Name: Steve Serio
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 3.5
Height: 5-4
Weight: 135
DOB: 9/8/1987
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: Westbury, N.Y.
High School: Carle Place High School (Carle Place, N.Y.) ‘05
College: University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign '10, Exercise Physiology
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016); Two-time medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, 4th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – silver
  • Years of competition: 2006, 2010, 2014
  • Medals: 3 (2 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Silver – 2006, 2014
  • Bronze – 2010
Personal: When Serio was 11 months old, he had surgery to remove a spinal tumor which resulted in the compression of his spinal cord. Consequently, he was left paralyzed and is classified as an incomplete paraplegic. He began playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 14, a sophomore in high school. Serio led his high school to a title and was named the MVP of the national tournament. After high school, he played for University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He led them to a national championship, winning championship game player of the game, NWBA tournament MVP, and the NWBA 31st NIWBT player of the year in the process. He currently lives and plays professionally in Germany....Son of Ed and Hilary Serio... two young brothers, Will and Luke...Hobbies include reading, exercising and traveling.