Josh PaulsJosh Pauls, a native of Green Brook, NJ was born with a condition known as tibial hemimelia which resulted in him having his legs amputated at the knee at ten months old. He was named the youngest member of the 2008-09 US National Sled Hockey Team and has been a part of four world championship teams (2009, 2012, 2015, 2019) and three Paralympic gold medal-winning teams at Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, and Pyeongchang 2018. Prior to the Games in 2018, Josh was named the youngest captain in team history at 21 and continues to serve in that capacity.

Away from the rink, Josh has found success as a keynote speaker. Speaking on topics such as disability awareness, overcoming adversity, and leadership as well as coaching local hockey teams in St. Louis, he is committed to making an lasting impact on the game of hockey. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his fiancée Katie.