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Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Canada   
Place of BirthBarrie, CAN
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power, Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Wife Marley
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para Nordic skiing in November 2015 at an identification camp in Canmore, AB, Canada. He began competing in January 2016.
Why this sport?
"I did not even know Para Nordic [skiing] was a thing, to be honest. At that time I was just starting to play sledge hockey provincially for our local team here in Sudbury, just for fun. I was sending a message to the Sudbury Accessible Sports page on Facebook. They had a picture of a [Para ice hockey] team from Ohio, but not our team. I ended up 'liking' the page, and my news feed was getting flooded with information regarding Para Nordic skiing from [coach] Patti Kitler. I kept seeing all these pictures of sit-skis, and I thought that it looked like a lot of fun. It just seemed like such a natural fit, going from ice sledge hockey to something like that."
Club / Team
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club: Sudbury, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Patti Kitler [club]; Robin McKeever [national], CAN
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Listening to music, playing video games, reading. (, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2019 World Championships in Prince George, BC, Canada. (, 17 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Elite Athlete of the Year in Sudbury, ON, Canada. (, 20 Jun 2017)
Other sports
He has Para ice hockey for the Northern Sliders in Sudbury, ON, Canada. (, 09 Feb 2016)
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 16 Jan 2018)
He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes a shortening of the lower limbs and an underdevelopment of muscles and tendons in the legs. (, 09 Feb 2016)
Other information
He works as a safety compliance and driver trainer for an employment agency in Lively, ON, Canada. (Facebook profile, 06 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:59.0
3 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 52:04.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 15km - Sitting 45:30.1
4 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:32.1
3 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:52.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 40:02.0
12 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 25:13.1
2 2018/2019 12.5km Middle - Sitting 44:45.5
  2018/2019 7.5km Sprint - Sitting  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
7 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 42:12.1
  2016/2017 10km - Sitting  DNS
1 2018/2019 Sprint - Sitting  
2 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 27:46.6
  2018/2019 15km - Sitting  DNS