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Gerrit van Bruggen

Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Family
Wife Amy and four children
Residence
Nelson, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Businessperson, Director
Languages
English
Higher education
Business, English, Political Science - University of Alberta: Edmonton, AB, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in early 1995 on an annual family ski trip to Utah, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I convinced my parents that snowboarding would be better than skiing, because my legs would be connected."

General interest

Impairment
In 1994 he was involved in a tractor accident while working on his family's farm, which resulted in his left leg being amputated. (Instagram profile, 25 Aug 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is the director of Barricades and Signs, a traffic control equipment supplier based in Sturgeon County, AB, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, Jun 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Snowboard World Championships Big White, CAN (Big White, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-04 8
Men's Banked Slalom SB-LL2 Race 1 2017-02-07 9999