10170-Eric Hollen photo


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Meg, daughters Payten and Rian
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Higher education
Psychology - East Tennessee State University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was accepted into the national shooting team in 2004.
Why this sport?
He had been a tactical shooter when he served with the US Army and thought his ability would transfer to the sport after his accident.
Name of coach
Bob Foth [national], USA

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Real athletes persevere." (, 08 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the Paralympic Athlete of the Year in 2010 and 2011 by USA Shooting . (, 08 Mar 2012)

He received the Fair Play Award at the 2010 World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, after calling a 10-point deduction against himself for accidentally firing a shot above his target. (, 02 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives
His daughter Payten has competed in skiing at junior level in United States of America. (, 08 Mar 2012)
In 2001 he was working at his horse farm in Tennessee, United States of America, when his tractor tipped over and pinned him to the ground. He sustained dislocations of his third and fourth lumbar vertebrae [back] resulting in quadriplegia, a ruptured diaphragm, a broken pelvis and a torn aorta. (, 27 Oct 2014;, 09 Sep 2012;, 08 Mar 2012;, 09 Feb 2012)
Other information
In 2014 he graduated with a master's degree in social work counselling from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 20 Dec 2014;, 17 Mar 2011)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 50m Free Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-21 39
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2010-07-23 14
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-08-30 14
P4 - Mixed 50 m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2012-09-06 23
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 21