Chad Ohmer

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Family
Wife Renae, daughter Emma
Residence
United States
Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national], USA

General interest

Hobbies
All-terrain vehicle drag racing, spending time with family, fishing, hunting, skiing. (Atvdragracer.com, 08 Aug 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in archery for Team Semper Fi, a team for wounded US veterans. (dvidshub.net, 02 Mar 2013)
Impairment
He was serving a second tour with the US Marines in Afghanistan in 2012 when he was injured by an improvised explosive device [IED]. He was trying to pull an injured soldier to safety following an initial IED blast, when a second device went off and blew him and the injured soldier into the air. He sustained extensive tissue loss and had to have his left leg reattached. (aspendailynews.com, 19 Nov 2015; paralympic.org, 20 Nov 2015;aherousa.com, 01 Aug 2012; dvidshub.net, 02 Mar 2013)
Other information
MILITARY CAREER
He served in the US Marines from 2009 to 2015. "Ever since I was little, I always wanted to be a marine. Everybody always played army men, but I always played marines." (dvidshub.net, 02 Mar 2013; Atvdragracer.com, 08 Aug 2015)