Explore Rico's story below.
February 4, 1981
While serving his third tour in Iraq in 2007, Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman was wounded by an IED which required having his left leg amputated above the knee. During rehab in San Antonio, he was encouraged to try sled hockey. After saying no more than a handful of times, he finally gave in and has never left the sport since.
Roman made his Paralympic debut in 2014 in Sochi, where he helped his teammates take gold in the sled hockey final. In 2018 in PyeongChang, he and Team USA took gold again. Now, as he looks forward to his third Paralympic appearance in Beijing, Roman can’t help but take motivation from all the kids he helps when they show up to sled hockey camps. Seeing their excitement on the ice—and especially their smiles—really fires him up.
“I would like to finish renovating my vintage camper trailer, then use my Tundra to take it on adventures across the country – there are so many beautiful places in America I can’t wait to discover.”
“The Tundra’s bed is great for stinky hockey gear, and for all the other things I use to cross-train, like my bike and cross-country ski.”
With a powerful 5.7-liter V8 and overbuilt drivetrain, properly equipped 2021 Tundras can tow over 10,000 lbs. And, of course, each Tundra is assembled with pride in the great state of Texas. They say that true strength endures, and we’re here to prove it.