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BRETT Quinn
Sport Para cross-country
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Estes Park, CO, USA
Occupation
Analyst, Education Professional, Guide
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She knew how to ski before her injury but had not been skiing since high school. She picked up Para skiing after her injury.
Why this sport?
"It is lovely to get outside in the winter, get some cardio and be with friends."
General Interest
Hobbies
Cycling, playing piano, arts. (commonclimber.com, 24 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
US rock climbers Katie Brown and Heidi Wirtz. (commonclimber.com, 24 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US spinal cord injury advocate Rob Wudlick. (outdooralliance.org, 21 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Look, stand, breath, and climb a bit." (quinnbrett.com, 15 May 2020)
Impairment
In October 2017 she fell over 30 metres while climbing on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the United States of America. She sustained a spinal cord injury, leaving her paralysed from the waist down. (quinnbrett.com, 15 May 2020)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a programme analyst and climbing ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park in the United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She obtained a master's degree in education psychology and secondary education at the University of Colorado at Denver in the United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jul 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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