Birth year: 1992
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
College: Rose State College
Current residence: Guthrie, Okla.
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2013 – ParaVolley Pan American Sitting Volleyball Zonal Championships in Edmond, Okla. (silver).
PERSONAL: Born Benjamin David Aman on March 26, 1992 in Tacoma, Wash. … Parents are David and Laurie Aman… Has two sisters, Jordan (1993) and Addie (1995)… Attended Ben Eilson Jr./Sr. High School… Currently attends Rose State College as a business major and plans to graduate in 2015… Joined the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team in 2012… Lost the front half of his right foot after getting it caught under a lawn mower when he was five years old… Favorite food is spaghetti… Listens to hip-hop, rap, alternative and rock music, and his favorite musical artists are Mac Miller and Macklemore… Favorite team is the New England Patriots and his favorite athlete is Danny Amendola… Hobbies include work, volleyball and friends… Ben most admires his grandpa because, “He started from nothing and showed that hard work and dedication will always succeed. He is in his 70’s now and he is still working hard and proving that you never give up on your dreams, no matter how old you are.”… The happiest moment in his life was when he graduated high school, “and all those long nights of homework and papers finally paid off.”
Updated October 2013.