John Goettge

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para skiing in 2013.
Why this sport?
His friends encouraged him to take up the sport. "As soon as I got on the snow for the first time, I knew that skiing was what I was meant to do."

General interest

Nicknames
LJ (Facebook profile, 17 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US Para alpine skier Kevin Mather. (teamavsc.org, 21 Feb 2016)
Injuries
He suffered from a back injury and broken ribs during the 2014/15 season. (elipse.ca, 21 Feb 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named Most Improved Skier of the Year by the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club in Colorado, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He fell from a height of over 20 feet onto a rail in 1998, resulting in paraplegia. (highfivesfoundation.org, 01 Jan 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as owner of a construction firm. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020)