Bob Meserve’s enthusiasm for the sport of Skiing began at the early age of 4 skiing with family and friends. In 1983 Bob was injured in a skiing accident resulting in a spinal cord injury which rendered him paralyzed from the waist down. Learning to ski again through the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colorado, Bob’s enthusiasm for the sport continued and he has been involved in the sport of Disabled Skiing ever since.
A member of the United States Disabled Ski Team (USDST) from 1990-1993 he competed both nationally and internationally, served on the USSA Athlete Advisory Committee for the US Disabled Ski Team from 1994-2004 and the Alpine Competition Committee from 2000-2004.
In 1992 Bob was elected as Athletic Representative to the National Board of Directors for Disabled Sports USA. In October 2005 Bob was elected to serve as President of the Board. Under his leadership Disabled Sports USA has flourished and grown. Bob has been instrumental in the expansion of youth programs and grants to help DSUSA chapters expand their services. He has also worked to insure the long term growth and financial success of DSUSA.
Bob was selected as the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Athlete Liaison for the 1998 Paralympic Games in Nagano, Japan, was selected as an Olympic Torch Bearer for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Torch Relay and has served as a member of the US Olympic Committees Multi-Sport Council.
In every facet of his life, Bob has risen to the occasion with strength, leadership and dedication. Bob’s insight and perspective on life is an inspiration to those around him.