Rico Roman, U.S. Sled Hockey Player
Being a part of Team USA is about more than the medals Rico Roman wins, it’s about the country he represents.
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Life has a way of testing your grit where it questions what you're made of. Nothing's easy, but at the end of the day, we have to dig deep and push past those points. I was in my third tour in Iraq when my vehicle was hit by an IED. I looked down, and I knew I was out of the fight. My first thought was about my guys. I didn't want them to come get me. You wouldn't want to see your brother or sister get hurt. But I know there was nothing I could tell them to not come rescue me 'cause we're family.
And they saved me. That's the thing the military teaches us. That sense of brotherhood. That sense of teamwork. And that's the same thing with hockey. We get that bond again. For military veterans like myself, that's what it's all about every day. Continue the mission, and show that we haven't been defeated.
For me, playing for Team USA has been a second chance to represent my country. I get to show my children and the world that, yeah I might have been knocked down, but I'm up, and I'm honored to be able to represent the flag.
Hey, what's up, man?
First one here, as always, brother.
What's up, Eli?
Let's do it.
We can definitely talk about Eli's shot.
Okay, let's go have some fun out here.
Go go go go go.
Two lines passing. Stick to stick.
Eight seconds left. Rico Roman takes it deep. USA wins gold!
One, two three, TEAM!
Sled-hockey vets look to represent U.S.
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