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Sport Para cross-country
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age19
Place of BirthRochester, MN, USA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Public Speaker
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in his junior year of high school.
Why this sport?
He was approached by his high school Nordic skiing coach Lars Long in 2017. "I fell in love with it from there. I just like the grind. I like the whole idea of pushing yourself further than you think you can push yourself."
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." (Instagram profile, 14 Aug 2020)
Other sports
He competed in Para athletics and Para swimming at national junior level in the United States of America. He also has a black belt in karate. (crosscutmt.org, 09 Jul 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (chippewa.com, 27 Jan 2020)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. "My spinal cord was outside of my back meaning I have no feeling below the knees and I have to have a wheelchair to get around long distances" (Instagram profile, 14 Aug 2020; wqow.com, 09 Jan 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.