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Connor Hogan

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW9-1

Further personal information

Family
Partner Ashley
Residence
Foxborough, MA, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Business Management - Liberty University: Lynchburg, VA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to ski at an early age at Bromley Mountain in Vermont, United States of America, and began racing at age seven. "I grew up skiing at Bromley, [from the] age of a year on, every weekend all winter long. Everybody races in Vermont, and it was never a deciding factor in why I was different. I was just another kid when I skied."
Why this sport?
His parents were keen skiers. "It was a natural step that you're going to ski, and that's what's going to happen, and there was no turning back from there. The next logical progression was to ski, and my mother on a whim, when I was seven or eight, asked me if I wanted to go to race camp, and that was the start of everything else - my career and everything else. Skiing was the place where I fit in and was just another kid. It was never something I felt different doing. Unless [people] knew, they didn't know I had a disability."
Training Regime
"A normal summer day in my life if I'm home, I'll get up at 07:00-07:30, eat breakfast, jump on a trainer or road bike, and do between 20 and 40 miles, depending on the day. Then I'll come home, eat some lunch, and then jump over to the gym and spend two to two-and-a-half hours at the gym, then come home and repeat. It's a daily five days, six days a week, seven days of cardio. During the summer, it's a grind, and you get to a point where you get worn out, but it's always fun, and it's for my job, and I love my job."

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting American football team the New England Patriots. (skiracing.com, 09 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (skiracing.com, 09 Apr 2020)
Injuries
He sustained a concussion at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (thesunchronicle.com, 18 Dec 2021)

In January 2016 he fractured his left ankle after skiing over a stump that was covered in snow. He underwent surgery the following month and was cleared to return to the slopes in August of that year. (Facebook page, 08 Aug 2016; connor-hogan.com, 01 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives
His parents have worked as ski instructors. (foxbororeporter.com, 24 Jul 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (disabledsportsusa.org, 14 Mar 2018)
Impairment
At 18 months old he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, caused by a perinatal stroke. It affected the frontal lobe of his brain, which led to a reduced range of motion on the right side of his body. (thesunchronicle.com, 18 Dec 2021; skiracing.com, 09 Apr 2020; foxbororeporter.com, 23 Apr 2009)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
In 2020 he began studying for a degree in business with a focus on financial management through online classes with DeVry University in the United States of America. (thesunchronicle.com, 18 Dec 2021; teamusa.org, 23 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships Panorama (Panorama, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2015-03-10 15
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 24
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 9999
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 9999
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 18
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 9999
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 15