Name: Marco DeLaRosa
Sport: Shooting
Discipline(s): Pistol Shooting
Classification: P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1
Height: 5-9
Weight: 235
DOB: 11/12/1971
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Roosevelt High School ‘90
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 World Cup (Szczecin), silver (P1 – 10m Air Pistol SH1)
  • 2015 World Cup (Fort Benning), first (minimum qualification scores division)
  • Made his senior international debut at the 2015 World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia
Personal: Marine Corps Veteran Marco DeLaRosa has been a quick study in the sport after trying it out during an event with Paralyzed Veterans of America back in 2014. In his first competition at the National Veteran Wheelchair Games, he bested the field by more than 100 points. He made a splash in his IPC Shooting debut last November at the World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia, with an air pistol score of 552. That rolled into 2016 in which he finished second at a the IPC World Cup in Szczecin, Poland. Now, he’s reached his goal of being a 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team member. Born and raised in Chicago, DeLaRosa was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1993 when he was attempting to stop a robbery outside of the base and was shot in the back. The bullet – which is still in his back – injured his spinal cord at the T4-T5 levels, leaving the now medically retired Marine Corporal a paraplegic....Son of Francisco and Elisa DeLaRosa…Has three brothers, Carlos, Francisco and Jose, and one sister, Elisa…Hobbies include hunting, fishing, shooting, traveling, archery and going to the movies.