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  • Volleyball icon Started playing sitting volleyball in 2011
  • Volleyball icon Started with the U.S. National Sitting Team A2 program


  • Medal 2019 Parapan American Games - Silver
  • flag icon 2018 Exhibitions vs Canada at USAV Open Nationals
  • flag icon 2018 Dutch Tournament

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Left below-the-knee amputation, Injury suffered November 2016 while in Iraq on military duty
  • Volleyball icon Was an Apache helicopter mechanic in the Army before starting to play sitting volleyball
  • Volleyball icon Now retired from the Army and spends his days at the lake fishing. "I go fishing eight days a week."
  • Volleyball icon Born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Kevin Bracken and Shelly Glidden, Sisters' names are Megan Bracken and Amelia Glidden, Children's names are Beckham Bracken and Cardin Bracken


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  • What was the happiest moment of your life?"The birth of my two boys (Beckham and Cardin)."
  • What did your path to the U.S. Sitting Volleyball National Team look like?"Sitting volleyball was a means of therapy when I was in recovery at San Antonio Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas."