Name: Chris Seilkop
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-6
Birthplace: DeLand, Fla.
Hometown: Victoria, Texas
High School: Father Lopez High School
Paralympic Experience
  • 2016: Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (8th Place)
  • 2004: Paralympic Games in Athens (6th place)
  • 2000: Paralympics Games in Sydney (4th place)
  • 1996: Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (4th place)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018: World ParaVolley World Championship (8th)
  • 2006: Sitting World Championship (9th place)
  • 2002: Sitting World Championship (9th place)
  • 2002: Para-Standing Volleyball World Championships (5th)
  • 1998: Para-Standing Volleyball World Championships (4th place)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 – ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
  • 2015 – ParaVolley Beach Standing Volleyball Challenge (Silver)
  • 2007 – Parapan American Games (Silver)
  • 2003 – Parapan American Games (Gold)
  • 1999 – Para-Standing Volleyball Parapan Am Open (Silver)
  • 1997 – Para-Standing Volleyball Parapan Am Open (Gold)
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  • Started all six matches during the 2016 Intercontinental Cup
  • Led the team in scoring during the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens
  • Named the 2004 Paralympian of the Year
  • Named “Most Valuable Player” of the 2003 Parapan American Games
  • Named “Most Outstanding Hitter” of 2003 Parapan American Games
  • 1999 Pan American Games Most Outstanding Blocker in Montreal
  • Named “Most Outstanding Blocker” at the 1998 World Championship
  • Named to the All-Tournament team at the 1997 Pan American Open
  • Inducted into the YMCA Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2006
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  • Joined USA Volleyball in 1995 as a member of the U.S. Standing Disabled Volleyball Team
  • Competed in four Paralympic Games spanning two decades
  • Became an amputee at age 7, after an accident with a lawn mower that severely damaged his right leg below the knee
  • Inspired to try volleyball after watching current U.S. Women’s National Team coach Karch Kiraly win a gold medal during the 1984 Olympics
  • Manages a youth volleyball league and trains high school players
Personal: Hobbies include golf and renovating historic houses