Austin Hinchey

Austin Hinchey

 

Austin Hinchey is a rising star in both sitting volleyball and indoor volleyball.

In sitting volleyball, Hinchey is the current captain of the Canadian national team, a position he has held since 2011. He started competing for Canada at age 15 when he attended the World Cup in 2007 for the National Standing Disabled Volleyball team. In the summer of 2010, he competed as part of the National Sitting Volleyball Team at the World Championships held in Oklahoma. He helped Canada to a bronze medal in sitting volleyball at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games.

Hinchey has also had a successful career in indoor volleyball (able-bodied) and was team captain for three seasons for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Oooks. He was named their MVP in 2012. In his fourth year, the finance student switched to the University of British Columbia where again he defied the odds to crack the roster for his final two years of college playing eligibility.

Diagnosed at 18 months old with brittle bone disease (Congenital Pseudarthosis), a rare condition affecting his left fibula and tibia below the knee, Hinchey underwent 13 surgeries in his youth and decided at age 10 to have his leg amputated below the knee. He was fitted with a prosthetic leg and launched his successful sports career.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

At Northern Alberta Institute of Technology he won the Derek Mittlestadt Award for contributions to the team in 2010 and was  named most valuable player in 2012… Helped Canada to bronze at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

A sponsored Athlete by RE7 Recovery Drink… a CIBC Team Next member…Also interested in coaching and has gained valuable experience over the past five years as he pursues his certification.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Defi Sportif 1st
2011 Parapan American Games 3rd

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3