Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Men’s Sitting Team Makes Strides at Worlds

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team has made significant progress at the World Championships, showcasing their growth and development. Although they may not have achieved the desired outcome, their achievements in a relatively short period are commendable.

U.S. Team Performance at World Championships

At this year’s World Championships, the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team finished in eighth place, their best result to date. Despite losses to Russia and China in the classification matches, the team demonstrated their determination and resilience.

Standout Performances

During the tournament, Eric Duda was recognized as the Best Receiver, highlighting his exceptional skills. Additionally, the team’s starters, including Chris Seilkop, Zach Upp, Roderick Green, JDee Marinko, James Stuck, Eric Duda, and John Kremer, showcased their talent and contributed to the team’s performance.

Match Statistics

Against Russia, Duda, Seilkop, Upp, Marinko, and Stuck displayed their attacking prowess, securing kills for the team. Seilkop and Stuck also showcased their defensive skills with blocks. In the match against China, Duda, Stuck, Upp, Marinko, and Seilkop continued to demonstrate their offensive capabilities.

Final Standings

The final standings for the Men’s Sitting Team at the World Championships are as follows:

  1. Iran
  2. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  3. Brazil
  4. Ukraine
  5. Russia
  6. Egypt
  7. China
  8. USA
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Germany
  11. Netherlands
  12. Poland
  13. Croatia
  14. Iraq
  15. Japan
  16. Rwanda
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The Team Roster

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team consisted of skilled athletes hailing from various locations:

  • Travis Ricks (L, 5-7, San Diego, Calif.)
  • Dan Regan (MB, 6-0, Edmond, Okla.)
  • Nicholas Dadgostar (OH/S/DS, 6-0, Sidney, Neb.)
  • Eric Duda (OH, 6-5, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • James Stuck (MB, 6-5, New Kensington, Pa.)
  • Roderick Green (MB, 6-3, West Monroe, La.)
  • Patrick Young (OH, 6-4, Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Charlie Swearingen (OH, 6-3, Gulfport, Miss.)
  • John Kremer (L, 5-9, Buford, Ga.)
  • Chris Seilkop (OH/MB, 6-6, DeLand, Fla.)
  • Zach Upp (Opp, 6-5, Bartlett, Ill.)
  • J. Dee Marinko (OH, 6-4, Norman, Okla.)

The team was led by Head Coach Greg Walker, supported by Assistant Coaches Joe Skinner and Kyle Homeyer. Katie King served as the Athletic Trainer, while Dixie Collins took charge as the Team Leader. Galen Dodd and David Dantes held the positions of Technical Coordinators.

Match Schedule and Results

The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team faced tough competition throughout the tournament. Here is an overview of their match schedule and results:

Venlo, Netherlands

  • July 15: China def USA, 25-13, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23
  • July 16: USA def Rwanda, 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 15-17

Eindhoven, Netherlands

  • July 18: USA def Netherlands, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23
  • July 19: Brazil def USA, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23

The Hague

  • July 21: Classification Russia def USA, 25-15, 25-16, 25-9
  • July 22: Classification China def USA, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21


Q1: What was the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team’s best result at the World Championships?
A1: The U.S. Men’s Sitting Team achieved their best result to date, finishing in eighth place.

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Q2: Who was named the Best Receiver at the tournament?
A2: Eric Duda received the prestigious title of the tournament’s Best Receiver.

Q3: Who were the starters for the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team in matches against Russia and China?
A3: The starters for the U.S. team in these matches were Chris Seilkop, Zach Upp, Roderick Green, JDee Marinko, James Stuck, Eric Duda, and John Kremer.


Despite not achieving the desired outcome, the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team showcased their progress and determination at the World Championships. Led by Head Coach Greg Walker, the team put up a commendable performance, with standout players such as Eric Duda and Chris Seilkop. Moving forward, the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team will continue to rise and inspire fans with their dedication and skills.

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