Personal Info

  • Had his left leg amputated above the knee when injured by an improvised explosive device while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in February 2007
  • Purple Heart recipient
  • Introduced to sled hockey by “Operation Comfort,” an organization dedicated to assisting injured U.S. service personnel at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas
  • Member of the San Antonio Rampage sled hockey club team from 2009-16
    • Head coach, Lonnie Hannah, is a former U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team member
    • Helped the Dallas Stars capture the 2012 USA Hockey Sled Classic Division A Championship, presented by the NHL
  • Played football during his senior year at Alpha (Ore.) High School in 1999-2000 
  • Lists the Dallas Stars as his favorite NHL team

Lifestyle Questions

What is your favorite USA Hockey moment?
Skating alongside my teammates and the U.S. Women's National Team in Times Square 100 days before the Sochi Olympic Winter Games 

Who is your favorite super hero?

What is your favorite movie/TV show?
Django Unchained/Walking Dead

Who is your favorite actor/actress?
Robert De Niro/Sofia Vergara

What are your favorite professional and college teams/athletes?
San Francisco 49ers, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

What's your favorite meal?
Chillekillas-eggs, jalapeños, cheese, tortilla mix

What's your favorite magazine/Book?
Field & Stream/Chief Joseph

What's your favorite music and artist?
Rock, hip hop, rap, bachata, salsa. Los Tigeras del Norte. Lynyrd Skynyrd/Simple Man

Do you have any hobbies?
Hunting, working on older cars, wheelchair basketball

What's your favorite workout?
power clean, circuit training, crossfit

What are your career goals?
I have been working with the USOC as a sports coordinator for wounded athletes. I would like to continue doing that.

What's your favorite vehicle?
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass T-Top because I have one