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Josh Hargis

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Taylor, two sons Whalen and Lowell
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey as part of his rehabilitation.
Why this sport?
A physical therapist suggested he try the sport after his injury. "It helped me forget that I didn't have legs anymore. As soon as you get in the sled, you get on the ice, you start moving around, it's freeing. You completely forget about your disability."
Club / Team
Nashville Sled Preds: United States
Name of coach
David Hoff [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Awards and honours
He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for his service in the US military. (warriorshootbanquetfundraiser.com, 18 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (nbcnews.com, 08 May 2018)
Impairment
He lost both legs due to an explosion during his military service in Afghanistan in 2013. (nbcnews.com, 08 May 2018)