Name: Stephen Bracken
Position: Opposite/Setter
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Height: 6-4
Hometown: Brighton, Colo.
High School: Brighton High School

Most Notable

  • Started playing sitting volleyball in April 2011
  • Came up through the A2 ranks to be part of U.S. Men's Sitting Volleyball Team

Major Competitions

  • 2019: Parapan American Games (Silver)
  • 2018: Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Open Nationals; Dutch Tournament

Physical Disability: Left Below the knee amputation

  • Injury suffered November 2016 while in Iraq on military duty

Path to the Sitting Volleyball National Team:: "Sitting volleyball was a means of therapy when I was in recovery at San Antonio Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas." ... Came up through U.S. National Sitting Team A2 program.

Did You Know

  • Was an Apache helicopter mechanic in the Army before starting to play sitting volleyball
  • Now retired from the Army and spends his days at the lake fishing. "I go fishing eight days a week."
  • Was born in Frankfurt, Germany

Happiest Moment in Life: "The birth of my two boys (Beckham and Cardin)."


  • Food: Sushi
  • Music Type: Anything with a Good Beat
  • Musical Group/Person: Frank Sinatra/Garth Brooks
  • Movie: Braveheart
  • Actor: Jim Carrey
  • Team: Denver Broncos
  • Athlete: J.J. Watt of Houston Texans

Most Admired Person: "John Wayne (The Duke) because you darn know why!"

Hobbies: fishing, hunting, video games

Personal: Parents are Kevin Bracken and Shelly Glidden ... Sisters are Megan Bracken and Amelia Glidden ... Childen ae Beckham Bracken and Cardin Bracken.