My name is Dylan Bader and I was born without my right forearm a little below my elbow. I am 22 years old from New York, NY and I think that I would be a great fit on the team.

I started playing hockey when I was 5 years old. Little did I know that this sport would bring me from living at home in New York to places like Lake Placid NY, Waterville Valley New Hampshire, Toronto Ontario and Tottenham Ontario. I’ve spent the last few years competing at a very high level. I had opportunity to play minor professionally this year but I decided that I needed to look towards my future and I am going to go to school in January.

Beside my regular hockey career, I have also played for the US National Amputee Hockey Team. There are players from different walks of life and are all great guys.

Since walking away from my “competitive” hockey career I have started doing Crossfit. Working out has always been a passion of mine and I have really been enjoying not only the sport but the camaraderie my box has given me and I try to give back. Although I haven’t competed yet, I really look forward to it. My passion and work ethic is second to none and I take great pride in that.

I also started competing in OCR. I did the Men’s Fitness City Challenge and the Urban Mudder this past summer and am doing the Spartan Sprint at Fenway next weekend. And in 2016 I will get the Spartan Trifecta.

Being born without just a forearm I know how fortunate I am. I didn’t lose anything and everyday I am so grateful that God has blessed me with such a amazing life and opportunity. I am a humble person, but people find me inspirational. The real people who inspire me are those who have lost limbs, or abilities they used to have and have had to adapt and overcome their obstacles. But, if me performing can help shed light to these real heroes even though I was just born like this I would really like a chance to help achieve this.


  • To compete in a able body Crossfit comp.
  • To compete in a adaptive athlete Crossfit comp.
  • To train as hard as possible but smart.
  • To stay active in my social media to inspire and motivate
  • To be the best part of I am Adaptive as I possibly can.
The most valuable thing I have learned in my Adaptive Journey is to be patient, and never never ever give up or accept defeat. Phil 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I’m Dylan Bader, 22, born and raised NYC. Ive played competitive hockey since I was 5. Played Junior A the last 4 years in upstate NY, NH, and Toronto/ Tottenham ON Canada. Going to school in January, not really sure what degree. I’m looking for yet. Hopeful to get my L1 and help people achieve their fitness goals.

Find out more about Dylan and his journey here!

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