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BROUSSEAU Caleb
Sport Para alpine skiing
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthTerrace, CAN
Height1.72 m
Weight 63 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-1
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Andrea
Residence
Terrace, BC, CAN
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried para-skiing shortly after breaking his back in 2007.
Why this sport?
He quickly lost interest in para-skiing when he first tried the sport. Then a friend asked him to try kayaking. He enjoyed it, and it built his confidence enough to try skiing a second time.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Canada
General Interest
Nicknames
Brusio [as a child he always had some kind of injury]. (alpinecanada.org, 10 Jun 2012)
Hobbies
Whitewater kayaking. (Facebook page, 24 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (teambc.org, 28 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Paralympic skier Phil Chew, US motocross and extreme sports stunt performer Travis Pastrana. (paralympic.ca, 21 Jan 2014; alpinecanada.org, 10 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Andrea Dziewior represented Canada in para-alpine skiing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She finished ninth in the downhill standing event. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Mar 2015; cftktv.com, 08 Jul 2014)
Impairment
In 2007 while snowboarding, he attempted a 12-metre jump and landed badly. His injuries resulted in paraplegia. (Facebook page, 24 Feb 2015; canada.com, 22 May 2007)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced he was retiring from competitive sport in July 2014. "When you're on the road all the time and you're pushing your limits as far as you can, you start to get a little bit worn out." (cftktv.com, 08 Jul 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has worked as a whitewater kayak instructor during the northern hemisphere summers. (paralympic.ca, 21 Jan 2014)

FAMILY
He has 11 siblings. (alpinecanada.org, 10 Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 Downhill - Sitting 1:25.62
3 2014 Super-G - Sitting 1:22.05 
  2014 Slalom - Sitting DNF
  2014 Super Combined - Sitting DNF
  2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting 1:35.07
11 2012/2013 Super-G - Sitting 1:16.01
7 2012/2013 Slalom - Sitting 2:09.76
  2012/2013 Super Combined - Sitting  DNF
  2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  DNF
World Cup
Rank Year Event Result
10 2011/2012 Slalom - Sitting  
19 2011/2012 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
21 2011/2012 Super-G - Sitting  
12 2012/2013 Downhill - Sitting  
23 2012/2013 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
9 2013/2014 Downhill - Sitting  
25 2013/2014 Slalom - Sitting  
19 2013/2014 Giant Slalom - Sitting  
14 2013/2014 Super-G - Sitting