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Jeremy Wagner

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11.5

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Languages
Creole, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Colorado, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"Someone asked me if I was interested punishing myself for an extended period of time."
Name of coach
BethAnn Chamberlain, USA

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
United States

General interest

Hobbies
Welding, car mechanics, cooking, outrigger canoeing, playing the ukulele, supporting the sports teams at the University of Hawaii in the United States of America. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
"Being a part of the first all adaptive outrigger canoe crew to cross the Kaiwi Channel [in Hawaii, United States of America]." (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Hawaiian swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian lifeguard and surfer Eddie Aikau. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He competes in both Para cross-country skiing and Para biathlon, and took part in the Para alpine skiing competition at the 2010 National Veterans Wheelchair Games. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 2016)
Impairment
He injured his spinal cord in a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Other information
MILITARY SERVICE
He served in Iraq as part of the US Army Reserve, where he was an engineer. (denverpost.com, 31 Jan 2012; thedenverchannel.com, 17 Mar 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-25 21
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 21
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 27
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 19
Men's Long Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-03 21
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 25
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-08 18
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 16
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 2014-03-12 15
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 18
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 22
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 19
Men's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 23
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 30