Name: Nicholas Dadgostar
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Position: Outside hitter/ Setter/ Defensive specialist
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)
Other Career Highlights
  • A member of the U.S. team that finished second at the 2017 ParaVolley Pan American Championships in Montreal
  • 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
  • Lost his legs after he was hit by a boat while swimming near St. Croix while on vacation
Personal: Parents are Mohammad and Doris Dadgostar... Brother is Michael Dadgostar... Sisters are Lori Houghton and Donna Denhim... Married to Stephanie Dadgostar... Children are Kameron Dadgostar (2002) and Laurel Dadgostar (2008)... Enjoys spaghetti and meatballs, progressive rock music and The Green Book... He most admires his brother Michael because "he had taught me how to keep pushing forward even when everything is pushing you back."