Team USAWheelchair Curling
Tomah Senior High School (Tomah, Wisc.) ‘03 University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire '08, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Born in Janesville, WI in 1985...Moved around a few years before settling down in Tomah, WI when he was 8 years old...Dan is the middle child with two sisters and was adopted and raised by Mike and Nancy Roush and gained two brothers in the process...He grew up playing hockey and is still close friends with many of his teammates...Dan joined the U.S. Army Reserves after graduating high school in 2003 and went on to get a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2008...He volunteered for a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 as a combat engineer doing route clearance...Seven months into the deployment his truck was hit by an IED and the resulting injuries left Dan paralyzed from the chest down...Luckily, he was the worst injured in the truck, and his driver and gunner also survived...During his rehabilitation, Dan was introduced to a variety of adaptive sports...The sense of community and influence of positive minded individuals is what pulled Dan out of the struggles of dealing with a life altering injury and made his life worth living again...Dan moved to Denver in 2016 and married his partner Lisa in 2019...After attending a Veterans Curling Camp in 2019, Dan was selected to the Developmental Program and later made the National Team in 2021 and 2022.
- First made the National Team in 2021