He is best known for his appearance in the 2005 film Murderball.Zupan was also a part of the 2008 United States gold winning team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. "I had independence, I was in school and now I [had competition again].". Zupan's accident happened 13 years ago, in October 1993, when he was 18. In the first season of Nitro Circus, he made a brief appearance in episode 11. When the rescue team finally got him out of the canal, he was unconscious. Zupan spoke about his injury and how he has gone on with his life since becoming a quadriplegic and being restricted to a wheelchair.

The day of the accident, his father was at his soccer game. Zupan has incomplete quadriplegia a… "One of my best friends in the world, he’s responsible just for me still being alive, still being who I am. Zupan's Flugtag adventure was chronicled in an ESPN.com story by writer Mary Buckheit.

He played varsity football and soccer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, earning him a scholarship to Florida Atlantic University. The day of the accident, his father was at his soccer game. Before taking off, the tanks triggered, launching him off of the ramp and into the lake. ", I interviewed Mark Zupan. Zupan was taken to a trauma hospital where he was immediately taken to surgery. Zupan ended his talk by discussing how much his life had changed. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

He did not develop a liking for the game right away. Mark Zupan, captain of the U.S. Quadriplegic Rugby Team and star of the critically acclaimed documentary Murderball, spoke at Hamilton on October 16. He is best known for his appearance in the 2005 film Murderball.Zupan was also a part of the 2008 United States gold winning team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

"I had the most 'relatives' you could ever imagine," said Zupan. Zupan, now a civil engineer in Austin, has become one of the premiere quad rugby players in the U.S. He was also in the movie Jackass Number Two, in a skit called "Lake Jump", where his wheelchair was rigged up with carbon dioxide tanks and pushed off a ramp by Chris Pontius. He went back to school and transferred to Georgia Tech, where he discovered quadriplegic rugby. Would you like Wikipedia to always look as professional and up-to-date? Mark Zupan: Suffering from a spinal injury due to an accident, Mark Zupan was introduced to the sport at Jackson Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital. Mark Zupan. He spent three months in a rehab hospital.

Mark Zupan (born May 20, 1975) is a wheelchair rugby player and the captain of the United States wheelchair rugby team which competed in the Paralympic Games in 2004. His friend later left the bar and drove home, without ever realizing Zupan was in the back. Zupan struggled at first when he went home, but eventually was able to get his license, which he said gave him his independence back. "Now life was complete," said Zupan.

"People don't think, if something bad happens, that you can go on…but do whatever you have your sights on," said Zupan in closing. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary this year. Gimp: When Life Deals You a Crappy Hand, You Can Fold -or You Can Play -, "Murderball's Mark Zupan Takes Flight at Flugtag", "From Murderball to reluctant movie star". Join Facebook to connect with Mark Zupan and others you may know. This film, winner of the best documentary at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, treks the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Quad Rugby Team as they prepare for the 2004 Paralympic Games of Athens. He is a resident of Austin, Texas. He used to work with my dad and they became friends. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. And it has taught me about myself. When his father later talked to the fire chief he was told, "I don't know how your son is alive.". Zupan has captured four Most Valuable Player awards at tournaments held around the country and was just recently named U.S. Quad Rugby Associations Athlete of the Year. Mr. Zupan was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Zupan was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Thomas and Linda Zupan. Driving drunk, Igoe spun out and Zupan was thrown from the pickup bed, over a fence, and into a canal, where he held onto a branch for 14 hours until being discovered by a passerby. "If he had stayed," said Zupan, "life would be totally different." He played varsity football and soccer, earning him a scholarship to Florida Atlantic University. Mark Zupan was born on May 20, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Zupan was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hours later he wandered out of the bar and passed out in the back of a friend's truck.

Mark Zupan (born May 20, 1975) is a wheelchair rugby player and the captain of the United States wheelchair rugby team which competed in the Paralympic Games in 2004. He was a member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. team at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, and the gold medal-winning team at the 2008 Games. We have created a browser extension.

"[Moving so much] helped me to branch out…being put in awkward positions helped," he said. "It breaks every misconception you can have about people in wheelchairs," he said. truck was later crashed into a tree by his friend who had been drinking. Zupan has incomplete quadriplegia and is able to walk for short distances with crutches.[2]. His first time out of the hospital, on a visit with his family, resulted in the realization that getting around would never be the same again; a six-inch curb posed a huge problem. Zupan was featured as a customer in TLC's Miami Ink during the first season. Zupan was featured in a 2008 episode of 30 Days in which former NFL athlete Ray Crockett used a wheelchair for 30 days and at one point attempted to play wheelchair rugby.

In 2002 he was voted Quad Rugby Player of the Year, and in 2004 he was a starter for Team USA at the Paralympics in Athens, Greece, where he led the team to a Bronze medal. "[When you're in a wheelchair] getting from point A to point B will never be a straight line," said Zupan.

Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea! Zupan said the movie answered a lot of questions. Driving drunk, Igoe spun out and Zupan was thrown from the pickup bed, over a fence, and into a canal, where he held onto a branch for 14 hours until being discovered by a passerby. He had broken his neck. The accident left Zupan with a dis- Zupan was found barely holding on to a branch in a canal with only his eyes and nose above water. On October 14, 1993 he was in an accident. He is best known for his appearance in the 2005 film Murderball. I interviewed Mark Zupan. He was a freshman at Florida Atlantic University and a starting soccer player. While he admits to having bad days, he feels that he never would have had most of the experiences he has had if he had never been in the accident. Zupan was also a part of the 2008 United States gold winning team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. The doctors informed him that he was a quadriplegic, which means he had impairment in all four limbs. As a result he has incomplete quadriplegia.

In the second season of the television show Friday Night Lights, Zupan appeared briefly in the episode "Bad Ideas" as Steve, a friend who accompanies character Jason Street to a doctor appointment. His passion for the sport started later while he was attending … In 2002 Zupan was selected for his first world championship team. To install click the Add extension button. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. He went into hypothermia and became paraplegicas a result of the accident. He said that moving five times in 13 years while growing up helped him to deal with his injury. Mark Zupan, Actor: Disconnect. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. Mark Zupan, U.S. Quadriplegic Rugby Team... How Race and Poverty Intersect With the Criminal Justice System. Photo courtesy of Mr. Jaffe. Zupan woke up later in the morning, when it was light out.

✪ Murderball | No Holds Barred Sport on Trans World Sport. Even though his ID showed he was only 18, Zupan somehow ended up with a wristband indicating he was 21 and was able to buy alcohol. My injury has led me to opportunities and experiences and friendships I would never have had before. After a soccer game on October 14, 1993, Zupan got drunk with teammates at a bar and then crawled into the back of friend Chris Igoe's truck to sleep.

His first memory was waking up, surrounded by people. This event was sponsored by the Dean of Student's Office, The President's Office and the Campus Activities Board. The hospital had a policy that only relatives could visit, but his friends found ways around that. The son of Thomas and Linda Zupan, Mark played soccer and varsity football at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and earned a scholarship to attend Florida Atlantic University.