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Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC United States   
Place of BirthPortland, OR, USA
Height1.78 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Higher education
Law - Oregon State, Willamette University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He is the youngest of four siblings in a skiing family, so naturally took up the sport as a child, about age five. He began sit skiing after his accident during his final year of law school.
Why this sport?
He took up sit skiing after his accident, as a way to keep fit during the winter.
Name of coach
John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA
General Interest
Kayaking, handcycling, skiing. (, 15 Mar 2011)
He had to take time out of training in 2008 when he became ill after his kayaking trip to Bhutan. (, 15 Mar 2011)
Other sports
He is an elite whitewater kayaker. (, 20 Mar 2013)
He is paralysed from the waist down as a result of skiing accident in 1994. "Since I remained conscious, I was aware that I was paralysed pretty quickly. After a back surgery and three weeks in rehab, the result was that I was completely paralysed below my belt line due to a bruised spinal cord." (, 14 May 2013;, 15 Mar 2011)
Other information
He became the first man with an impairment to kayak the Nangde Chu river in the Himalayan region of Bhutan. The trip was filmed and shown as a documentary on television called Adventure Bhutan. (, 01 May 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
24 2006 5km - Sitting 19:30.9
22 2006 10km - Sitting 32:17.3
23 2006 15km - Sitting 50:40.7
26 2010 15km - Sitting 49:28.7
24 2010 10km - Sitting 32:32.4
18 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 37:52.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
20 2004/2005 10km - Sitting 36:37.9
19 2004/2005 5km - Sitting 16:51.1
17 2004/2005 15km - Sitting 52:56.8
5 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 42:22.3
  2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12  DNF
14 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 37:03.5
16 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12