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Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Currently ranked 31st in the world with partner Billy Allen
  • Volleyball icon Tied for 18th with Billy Allen in provisional Olympic ranking
  • Volleyball icon Stafford and Billy Allen also partnered in 2017
  • Volleyball icon Former partners include: Casey Patterson (2018-19); Mark Burik (2016); Todd Rogers (2015); Sean Rosenthal (2015); Will Montgomery (2014); Derek Olson (2014); Adrian Carambula (2013-2014); Casey Jennings (2013); Evan Engle (2011-12)
  • Volleyball icon International debut was in 2010 on the NORCECA tour; first FIVB event was 2013
  • Volleyball icon Has partnered with two Olympic gold medalists: Todd Rogers and Dain Blanton (AVP tour)
  • Volleyball icon Has two career gold medals on the NORCECA Tour
  • Volleyball icon Member of the 2009 USAV U26 High Performance Team

Events

  • flag 2020 FIVB Doha - T17th with Billy Allen
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Sydney - Bronze with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 NORCECA Aguascalientes - 8th with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB Xiamen - T17th with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB Itapema - T25th with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB Ostrava - T17th with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB World Championships - T9th with with Billy Allen
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Edmonton - Bronze with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB Moscow - T25th with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB Jurmala - T5th with Billy Allen
  • flag 2019 FIVB Chetumal - T25th with Billy Allen
  • Medal Top 2018 FIVB finish was in Tokyo, bronze with Casey Patterson

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1985
  • Volleyball icon Married to Julie (Motz) Slick; they have a son (Edison) two daughters (Delaney and Camille)
  • Volleyball icon Currently lives in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
  • Volleyball icon Played club volleyball at the University of Minnesota, and was the club president three years
  • Volleyball icon Suffered a partially detached retina in his left eye in 2017, which is why he wars protective goggles while playing
  • Volleyball icon Was selected to the Minnesota All-State Choir twice in high school
  • On playing with so many Olympians (as told on the Sandcast podcast)"I might have to do some fact checking. But I think I’ve played with more Olympians than anyone else. I played with Dain [Blanton], retired him, put him out to pasture. I played with Rogie (Todd Rogers) in his last event, so I retired him. I played with Rosie (Sean Rosenthal), I played with Casey (Patterson), I played with Adrian (Carambula), who wasn’t an Olympian at the time, but he is now. And then I played with Reid Priddy. That’s another thing I might have a record for: I have a lot of partners too.”