Rico
Roman

Never Quitting by Any Means

Explore Rico's story below.

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Sport

Sled Hockey

Born

February 4, 1981

Hometown

Portland, OR

Olympic Games

2014, 2018

Vehicle

Tundra

Rico's Paralympic Journey

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.

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I really hope people see the possibilities their life can hold, rather than thinking life is holding them back.
Road to Beijing

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.

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RICO'S TUNDRA

Built for the long haul.

“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.”

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Room for all of it.

“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.”

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Tundra Stats

8800

381

1530

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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.

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