Name: Nicholas Dadgostar
Position: Outside hitter/ Setter/ Defensive specialist
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Height: 6-0
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Sidney, Neb.
High School: Northwest High School (2000; Germantown, Md.)
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships (8th)

Major Competitions

  • 2019: Parapan American Games (Silver
  • 2018: Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Open Nationals; Dutch Tournament
  • 2017: ParaVolley Pan American Championships in Montreal

Physical Disability: Bilateral Below The Knee Amputee

  • While deployed by the U.S. Air Force on a presidential support mission, lost his legs after he was hit by a boat while swimming near St. Croix on April 19, 2009.

Path to the Sitting Volleyball National Team:: "After rehab I starting playing volleyball again this time in the sitting discipline for the US Air Force Team. I was recruited to the A2 development program by USA Volleyball while attending the 2014 Open championships in 2014. Rostered for the U.S. Men's National Team in 2017."

Did You Know

  • Started playing sitting volleyball with the Air Force Wounded Warriors program. Has competed in the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games
  • Served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 2012

Happiest Moment in Life: "The birth of my children (Kameron and Laurel)."


  • Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends
  • Music Type: Progressive Rock

Most Admired Person: "My father for always putting others before himself, instilling the values that I live my life by today."

Hobbies: Video games, cooking

Personal: Parents are Mohammad and Doris Dadgostar ... Brother is Michael Dadgostar and sisters are Lori Houghton and Donna Denhim ... Married to Stephanie Dadgostar and children are Kameron Dadgostar (2002) and Laurel Dadgostar (2008).

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