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VAN BRUGGEN Gerrit
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age37
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Amy and four children
Residence
Nelson, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Businessperson, Director
Languages
English
Higher education
Business, English, Political Science - University of Alberta: Edmonton, AB, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in early 1995 on an annual family ski trip to Utah, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I convinced my parents that snowboarding would be better than skiing, because my legs would be connected."
General Interest
Impairment
In 1994 he was involved in a tractor accident while working on his family's farm, which resulted in his left leg being amputated. (Instagram profile, 25 Aug 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is the director of Barricades and Signs, a traffic control equipment supplier based in Sturgeon County, AB, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, Jun 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
  2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  DNS
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Lower Limb 2 Impaired  
8 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Lower Limb 2 Impaired