Name: Travis David Ricks
Position: Libero
Sport: Sitting Volleyball
Discipline(s): Sitting Volleyball
Height: 5-7
Weight: 165
Birthplace: Pocatella, Idaho
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Clairemont High School
College: CSU San Marcos
World Championship Experience
  • 2018: World ParaVolley World Championships (8th)
  • 2014: ParaVolley World Championships (10th Place)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
  • 2015: Parapan American Games (Silver)
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  • At 17 years old, Travis was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his right knee. He beat the cancer through a knee replacement and eight months of chemotherapy, but the surgery resulted in a series of staph infections. After 16 surgeries and two additional knee replacements, Travis decided to have the leg amputated
  • Appeared in a television commercial during Super Bowl 49
  • He works for a non-profit called Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps people with physical disabilities participate in sports by funding competitions, training or adaptive equipment
  • Travis' hobbies include triathlons and coaching high school wrestling
Personal: Graduated from CSU San Marcos in 2007 with a bachelors degree in biological studies...The person he admires most is his high school wrestling coach, Gerald Knuppel, because, “He taught me how to be a man, give my all in sports and never compromise my morals or philosophy for the win.”