Name: Brody Roybal
Sport: Sled Hockey
Discipline(s): Sled Hockey
Position: Forward
Height: 3-1
Weight: 120
DOB: 5/25/1998
Birthplace: Melrose Park, Ill.
Hometown: Northlake, Ill.
High School: West Leyden High School (Northlake, Ill.) ‘16
Team/Club: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2014); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2015
  • Silver – 2017
Personal: At just 15 years old, Roybal was the youngest member of the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. Roybal is a congenital bilateral amputee, born without femurs in either leg. Growing up, Roybal played softball and basketball, then switched to wrestling in high school. His true passion was contact sports, driving him to try sled hockey at age eight in 2006. At age 12, his career took a slight detour when he broke one elbow and injured the other in a skateboarding accident. After trying wrestling, his soon realized that his true passion was sled hockey. Later that year, he was attending USA Hockey’s player development camps with dreams of Paralympic gold. He made his debut with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team during the 2013-2014 season. ...Son of Michelle and Robert Roybal…Hobbies include hand cycling, wakeboarding and gaming…Has one brother, Spencer…Was named the 2015 March of Dimes Inspirational Athlete of the Year