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Dan Regan attacks against Iran during a men's sitting volleyball match
Dan Regan attacks against Iran during their match at the World Super 6 tournament in Tabriz.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 23, 2018) – The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team will play Germany for fifth place in their final match of the World ParaVolley World Super 6 on Tuesday in Tabriz, Iran.

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team, which is missing five players from its roster, is 0-5. Germany is 1-4.

In their match against Germany on April 21, the U.S. fell, 25-15, 28-26, 25-16. Patrick Young paced the U.S. scoring with 10 points on eight kills, one block and one ace. James Stuck added nine points and Eric Duda had eight, including three blocks. View full statistics vs. Germany

On April 22, the U.S. fell to Russia, 25-22, 25-16, 26-24. Duda led the scoring with 10 points on eight kills and two aces. Dan Regan added six points on six kills. View full statistics vs. Russia

The U.S. Men filed a formal protest following the match, submitting video evidence that Russia had been given an extra point in the third set. But the match result was upheld.

On Monday, the United States fell to host Iran, which includes 8-foot-1 Morteza Mehrzadselakjani on its roster, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17. Duda led the scoring with seven points on seven kills. Zach Upp added six points on five kills and one block.  View full statistics vs Iran

The United States led 13-12 in the first set, but Iran, ranked No. 1 in the world, came back with a 13-1 run to win the set and never again trailed. 

World ParaVolley has been streaming Super 6 matches live on its Facebook page. The fifth-place match against Germany is scheduled to begin at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning CT.

World ParaVolley World Super 6
April 19-24, 2018 in Tabriz, Iran

U.S. Men’s Sitting National Team
No. Name (Position, Height, Hometown)

2. Dan Regan (MB, 6-0, Edmond, Okla.)
5. Eric Duda (OH, 6-5, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
8. James Stuck (MB, 6-5, New Kensington, Pa.)
12. Patrick Young (OH, 6-4, Albuquerque, N.M.)
13. Charlie Swearingen (OH, 6-3, Gulfport, Miss.)
14. John Kremer (L, 5-9, Buford, Ga.)
17. Zach Upp (Opp, 6-5, Bartlett, Ill.)

Head Coach: Greg Walker
Assistant Coach: Joe Skinner
Assistant Coach: Kyle Homeyer
Team Leader: Elliot Blake
Athletic Trainer: Brian Farr

Competition Schedule (All times local)
April 19

Ukraine def Germany, 25-13, 25-18, 25-12
Bosnia & Herzegovina def USA, 25-15, 25-16, 25-23
Iran def Russia, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17

April 20
Ukraine def USA, 25-18, 25-14, 25-18
Russia def Germany, 25-18, 25-20, 25-15
Iran def Bosnia & Herzegovina, 22-25, 25-17, 25-29, 22-25, 15-13

April 21
Iran def Ukraine, 25-14, 25-18, 25-218
Germany def USA, 25-15, 28-26, 25-16
Russia def Bosnia & Herzegovina, 26-24, 11-25, 25-23, 25-21

April 22
Iran def Germany, 25-13, 25-12, 25-15
Russia def USA, 25-22, 25-16, 26-24
Bosnia & Herzegovina def Ukraine, 25-23, 25-19, 25-22

April 23
Russia def Ukraine, 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22
Bosnia & Herzegovina def Germany, 25-18, 25-22, 25-19
Iran def USA, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17

April 24
10 a.m. 5th place match
3 p.m. Bronze final
6 p.m. Gold final