Hometown: San Diego, CA
What makes Parker tick?
Describe yourself in three words:
Fun, intense, and weird
Why are sports important to you?
It’s something fun for me to do to keep me in shape and the bond with my fellow teammates is like no other I could ever experience.
What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Being able to play with professional players from the Gulls an AHL team.
What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I have hockey at six in the morning on Saturdays, then, often times, I go surfing or sailing during the rest of the day. During the school week, I try and be active whenever I can by doing pushups, sit-ups and adding cardio like bike rides, paddles, and basketball.
Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
I listen to music in the car on my way to the ice rink and I put my pads on the same way every time and I shoot from half ice and score in my own mat at the start of every practice.
What is your favorite off-season activity?
I play sled hockey all year long, but fill my free time with other sports like wheelchair basketball, sailing, paddling, surfing, biking, swimming and wake boarding.
Who do you admire most?
Steve Cash, sled hockey goalie for team USA
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Playing a game on a professional sled hockey team.
What is your favorite quote:
The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come
What is your favorite food?
What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
DO IT !!!