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ELLIOTT Noah
Sport Para snowboard
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthSt. Louis, MO, USA
Height1.68 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL1
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Skylar
Residence
Park City, UT, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Public Speaker
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para snowboarding in 2015/16 in Colorado, United States of America, through the Sunshine Kids Foundation. Prior to losing his leg he had been a skateboarder since seven.
Why this sport?
He was initially exposed to Para snowboarding after watching the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi during his treatment. Although he had initially wanted to get back into skateboarding, after he met US Para snowboarder Brenna Huckaby at a cancer group trip he was inspired to switch to snowboarding. He became more inspired after watching another US Para snowboarder, Mike Schultz, on television talking about his prosthetic leg. "When I was in treatment I was watching [Keith] Gabel, [Evan] Strong and [Mike] Shea [competing in Sochi]. Experiencing that moment and going through treatment while they stood on that podium inspired me to work towards getting back on a board but this time a snowboard. Brenna had the same cancer as me but decided to amputate her leg early on because it was so severe that it was really her only option to successfully survive treatment. So, they amputated her leg and she started snowboarding. I was like, 'OK, it is possible.' A few weeks after they cut off my leg I was watching TV in my room and randomly this talk show came on. Here's this guy, Mike Schultz, talking about his prosthetic and sharing his story and I was like,'No way, that's the leg I need.' I was thinking back to Brenna and sent her a message asking what leg she used, and she said, 'You need to talk to Mike.' All these dots were connecting."
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Cup
Location
New Zealand
General Interest
Nicknames
Sendy (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Skateboarding, snowboarding, fishing, camping, hiking, travel, exercising, cooking, spending time outdoors, playing the guitar. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His daughter. (dailyjournalonline.com, 22 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Our success is challenged by the way we live. Success is turning dreams into commitments, grow your roots and go." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at multiple Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)
Impairment
At age 17 his left leg was amputated above the knee due to a form of bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. He had been diagnosed a year earlier, and after a year of chemotherapy and a complete knee replacement, his body rejected the replacement and he made the decision to have the leg amputated. (discovernac.org, 2016, gofundme.com, 2016)
Other information
INSPIRATION
He says his biggest motivation to move on after the amputation of his leg was his daughter Skylar, who was five months old when he was initially diagnosed. "One of the hardest parts that reminded me when I was on snow, what I was doing and why I was there, was leaving Skylar behind. I had her at such a young age. Skateboarding may have been a leading factor [in taking up snowboarding] but the thing that finished the journey was her. I am doing this not for me but for her. I would snowboard as long as I could. I would skip lunch and just go, go, go because I knew what I was working towards." (dailyjournalonline.com, 22 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
1 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 51.90
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:12.32
2 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:18.92