Mark Zupan

"Murderball: Smashing Stereotypes"

Q & A to follow presentation

A limited number of Mark Zupan’s book, "GIMP: The Story Behind the Star of Murderball", will be available for purchase at the event.

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Firstenburg Student Commons
Free & open to the public


If you have reserved seats for this event, please be seated by 7 p.m. Doors will open to the general public to fill any remaining seats promptly at 7 p.m.

Mark Zupan event flyer (PDF)


Mark Zupan is the star of the film Murderball, the critically-acclaimed winner of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival's Documentary Audience Award.  Paralyzed in a car accident during college, Zupan began playing quad rugby soon after. In 2004 he led team USA to a bronze medal at the Paralympics in Athens, Greece, and most recently, won gold as part of the USA team at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008.

Mark Zupan’s ability to survive hypothermia and quadriplegia to become a Georgia Tech graduate, civil engineer, two time quad rugby national champion, 2004 quad rugby player of the year, and a world-class Olympic athlete reflect his passion and positive attitude.

A talented author and speaker, Zupan “smashes” stereotypes and shows that everyone is capable of accomplishing amazing feats.

Mark Zupan video

More information about Mark Zupan.


Firstenburg Student Commons
Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686

Parking and directions

Free Parking will be available in Orange Lot 2.

Directions and campus map.

Disability accommodations

If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations for this event, please list in your RSVP submission or contact the event coordinator, Bola Majekobaje 360-546-9568 or

Sponsored by Student Diversity Office