USA’s Men's Sitting Volleyball Team
James Stuck is a member of Team USA’s Men's Sitting Volleyball Team. He made the team in 2006 after spending nearly a year in Walter Reed Army Medical Center in rehabilitation recovering from losing part of his leg and other injuries in a 2005 IED attack in Kirkuk, Iraq. Stuck, a purple heart, achieved his status on the team as a setter and won The 2012 Sitting Male Athlete of the Year. Off the court, Stuck is a husband and also a dad to his two sons.
Sports as a subculture
Social Interaction/ Competition
The game keeps the basic rules for volleyball, the main difference for the sport is you play sitting down. Sitting Volleyball isn't just for people who were disabled, but for everybody. Organizers wanted to get people with disabilities and the able-bodied involved. "It still shows them that if something happens to them, someday, they can still be competitive. They can still play high-level sports, or they can still be active." For Stuck, he loves competing and still getting that "rush of adrenaline" when he is on the court.