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Kelly Underkofler

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Further personal information

Residence
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three and raced in high school before competing in her first biathlon in 2003.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged into the sport by US Para-Nordic coach Jon Kreamelmeyer. "Getting to do one thing that I enjoy is great, but getting to do two in the same race is way more fun and challenging."
Name of coach
John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA

General interest

Hobbies
Interior design, cooking, spending time with friends and family. (usparalympics.org, 28 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Growing up, I never heard the word 'disabled'. It was never a part of my vocabulary. It's not how I live my life." (archive.org, 2013)
Impairment
She was born without the lower half of her left arm. (usparalympics.org, 28 Feb 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She coaches the Northeast Middle School ski team in Minneapolis, MN, United States. (loppet.org, 06 Oct 2014)

OCCUPATION
She works as a sponsorship coordinator and coach for the Loppet Foundation, which engages people of all ages and backgrounds in year-round outdoor activities and adventures in Minnesota, United States. (LinkedIn profile, 08 Apr 2014; Facebook profile, 18 Dec 2014)