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Dan Strausbaugh

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competitive Para snowboarding in 2017 in Vail, CO, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport through the Vail Veterans Programme, which provides rehabilitative sports activities to injured US military personnel. As a former US Navy lieutenant, he was eligible to take part.

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (vaildaily.com, 10 Mar 2018; moveunitedsport.org, 01 Jan 2018)
Impairment
In 2017 doctors found a tumour in his right arm. He was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma, and lost the use of his right hand. He opted to amputate the arm above the elbow. (vaildaily.com, 10 Mar 2018; moveunitedsport.org, 01 Jan 2018)
Other information
MILITARY SERVICE
He was training to become a US Navy pilot when the tumour in his arm was discovered in 2017. He was no longer able to fly after his arm was amputated, and retired from active military service. (vaildaily.com, 10 Mar 2018; moveunitedsport.org, 01 Jan 2018)