeback Date - Snowbarder Tyler Burdick had his left leg amputated in September and his right leg on Jan. 5

10. Ten Paralympians Nominated for 2015 ESPY Awards - U.S. Paralympians nominated for Best Male and Female with a Disability at ESPY Awards

9. U.S Team Announced for 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships - 14 Paralympians highlight Team USA's world championship roster

8. U.S. Paralympics Names Team for 2015 Para-cycling Track World Championships - 16 athletes to compete for Team USA in the Netherlands

7. Hannah McFadden is Ready to Make a Name for Herself - The 19-year-old sister of Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden is developing into a star in her own right

6. Charlotte Selected as Site for 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - The 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and track and field will be held in North Carolina

5. Call of Team USA Brought Blake Haxton Back to Rowing - Blake Haxton was hesitant to return to rowing after a flesh-eating disease ended his high school rowing career

4. Top 3 Reasons Life is Better as a Blind Person - Paralympic alpine skier Danelle Umstead shares some of her lighter moments as an athlete with a visual impairment

3. Team USA Roster Announced for 2015 Parapan American Games - U.S. team for Toronto features 98 Paralympians and one Olympian

2. U.S. Team Announced for 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships - Team USA's roster features 16 Paralympians and returning world team members

and the top story of 2015 is (drumroll please)...

1. 2015 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field World Championships Team Announced - 29 Paralympians and seven reigning world champions highlight Team USA's roster