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Sport Para snowboard
NPC United States   
Place of BirthBountiful, UT, USA
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
United States
Athlete, Marketing, Motivational Speaker
Higher education
Business Management - Western Governors University: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para snowboard in 2004.
Why this sport?
She discovered snowboarding after first trying skiing. "Snowboarding has taken a priority in my life because it has allowed me to dream and achieve. It has given me a new passion for life and taken me down roads I never thought I would have the opportunity to travel."
Senior International Debut
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Buttercup (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Yoga, hiking, trail running, CrossFit. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2015/16 World Cup title for snowboard cross. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
Dutch Para snowboarder Bibian Mentel. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
US tennis player Billie Jean King. (, 04 Mar 2016)
In January 2018 she dislocated her thumb. (Twitter profile, 17 Jan 2018)

In November 2015 she tore the meniscus in her left knee. She underwent surgery in June 2016. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)

She injured her left shoulder in January 2015 and was sidelined for 10 months. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)

In February 2010 she broke her right wrist and was out of action for three months. (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)

In June 2006 she crashed her dirt bike and shattered her left knee. She was told she would not be able to snowboard for a year but she returned to the slopes after five months. (, 14 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Showing up is half the battle - not just physically, but mentally." (Athlete, 17 Jun 2016)
In 1994 she was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Later that year her right leg was amputated above the knee, and she continued aggressive chemotherapy treatment. Her heart stopped twice during her treatment period. (Athlete, 20 Nov 2013;, 14 May 2013;, 01 Jan 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
3 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:47.07
3 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
4 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:28.20
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Snowboardcross - Standing 2:59.57
5 2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
4 2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:05.69
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
4 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired  
5 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:47.99
3 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 1 Impaired 1:46.07