Alpine Skiing | Snowboard
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mechanical Engineering - University of Alabama in Huntsville: United States
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para snowboard at the National Ability Center in Park City, UT, United States of America.
Why this sport?
She had first tried skiing at age seven on a girl scouts programme. "My first winter as an amputee, my father took me to Park City to get skiing lessons at the National Ability Center. I tried skiing and thought it was terrifying, so I switched to snowboarding. I really struggled with it at first, but I made it a personal goal to figure it out and get good at snowboarding. My father continued to take me to Park City every winter, and one year I was asked if I would be interested in joining Team Utah's adaptive snowboarding team."
Pistol [because she never gives up]. (teamusa.org, Feb 2017)
Rock climbing, kayaking, white water rafting, painting, drawing, biomechanical engineering, riding motorcycles, caving, backpacking. (Facebook profile, 19 Dec 2018; teamusa.org, Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You are in charge of your own destiny." (discovernac.org, 01 Feb 2014)
Her cousin Mary Stack competed in powerlifting at the Paralympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. (teamusa.org, Feb 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Sep 2012)
In March 2009 she lost her left leg after being hit by a car while riding her motorcycle. (teamusa.org, Feb 2017; megan-harmon.blogspot.co.uk, 12 Feb 2014)
|Women's Para Snowboard Cross Standing||Final Round||2014-03-14||10|
|Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL1||Race 1||2017-02-04||5|
|Women's Banked Slalom SB-LL1||Race 1||2017-02-07||5|