Army Staff Sgt. Jen Lee

 


 

Event: Sled Hockey
Age: 27
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
College: University of Incarnate Word, Chaminade University
Career field: Aviation

SSG Jen Lee discovered sled hockey while rehabilitating from a 2009motorcycle accident and worked his way into a spot in goal for theU.S. Paralympic sled hockey squad that will compete at the 2014Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. An above the left kneeamputee, he rehabbed with Operation Comfort at Brooke Army MedicalHospital in San Antonio, where the journey began. Along the way,Lee helped Team USA secure gold and silver medals at the 2012 and2013 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships. He also is a mainstayin goal for the San Antonio Rampage sled hockey team

“I think a lot of my friends from back in high school in San Francisco will be saying, ‘Hey, you can be one of the first Paralympic representatives from our school.’ Operation Comfort started me. There are so many people to name who want us to be there. To them, it’s like a big accomplishment as well.”

Career Highlights:

    2013         Silver2013 Silver medal, Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships,     
                      Goyang City, South Korea
    2013         Silver medal, World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Toronto, Ontario,
                      Canada
    2013         Helped Team USA win USA Hockey Sled Cup, Indian Trail, N.C.
    2012         Gold medal, Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, Hamar,  
                      Norway
    2011         Third place, World Sledge Hockey Challenge, London, Ontario, 
                      Canada
    2011         Third place, Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships, Nagano, 
                      Japan
    2006-07   Played basketball for Chaminade University
    2004         Named Most Inspirational Player on Westmoor basketball team
    2003         Helped Westmoor win district track & field title
    2003         Named Most Improved Player on Westmoor basketball team