Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Communications, Public Relations - University of Colorado Boulder: United States
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing at age two. He began racing at age five at the Killington Mountain School in Vermont, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He began competitive Para skiing after attending a race camp hosted by Disabled Sports USA in December 2014. "I had no idea who anyone was but I met kids my age and skill level. It was so much fun. It was my first race skiing as a disabled skier, and I just loved it."
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national], USA
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise." (Instagram profile, 16 Feb 2015)
He suffered a stroke while in the womb, which resulted in hemiplegia [paralysis] of the right side of the body. Although he was diagnosed with his impairment as a baby, his parents did not tell him about it until he was age 10. "When I was in fourth grade I wondered why I wasn't progressing in sports, then my parents told me I was disabled. It's hard to tell I am a Para athlete when I'm on skis [but] I do walk with a limp." (skyhinews.com, 16 Feb 2016; mountaintimes.info, 24 Dec 2014)
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-14||25|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Final||2018-03-17||9999|
|Men's Giant Slalom Standing||Race 1||2019-01-21||16|
|Men's Slalom Standing||Race 1||2019-01-23||9|
|Men's Downhill Standing||Race 1||2019-01-30||16|
|Men's Super-Combined Standing||Race 1||2019-01-31||9|
|Men's Super-G Standing||Race 1 (from SC)||2019-01-31||16|