Teammates Fondly Recall Rico Roman's Decorated Career

Farmer also appreciated the service of teammates like DeQuebec and Roman.

“This is the second time they’re representing their country,” said Farmer, 24, who played alongside Roman in the past three Paralympics and DeQuebec in the last two. “It’s an honor to play alongside them. They bring so much experience, leadership and wisdom, and it adds so much to the team.”

Roman, a forward, played in 13 career Paralympic games and served as an alternate captain during the 2022 games in Beijing. He tallied a goal and an assist in four games during the 2018 games in PyeongChang.

Roman also competed in five IPC World Championships, helping the U.S. win three gold medals and a pair of silver medals. In his last three world championship appearances, he contributed four points at each tournament.

Additionally, Roman played for Team USA in nine Para Hockey Cup tournaments, where he helped the U.S. win six championships.

“Just being able to call him a teammate,” DeQuebec said. “That experience of camaraderie and brotherhood … to build together, and what we were able to accomplish, I’ll cherish that forever. We’ll walk together forever as champions.”

The last one might be the most significant, as Roman helped the U.S. down rival Canada in March for the country’s unprecedented fourth consecutive Paralympic gold medal.

“I’m sure it means the world to have gotten a win in his final game ever,” Farmer said. “That’s something that every competitive athlete dreams about.”

Story from Red Line Editorial, Inc.


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