Athlete Year of Birth: 1980
Athlete Place of Birth: Grand Haven, MI
Athlete Weight: 59kg
Athlete Height: 165 cm / 5ft 5
Athlete Lives: United States
WTS Ranking: No Ranking
ITU Points List:: No Ranking
In 2004, Melissa lost her left leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq, and her life was forever changed. Stockwell has found support in the form of her Chicago-based paratriathlon club, Dare2trr. Stockwell, the first American woman to lose a limb in active combat, also competed in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
Athlete Language: English
Athlete Other Sports: She competed in swimming at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and she handcycled the 2005 New York Marathon.
Athlete Education: Bachelor\'s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado in Boulder. A certificate in prosthetics from Century College in Minnesota, and soon to be a certified prosthetist.
Athlete Hobbies: Reading, travelling.
Athlete Children: Partner Brian, son Dallas 
Athlete Proudest Moment: Outside triathlon, making the 2008 Paralympic swim team and carrying the American flag into closing ceremonies at the Paralympics. Inside triathlon, winning my division at the 2009 Chicago triathlon.
Athlete Coach: Mike Durner, CTS