Name: Steve Cash
2014 Paralympic Event: Sled hockey
DOB: May 9, 1989
Birthplace: Overland, Mo.
Hometown: Overland, Mo.
Current Residence: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Ritenour High School (St. Louis, Mo.) ‘07
College: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Business Administration ‘15
Club Team: Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) St. Louis Blues
- Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, gold; did not allow a goal in five contests, stopping all 33 shots including a penalty shot attempt in the gold medal game
- Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, bronze
- Four-time International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship medalist, gold (2009, 2012), silver (2013), bronze (2008); named to All-Tournament Team (2012)
- Six-time IPC World Sledge Hockey Challenge medalist, gold (2009, 2012), silver (2007, Nov. 2011, 2013), bronze (April 2011)
- Two-time Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship finalist, 1st (2010), 3rd (2011)
- 2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup, 1st place
- Nine-time U.S. National Sled Hockey Team member (2005-2014)
- Made 895 saves over 86 games from the start of his first season through last season
Steve Cash is a key resource in goal for the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. Cash, whose right leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma (bone cancer) at age three, started his sled hockey career with the Disabled Athlete Sports Association St. Louis Blues in 2004 and made his first U.S. Sled Hockey National Team in 2005. Since then, he has helped Team USA to a Paralympic gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and a bronze at the Torino 2006 Games, as well as two world championship titles in 2009 and 2012. In 2009, he was named the USOC’s Paralympic SportsMan of the Year. Following the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, in which he was named the tournament’s MVP for stopping all 33 shots over five games, Cash was awarded an ESPY for Best Male Athlete with a Disability. Cash still plays for the Blues, having helped the team to back-to-back USA Hockey Adult Sled Hockey National Championship titles in 2012 and 2013.