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Tyler Mosher

Alpine Skiing | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Residence
Whistler, BC, CAN
Occupation
Business Owner, Landscape Architect, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Design - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-snowboarding in 2005 while he was in training to represent Canada in para-Nordic skiing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver
Why this sport?
He had been a keen skier and snowboarder prior to his accident. In taking up the sport again, he wanted to prove to himself that he could still do it and also promote the sport as a viable option for people with an impairment.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Nicknames
Mosh (canadasnowboard.ca, 28 Dec 2012)
Hobbies
Motivational speaking, volunteering, ambassadorial work, spending time with his dogs. (tylermosher.com, 30 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol
US footballers Jerry Rice and Howie Long, boxer Muhammad Ali. (motivatecanada.ca, 06 Jun 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"By being the best that you can be, you can achieve whatever you want to achieve." (athletescan.com, 01 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2011 he completed all three Birkebeiner 55km ski marathons in one year over a five-week period, something that less than 10 people had accomplished at the time. Upon achieving this, he received the Haakon Haakonson Award. (foggygirl.ca, 01 Jan 2012)

He was awarded Harry Jerome Comeback Award at the 2004 Sport British Colombia [BC] Athlete of the Year Awards. (cccski.com, 23 Mar 2011)
Other sports
He represented Canada in para-Nordic skiing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (paralympic.ca, 16 Mar 2013)
Famous relatives
He is related to ice hockey player Brian Mosher. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (piquenewsmagazine.com, 15 Nov 2012)
Impairment
He broke his back in nine places while snowboarding in Whistler, BC, Canada, in December 2000. His L-1 vertebrae shattered on impact after falling 10 metres on to the top of his head, leaving him permanently paralysed below the waist. Despite being told he would have to accept life in a wheelchair, he learned to walk again and reduced his paralysis to 40%. (foggygirl.ca, 01 Jan 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In May 2014 he announced his retirement from competitive para-snowboarding. (insidethegames.biz, 09 May 2014)

DOCUMENTARY STAR
In February 2014, he starred in a three-part documentary series called Milestones of Champions: The Journey of Canada's Paralympians. The series focused on eight Canadian athletes, highlighting their achievements and the challenges that they faced while preparing for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ami.ca, 12 Feb 2014, sochi2014.com, 03 Mar 2014)

HERO PROGRAM
In his spare time he volunteers for the Canadian Paralympic Committee's [CPC] Hero Program, which educates individuals about the Paralympic movement. He also spends time working as a motivational speaker. (motivatecanada.ca, 06 Jun 2013)

OCCUPATION
He owns his own landscape business called Gardner's Yard that is based in Whistler, BC, Canada. (paralympic.ca, 27 Jan 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 21
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 23
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 9999
Men's 1x4 / 2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 7
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Para Snowboard Cross Standing Final Round 2014-03-14 12