A member of the National Team since 2003, Brad Emmerson got his chance to compete at his first Paralympic Winter Games in 2006, and was a major contributor for the bronze medal-winning squad. Emmerson tied for second on the team in scoring (two goals, three assists) and in plus/minus rating (+4). 

Emmerson is now a veteran on the U.S. Paralympics Sled Hockey National Team, and has held a slot on the national team for five years helping lead the U.S. to a bronze medal at the 2008 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championships in Marlborough, Mass., the 2009 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic and a gold medal in 2010 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships. Emmerson was also part of the 2010 gold medal U.S. Paralympis Sled Hockey National Team. 

In addition to his years on the national team, Emmerson has spent eight years with the Buffalo Freeze sled hockey club and now has been named the first-ever head coach of the Novice Buffalo Sabres sled hockey team.

Off the ice, Emmerson spends his time speaking to students throughout the northeast about overcoming obstacles to achieve goals with hard work and belief in one's self. Emmerson also blogs about his experiences with Team USA right here on the U.S. Paralympics Web site.

Check out Brad's AT&T Team USA athlete profile

Major Achievements:

  • 2010: Gold medal – Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2010: Gold medal - 2010 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships
  • 2009: Paralympic Team of the Year
  • 2009:  Gold medal- World Championships, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2008:  Bronze medal, IPC Sledge Hockey World Championships - Marlborough, Mass. 
  • 2006:  Bronze medal, Paralympic Winter Games - Torino, Italy
  • 2004:  Silver medal, IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships - Örsköldsvik, Sweden