Please see below for a listing of current E-Team members.

Through the E-Team, emerging athletes (ages 13-24) in Winter and Summer Paralympic sports are provided with opportunities to connect with elite programs, increase their visibility it their sports, and train and compete at their maximum capacity.

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Alpine Skiing

 

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Hometown: Washington, CT

 

 

 

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Track & Field

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Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA

 

What makes Jackson tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Smart-Loyal-Funny

Why are sports important to you?
I like setting goals and challenging myself to always do better. Sports enables you to do both.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Last year, I was able to lap an able-bodied runner in the 800 in my racing chair.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Nothing, accept getting really hydrated. Water is really important.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I eat a healthy breakfast, work out at school, then go to school track practice or team roller practice. During track season, I am training 6 out of 7 days a week.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Band. When I am not training or competing, I an playing my clarinet.

Who do you admire most?
My Mother

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Competing in the Paralympics

What is your favorite quote:
Ambitious Goals Make for Outstanding Achievements

What is your favorite food?

Sushi

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it! It can be challenging at first, but once you get the hang of the adaptive equipment and your own personal strengths, you will love it.

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Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldM. Bailif 2

Hometown: Bossier City, LA

 

What makes Melanie tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, Motivated, and Hard-Working

Why are sports important to you?  
It gives me something to do and keeps me active

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Beating my best times

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
An hour of track and field five days a week

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Pray, pray and pray again

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Watch TV and movies

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Work hard and have fun! You make so many new friends while doing something you love.

Who do you admire most?
Bethany Hamilton

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Make the Paralympic Team

What is your favorite quote?
” I don’t need easy, I just need possible” – Bethany Hamilton

What is your favorite food?
Mashed potatoes

 

 

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Portland, ME

 

What makes David tick?

Why are sports important to you?
Competing allows me to show myself and others how hard I work at being my best.

 

What is your favorite off-season activity?
When I am not skiing, I am in training for para-dressage.

Who do you admire most?
My trainer

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Competing in the Paralympics in Tokyo.

What is your favorite food?
Tortellini Pizza

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
At first I was hesitant about trying adaptive sports but I see now that if I had tried to keep up in able bodied divisions I would be left behind. We all have our passions, we just achieve them in different ways.

Featured In:

Maine camp builds confidence in young amputees, gives their families support – Press Herald

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine SkiingL. Bouma 2

Hometown: Anchorage, AK

 

What makes Leanna tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, caring, adventurous

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are challenging, give adventure and provide opportunity to enjoy friends and stay fit.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Camping

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it. Learning a new sport is hard at first but worth it. Do not give up.

Who do you admire most?
My mom

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Win a gold medal in the Paralympics

What is your favorite quote?
“Life is either an adventure or nothing at all.” ~Hellen Keller

What is your favorite food?
Chocolate

Sled Hockey

Sport: Sled Hockeynbryantusa

Hometown: Marilla, NY

 

What makes Nathan tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Humble, Courageous, Passionate

Why are sports important to you?
They provide me with something to strive to good do in, and succeed

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Playing hockey in the driveway with my family and friends

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it it never hurts to try something new

Who do you admire most?
My parents for all their time and dedication and getting me to where I am in sled hockey.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To make the U.S. National Team and go to the Paralympics

What is your favorite quote:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

What is your favorite food?

Chicken Finger Wrap

Swimming

Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Marietta, GA

Sled Hockey

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Sport: Sled Hockey

Hometown: Libertyville, IL

 

What makes Nathan tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Friendly, Determined, Strong

Why are sports important to you?
They help me excel in all areas of my life.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Track and Sled Hockey are opposite season sports so when I am not doing one I am doing the other. They compliment each other.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it!

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Compete in the para-Olympics.

What is your favorite quote?
Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Alpine Skiing

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Hometown: Oakdale, MN

 

What makes Eric tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Energetic. Upbeat. Bold.

Why are sports important to you?
They help me express myself. Skiing is a good outlet for me whether or not I am having good day or a bad day.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Mountain Biking

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go outside your comfort zone. You never where it can take you.

Who do you admire most?
Mikaela Shiffrin

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To Ski Race on every continent minus Antarctica.

What is your favorite quote:
“Before every run remember, your best is yet to come.” -Mikaela Shiffrin

What is your favorite food?

Salmon

 

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Marion, MA

 

What makes Mikayla tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Competitive, Aspiring, Ambitious

Why are sports important to you?
Sports help me to show myself that I can truly do anything I put my mind too. I grew up playing various different sports, and despite the height difference between my teammates and I, I always pushed myself to do my best and never give up.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Being selected as a 2016 High School Paralympic All American

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Before a meet I listen to music to help pump me up

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
A few laps around the track, followed by several throws and weight training

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Field hockey

Who do you admire most?
Paralympians

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Visit all 50 states

What is your favorite quote:
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude”- Scott Hamilton

What is your favorite food?
Pasta

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it! You will be really surprised what you can accomplish. Have a good mindset, work hard, never give up, and have fun!

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Goalball

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Sport: Goalball

Hometown: Orem, UT

 

What makes Elizabeth tick?

Why are sports important to you?
Sports help build confidence, they are really fun and I get to meet cool people.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
National Bronze medalist

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Lots of laughing with my teammates and trying to stay relaxed

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Playing piano

 

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it! It is really fun, and it helps you learn new skills. And it helps build your confidence because you are adapting to your strengths.

Featured In: 

Finding her way — Student excels in goalball, life despite visual impairment – Daily Herald

 

Snowboard

image-4Sport: Snowboard

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

 

What makes Patrick tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Never giving up

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me because I have been passionate about athletics my entire life. Sports in general bring out the best in people and help everyone escape from struggles in their daily lives. Sports help me learn various life lessons regarding sportsmanship, competition, teamwork, and hard work ethic.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
My biggest accomplishment snowboarding, so far, was being able to compete at the USASA National Championships. It was such an honor to be able to compete with elite athletes from all over the country. My experiences at USASA National Championships have been unforgettable and are moments that I will forever cherish.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
A typical day in my training program consists of walking up early to meet with my teammates, preparing gear that is needed for that day, and heading out to the mountain. Getting time on the snow in both the morning and afternoon on weekends gives me the opportunity to greatly improve my riding ability.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
A staple of a competition day, for me, is music. From the moment I wake up, I put my headphones on and begin to listen to music that inspires me to leave it all out on the snow that day. The genre of music I enjoy most is hip-hop/rap. In fact, I listen to music on the top of courses, as well. It helps relieve many of my nerves and motivates me for the competition.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
My favorite off-season activity is playing basketball.

Who do you admire most?
I admire my parents and my sister. They inspire and support me every day.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Competing in the Paralympics is definitely at the top of my bucket list.

What is your favorite quote:
“Live like you can die tomorrow. Go for it.”-Kanye West

What is your favorite food?

Chicken wings

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would definitely encourage someone thinking about trying adaptive sports to do so. Adaptive sports are life-changing and by participating in an adaptive sport, you can inspire other people with disabilities to do the same.

Alpine Skiing

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Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Waconia, MN

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Sport: Alpine Ski

Hometown: Moorhead, MN

 

What makes Brynn tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Spontaneous, confident, friendly

Why are sports important to you?
It keeps me active, healthy and I am able to compete with others at my same abilbity. Sports are liberating

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Chosen for USA Women Sledge Hockey Team and the US Ski team

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Strength and conditioning core work out twice a week. Sport activities on the weekends

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Before I ski I close my eyes and visualize the course

Who do you admire most?
Chris Devlin Young

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Visit all 50 states

What is your favorite quote:
He who is not courageous enough to take risks, will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it! Don’t close the door on an opportunity that you don’t know is waiting.

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Proctor, MN

 

What makes Blake tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Determined, competitive, and coachable

Why are sports important to you?
It allows to me to show my competitiveness

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
I had the best time overall in race camp that I attended at Spirit Mountain

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Some weight lifting, walking in my RGO and cooling down with a stretch on my legs with my leg immobilizer.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Spend time at the cabin

Who do you admire most?
Family members: mom, dad and brothers

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To ski at a mountain overseas

What is your favorite quote:
Practice hard and play harder!!

What is your favorite food?

Pasta

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Come out and Try It. It’s a great way to express yourself.

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Snowboard

Sport: Snowboard

Hometown: St. Charles, MO

 

What makes Noah tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Loving, passionate, dedicated

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are freedom and self expression!

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Winning two gold medals while making my international debut to the world circuit.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Get to know people, go around and say hey to everyone

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
A good morning warm up, pack nutrition for the day, get with friends and have fun!

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Still learning this! But so far climbing and mountain biking

Who do you admire most?
My mom

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Show my family the mountains

What is your favorite quote:
“I had a dream”

What is your favorite food?

BBQ

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it!! The only thing holding you from it is you!

Basketball

Sport: BasketballJ. Emery 2

Hometown: Corcoran, MN

 

What makes Justas tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Funny, hardworking, caring

Why are sports important to you?
I get to play with others kids and my brother

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Computer games

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it. It’s fun

Who do you admire most?
Adrian Peterson

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Play in a football game

What is your favorite quote:
One for all, and all for one!

What is your favorite food?

Pizza

Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldC. Followay 2

Hometown: Wooster, OH

 

What makes Casey tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Competitive, humble and capable.

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me because it keeps me healthy and active.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Sled Hockey

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it, it will change your life!

Who do you admire most?
My mom.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Compete in the Paralympics.

What is your favorite quote:
Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza

Swimming

Sport: SwimmingJ. Gaffney 2

Hometown: Mayflower, AR

 

What makes Julia tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Active, social, competitive

Why are sports important to you?
I like being competitive and a team player and the fun of it and I like to see how good I can get

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Basketball and just being outside as much as I can

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Don’t be afraid to try and stay patient and you can encourage able body people….So never be afraid to try because you never know what will happen

Who do you admire most?
Jessica Long

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would like to ride in a race car or swim with sharks or dolphins or go surfing

What is your favorite quote:
“Legs are overrated”

What is your favorite food?

Potato salad

Swimming

unnamed-3Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Tontaogany, OH

 

What makes Abby tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Funny, witty, intelligent

Why are sports important to you?
Adaptive sports have given me the opportunity to compete with other disabled people. I have gotten to meet many people who I am very close with through both disabled and non-disability events. I also get to travel around competing.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Qualifying for the Can Am games for the first time last year in Miami, Florida and being jsut a couple seconds off of the national emerging times.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
I don’t shave my legs for like a month before any big meet and when that meet is a couple days away I shave my legs. I makes me feel like I’m losing drag.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I go to practice right after school and swim for two hours then my team gets out of the pool and does dryland for another half hour. On the days I can’t swim I try to ride my handcycle at least five miles.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Riding my handcycle around.

Who do you admire most?
I admire my family because even though they like to pick on me for stupid things they always support what I’m doing.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Travel the world, go to every continent besides Antarctica.

What is your favorite quote:
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney

What is your favorite food?

My dad’s fried chicken and rice or my grandma.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it. If you don’t like it you can always try a different sport and even if you aren’t into sports too much you will meet great people and new friends.

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Around Town: Adaptive athletes invade Dane County for USA Junior Nationals – Wisconsin State Journal

Basketball

FB_IMG_1487773521230Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Vernon Center, MN

 

What makes Aidan tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Smart, athletic, and determined

Why are sports important to you?
Sports keep me motivated and I enjoy working with a team

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
My team made it to 2017 NWBA National Tournament

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
I bounce the ball to my dad. If I had a game the day before I will not let my mom wash my “stinky shirt”

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I get up early and my family drives 2hrs to get to practice. I practice for hard for 4hrs. Running drills, learning skills and scrimmagging. I get a brief break for lunch in the middle. After my family then drives home 2hrs. Getting home just in time for supper.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Camping with my family! Campfires and S’mores

Who do you admire most?
My mom and my dad because they give up there weekends to drive me all over to practice and tournaments. They also bring along my 3yr brother and he is a handful!

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would love to call myself a Paralympian and represent TEAM USA

What is your favorite quote:
Work hard! Play hard!

What is your favorite food?

Spaghetti & meatballs with Parmesan and garlic bread!!!

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
It’s awesome! Just do it!

Sled Hockey

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Hometown: Ada, OH

 

What makes Theo tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Awesome, intelligent, courteous

Why are sports important to you?
I like to be actively competitive and have fun.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Being invited to play internationally at the Intermediate C level

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
On-ice practice is 1-2 hours every Sunday. Off-ice practice is 30 minutes everyday.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
No, just get my gear on and help my team to the best of my ability all of the time.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Marching Band, inspecting racecars with SCCA

Who do you admire most?
Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Tour the Ferrari Factory in Maranello Italy

What is your favorite quote:
“Life is too important to be taken seriously.” Oscar Wilde

What is your favorite food?

Chocolate Ice cream

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Whether you end up competing at a high level or not, staying physically active and being around people who understand your abilities is encouraging.

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Aurora, CO

 

What makes Garrison tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Active, fun, friendly

Why are sports important to you?
I enjoy the self-confidence I develop through participating in sports

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Men’s National record holder in the Javelin F42 class

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Drink lots of water

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
A morning workout for speed development and core strengthening and and evening workout lifting weights, running or throwing

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Mountain biking

Who do you admire most?
My brother

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Alpine skiing in the Alps

What is your favorite quote:
Do what you can with what you have

What is your favorite food?

Pizza

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Try to do things today that you were not able to do yesterday

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field J. Heims (2)

Hometown: Swisher, IA

 

What makes Jessica tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Aspiring, caring, happy

Why are sports important to you?
Sports allow me to be competitive with not only myself but also with friends and teammates. I feel free when I am running because it is not a sport where you are dependent on others- it’s you against your times.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Marching band

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Absolutely give it a try. I’ve never regretted taking a chance on something that has the opportunity to change my life.

Who do you admire most?
My sisters. We are each other’s biggest supporters and they are everything I aspire to be.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Well I’ve never been to an Ikea…

What is your favorite quote:
Time spent doing what you love is never time wasted.

What is your favorite food?
Bread

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Snowboard

Sport: Snowboardizr

Hometown: Centerville, UT

 

What makes Izy tick?

Why are sports important to you?
It’s a place to have fun and belong.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
HIIT Workouts, Running,Snowboarding 

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Prayer, then a run

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Water polo

Who do you admire most?
Nicole Roundy, Paralympic Snowboarder

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To compete in the 2022 Paralympics

What is your favorite food?
Sandwiches

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Adaptive sports is amazing, it can give the experiences you never thought were possible. You wont regret it.

Alpine Skiing

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Hometown: Foxboro, MA

 

What makes Connor tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Outgoing, outdoorsman, caring

Why are sports important to you?
It lets me feel normal and not like someone with a disability

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Mountain biking

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
It might be hard at first but keep trying will pay off in the end

Who do you admire most?
Ted Ligety

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Ski the classic downhills of europe in Wengen and Kitzbuhel

What is your favorite quote:
It’s time to drop the hammer and pick up the intensity

What is your favorite food?

Chicken

Track & Field

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Hometown: Boise, ID

 

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5A Dist. Three track and field tournament – Idaho Statesman

Shooting

Sport: ShootingIMG_3741

Hometown: Mullen, NE

 

What makes Gracie tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Kind, Thoughtful, Competitive

Why are sports important to you?
Because you get to have fun and meet new people.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Placing 3rd at the 2016 Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match in Rogers, AR.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Right now it looks like every other day, just with a couple of hours of practice.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Listening to music.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Hanging out with friends and family, and drawing.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Visiting Yellowstone National Park.

What is your favorite quote:
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. -Phillipians 4:13-

What is your favorite food?
Anything and everything.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would say to definitely do it. There is nothing holding you back.

Featured In:

Shooting straight – The North Platte Telegraph

Nebraska One on target late to take title – Go Outdoors NE

Despite disabilities, young sharpshooter wins state in Wayne, NE– KTIV NBC

Aimed at glory – The North Platte Telegraph

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Sport: BasketballIMG_7051

Hometown: Spokane, WA

 

What makes Michael tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Sporty humorous musical

Why are sports important to you?
They keep me active and focused

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Won state sophomore year

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I do morning exercises and weights during the day and my seasonal sports basket and track

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Pep talks from teammates. Reminded to stay calm every single game.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Long boarding with crutches, arena football games, adaptive snowboarding

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Get a tattoo to represent family (my brother Aidan)

What is your favorite quote:
No guts no glory no legend no story
What is your favorite food?
Burgers

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
GO FOR IT!!!!

Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldA. Holzmueller (2)

Hometown: Evanston, IL

 

What makes Aaron tick?

Why are sports important to you?
Running is the most important sport to me, because my brother and my dad both run, so I grew up highly influenced by them. We still all run together sometimes.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Off season? What’s that?! I run cross country, swim, and run track, so I don’t have many breaks. In my free time, I read a lot of books, and watch a lot of college and professional sports.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
If you think you can do something, you should always try. You never know what you might like!

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I’d really like to travel, I’d especially like to visit the United Kingdom/Great Britain.

What is your favorite quote:
“You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.” Winston Churchill

What is your favorite food?
Pizza

Alpine Skiing

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Hometown: Durango, CO

 

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Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldD. Jackson 2

Hometown: Durham, NC

 

What makes Desmond tick?

 

Describe yourself in three words.
Gifted, Intelligent and Unique

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me because fortunately it came naturally for me at a young age and I’ve loved them ever sense.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
My favorite off-season activity is Xbox!

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would tell them to at least try adaptive sports because they may never know if it’s something they may like or are really good at doing.

Who do you admire most?
Because I am a Christian, I admire most our creator, God.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To travel all over the world.

What is your favorite quote:
“I hated every minute of training, but I said…Don’t quit. Suffer now and spend the rest of your life as a Champion.” – Muhammad Ali

What is your favorite food?
Pasta

Basketball

Sport: BasketballJ. Joines 2

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

 

What makes Joshua tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Hard-working, fun, intelligent

Why are sports important to you?
I love being competitive and playing sports pushes me to be my best on and off the court

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Hanging out with my friends

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
You will never know the positive impact of adaptive sports unless you try it! So, just go for it!

Who do you admire most?
Military veterans.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Traveling throughout Europe

What is your favorite quote:
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do

What is your favorite food?

Nachos with guacamole

Swimming

Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Westlake Village, CA

 

What makes Maya tick?

 

Describe yourself in three words:
Persistant. strong. compassionate.

Why are sports important to you?
Swimming keeps me in a healthy mental state of mind and body.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Receiving a $500 award from Positive Athlete GA and the Triumph of the Human Spirit award

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Waking up, going to school, going to practice, coming home, doing homework, going to sleep

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Listening to music, meditation and getting a pep talk from my coach

What is your favorite off-season activity?
soccer, cooking/baking, playing with my pets and hanging out with my family.

Who do you admire most?
My mother

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Move back to California permanently

What is your favorite quote:
“Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

What is your favorite food?

Doughnuts

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
GO FOR IT. Because just maybe you’ll end up falling in love with it like I have.

Featured In:

A Swimmer With Special Fortitude – Patch.com

Student Receives Triumph of Human Spirit Award – The Walker School

Alpine Skiing


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Sport: Alpine Ski

Hometown: Horseheads, NY

 

What makes Logan tick?

Describe yourself in two words:
Determined, motivated

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me because there the only thing that lets me feel free of my disability.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Winning the 2015 NASTAR Nationals for my disability group

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Waking up at 5 am and going through some stretches. After that I get a bite to eat and meet my coaches on the hill at 8. We take a couple warm up runs and then go to the race course for the remaining part of the day.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
My coach will usually push me over on the flats to remind me it’s ok to fall and make sure I’m having fun.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Golf

Who do you admire most?
My brother

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To go heli-skiing in British Columbia.

What is your favorite quote:
“I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali

What is your favorite food?

Crab

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go ahead and try it, you’ll never know if you can do something unless you try it.

Swimming

Sport: SwimmingC. Lang 2

Hometown: Dunedin, FL

 

What makes Christina tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Outgoing, funny, Passionate

Why are sports important to you?
They are a stress reliever and help me stay focused on my activities. They let me meet new people who are on the same journey as I am, and we can learn and help each other. They allow me to push my abilities and training and to be better and stronger.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Track and Field, and strength training in the gym.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Take a chance and just do it. Believe in yourself, you never know how good you can be until you try. What the mind believes the body can achieve!

Who do you admire most?
My brother, Andrew Lang. He was an amazing swimmer and was the one who inspired me to start this journey. He is now a firefighter, and I couldn’t be prouder!

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
For sports.. to learn sled hockey! I would also love to learn how to mountain climb.

What is your favorite quote:
What the mind believes, the body will achieve

What is your favorite food?
Is all of them an answer? I love Chinese noodles like Lo Mein with shrimp!

Paratriathlon

swimmming-2Sport: Paratriathlon

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL

 

What makes Ahalya tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Determined, resilient, passionate

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me, because they allow me to showcase my ability and show people that nothing can hold you back.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
My biggest accomplishment in Para Triathlon so far has been winning the wheelchair division of the Chicago SuperSprint Triathlon.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
I like to eat pasta the night before my races.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
A typical training day involves a two hour track practice followed by a two hour swim practice with dryland.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
I enjoy going to my grandparents’ lake house with my family and baking with my friends.

Who do you admire most?
I admire my friend and Paralympian Cortney Jordan because she has guided me through the world of para-sports. She is always positive and motivates me to be the best person I can be.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Going on an African safari.

What is your favorite quote:
“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up .” -Dumbo

What is your favorite food?

I love Parmesan cheese!

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would tell them to embrace their differences and embrace the opportunities available. Adaptive sports are an amazing outlet to a world of inspiration and a supportive community. I have met some of my best friends through the adaptive sports world, and it has helped me to embrace who I am and never give up.

Snowboard

Fourth day of The Hartford Ski Spectacular, snowboard race practice Ð photos for Disabled Sports USA. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann on 12/4/15) NIKON D750, {metering mode}, ISO 400, 1/2500 at f/7.1, EV 0.0, lens at 24mm. Photo copyright Reed Hoffmann.Sport: Snowboard

Hometown: Wasilla, AK

 

 

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Sled Hockey

Sport: Sled Hockey

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

 

What makes Jeremy tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Resilient, instinctive, collected

Why are sports important to you?
Sports gives me an outlet to be competitive, active, and make new friends

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Helping my team win tournament championships

What is your favorite off-season activity?
I compete in other sports like Archery, Track, and Field

What is your favorite food?

I enjoy all food

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would tell them that they should definitely try adaptive sports. It will help you become a better person by not letting your disability hold you back. It ‘s also just a lot of fun and you get to meet new people.

Track & Field

FB_IMG_1461457989745Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Waterloo, IL

 

What makes Donovan tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Funny, athletic, inspiring

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
I am the current 800m IHSA state record holder, I have been recognized by the US Paralympics as an All-American High School Athlete, and I have completed a marathon.

 

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would like to become part of Team USA, compete in Tokyo for the US Paralympics in 2020, and run the Boston Marathon.

What is your favorite food?
I really enjoy Chinese food, Mexican, and Thai!!

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Don’t let your disability control you, you can show your a-bility!!

Sled Hockey / Track & Field

Sport: Sled Hockey / Track & FieldScreenshot_20160818-215635

Hometown: O’Fallon, MO

 

What makes Chris tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Sarcastic, outgoing, friendly

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me because it is the only thing that allows me to release frustrations. Also because I just love sports.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
My biggest accomplishment was trying out for the U.S National team in 2016.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
First I wake up and go school, after school I work out in my school’s weight room, then I come home and eat, the sleep.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
My favorite off season activity is hanging out with friends and family.

Who do you admire most?
I admire my parents the most. Although they may not be perfect but they work as hard as they can to make my life great.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Go to Alaska.

What is your favorite quote:
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

What is your favorite food?

Beef Brisket

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it, it will be the greatest choice you ever made.

Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldCAF Paratriathlon Youth Camp August 18, 2015 ©2015 Rich Cruse  CrusePhoto.com

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

What makes Stella tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Outgoing, Funny, Passionate

Why are sports important to you?
Sports has given me confidence in myself and an outlet to inspire others.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Wheelchair basketball

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Adaptive sports has allowed me to forget about my disability and feel like an athlete. It allows you to not only meet many new people around the world, but it also helps you learn about yourself. I’m so grateful for adaptive sports.

Who do you admire most?
Tatyana McFadden

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Go to the restaurant in the Eiffel Tower.

What is your favorite quote:
We all have a disability or flaw, but it is how you overcome it that defines you.

What is your favorite food?
Pasta

Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldM. Miles 2

Hometown: Dodson, LA

 

What makes Mitchell tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Dedicated, hard working, blessed

Why are sports important to you?
Sports make me work hard and help me to be at my best.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Hunting

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Go for it!!!

Who do you admire most?
Jesus

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Make the Paralympics.

What is your favorite quote?
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phillipians 4:13

What is your favorite food?
Ribs

Cross-Country Skiing

Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Hometown: Palmer, AK

 

What makes Helena Grace tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Focused, interesting, humorous

Why are sports important to you?
Sports give me a sense of calm

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Skiing in the World Cup races

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Listening to the music to help focus

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Strength and Cardio

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Rollerskiing

Who do you admire most?
Jessie Diggins

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Norway

What is your favorite quote:
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

What is your favorite food?

Phad Thai

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I never regret going out for a ski. I only regret the days that I don’t

Snowboard

Sport: SnowboardZ. Miller 2

Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, CA

 

What makes Zach tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Smooth as sandpaper!

Why are sports important to you?
Participating in sports helps me keep my mind busy.  I am so focused on accomplishing my next goal that I am too busy to worry about my disability.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Don’t think about it-just do it! Come join us-there is nothing like being on a team that extends across states and sometimes even countries!

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Soccer!

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Jumping into an inflatable on a snowboard! I saw it once at a ski training camp and it looked like so much fun!

What is your favorite quote:
“If you are having fun and staying safe, you are probably already learning something” Tim Ball

What is your favorite food?
Mac n cheese-Yes, it gives away my age but I can’t help it!

 

Swimming

Sport: SwimmingG. Moss 2

Hometown: Madison, WI

 

What makes Garner tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Tall, strong, smart

Why are sports important to you?
They make you strong. I have friends from other sports at the Olympic Training Center. I have friends from all over the country.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Keeping in touch with friends on Facebook and riding my bike.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Its great competition. Its more equal.

Who do you admire most?
Missy Franklin

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I want to visit the Alps.

What is your favorite quote:
“You don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone. Again.” Herb Brooks, Miracle.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza ans chips

Volleyball

Sport: Volleyball L. Mullen 2

Hometown: Goshen, IN

 

What makes Laura tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Outgoing, Creative, and Motivated

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Being part of the A2 Developmental program through USA Sitting Volleyball

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Praying for safety and for a Christlike attitude

What is your favorite off-season activity?
My favorite thing to do when not training for volleyball is running in 5k’s!

Who do you admire most?
Family/Church Family

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would like to travel all over the world and take pictures

What is your favorite quote?
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” Colossians 3:23

What is your favorite food?
Pasta

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I think that everyone should be willing to give adaptive sports a try. When I first heard of sitting volleyball I was hesitant since I had always played standing. I quickly realized that the adaptive sports, especially volleyball, is a lot of fun and give everyone the chance to participate. There are so many different adaptive sports that everyone can find something they love!

 

Sled Hockey

Sport: Sled HockeyCMyers-SledHockey

Hometown: Denver, CO

 

What makes Casey tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Bright, Optimistic, Personable

Why are sports important to you?
Fun and a good way to embrace your competitive side.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
My youth team won the Nationl Disabled Festival

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Saturday morning practices

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Video gaming

Who do you admire most?
My family

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Go to the Great Barrier Reef

What is your favorite quote:
If once you fail, try, try again

What is your favorite food?

BBQ sausage, hot and sour soup

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
If sports is something you want to do, go for it.

Alpine Skiing

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Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Spring Lake, NJ

Paratriathlon

Sport: ParatriathlonJ. O'Neil 2

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

 

What makes Jack tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Brave, funny, strong

Why are sports important to you?
I am very competitive so I enjoy competition of any kind. I also like having fun with my teammates and coaches. Being an athlete and a sports fan is who I am!

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Skiing

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do not be afraid of trying something new because you may end up loving it. Don’t worry about not being good at the sport right away. Find people that can mentor you. I promise you will find adaptive sports fun!

Who do you admire most?
Melissa Stockwell introduced me to the sport of paratriathlon and has encouraged and inspired me in many ways. When I met Melissa, she told me I would be a champion. I chose to believe her and it’s changed my life.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would love to be a guest announcer at a Chicago Blackhawks game.

What is your favorite quote:
Fate whispers to the warrior, “You can not withstand the storm.” The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.”

What is your favorite food?

Burritos!

Goalball

20170312_1905041Sport: Goalball

Hometown: Strasburg, VA

 

What makes Shyanne tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Independent, Ambitious, Determined

Why are sports important to you?
Because they help people break barriers and strive to improve themselves.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Being accepted to play on the D.C. Womens Team

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Yoga and meditation as a way to lower pre-game jitters

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
Stretch, cardio warm up, strength training and endurance exercises, drills, scrimmage games, cool down, and stretch.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Swimming

Who do you admire most?
Jesus Christ

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Climb the Seven Summits

What is your favorite quote:
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. ~ Rocky
What is your favorite food?

Chich-fil-a waffle fries

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
You should at least try. It helps build confidence as a person with a person with a disability.

Tennis

Sport: TennisC. Ratzlaff 2

Hometown: Wichita, KS

 

What makes Casey tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Competitive, Humble, Christian

Why are sports important to you?
Because I enjoy the competition and the challenge of becoming the best I can be.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Winning the World Team Cup Gold medal in Antalya Turkey in 2015.

What does a typical day in your training program look like
Monday thru Friday I do about 45-60 min of weight training/core work followed by a 60 minute hit session with my coach. After hitting with my coach I usually will practice serving for another 12-30 minutes. Two nights a week I also participate in a group drill session for 60 minutes with able bodied players. On weekends I will play at least 1 competitive match in the various singles leagues I am in against able bodied competitors.

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
Just relax to my favorite music.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Snow skiing, fishing, going to the beach

Who do you admire most?
Roger Federer

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would like to hit with Roger Federer

What is your favorite quote:
“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can”

What is your favorite food?
Cheeseburgers

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would encourage them to go out and do it. To not give up because it is the difficulty that makes it so great.

 

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USTA Kansas Awards

Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldN. Stary Schasfoort 3

Hometown: Avon Lake, OH

 

What makes Nelya tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Bubbly, driven, spiritual

Why are sports important to you?
Sports have really helped me with my disability, I have met ever lasting friends from around the world, true friends that do not laugh at my arms but honor my talent

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Biking and hiking

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Adaptive Sports pens the world and gives you personal goals that take you past your expectations

Who do you admire most?
Courtney Jordan, S7 swimmer

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I want to be one of the youngest competitor in Japan in Track and swimming and get a gold in each for my coutnry

What is your favorite quote:
Through hard work, perseverance and faith in God you can live your dreams

What is your favorite food?

Strawberries, avocado, organic smoothies and yes chocolate. I try to eat healthy and organic abut a girl just has to have chocolate!!

Track & Field

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Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

 

What makes Erica tick?

 

Describe yourself in three words:
Funny, competitive, kind

Why are sports important to you?
Because I like to stay healthy and have fun but also push myself to do the best I can on the track and while I play soccer

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
National record holder for the 100m, 200m, long jump U16 T44

Do you have any pre-competition rituals?
I jump up and down, twist from side to side and wiggle my hands

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I alternate between weights, cardio, speed and agility, running on track and soccer

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Doing things with my friends and watching Netflix

Who do you admire most?
My Mimi (grandmother)

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Bungee Jumping

What is your favorite quote:
“Make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous”

What is your favorite food?

Ice Cream

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
If you are first getting into it have and open mind because you will never know what can happen, and to also find someone who is really willing to help you. You also must work hard.

 

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Larchmont, NY

Cycling & Nordic/Biathlon

Sport: Cycling & Nordic/BiathlonThird day of the 2014 Hartford Ski Spectacular by Disabled Sports USA, at Nordic center in Frisco shooting cross country and biathlon. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann on 12/3/14) NIKON D750, {metering mode}, ISO 200, 1/1000 at f/8, EV 0.0, lens at 38mm. Photo copyright Reed Hoffmann.

Hometown: Murrieta, CA


What makes Tyler tick?

 

Describe yourself in three words.
Dynamic, fun , adventuresome

Why are sports important to you?  
I Like competing and having fun

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Cycling, Drama, and Boy Scouts

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
It is a lot of fun and you get to be outside with other people

Who do you admire most?
Walt Disney, Coach Maggie Palchak

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Do the Paralympics , Be in a Broadway play

What is your favorite quote?
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

What is your favorite food?
Lasagna

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine SkiingK. Taulman 2

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO

 

What makes Kyle tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Musical, competitive, nerdy

Why are sports important to you?
I think sports are important because they not only help to keep a person in shape, but with most sports even if it is a single person sport you are still part of team and you can build strong bonds with people. Also, you can grow stronger and have a great time doing it. That’s why sports are important to me.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
One of my favorite off-season activities is swimming competitively.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would tell them to go for it adaptive sports or just sports in general can change your life. Everyone has the ability participate in a sport and there are many people who’s lives are changed by it for the better.

Who do you admire most?
I admire Chris Devlin-Young for all of his accomplishments and how he is still very active after all these years.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I would want to travel to every country.

What is your favorite quote:
“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”-Bill Gates

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is fish and chips

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Wells, ME

 

Sled Hockey

Sport: Sled Hockey

Hometown: Centennial, CO

Swimming

Sport: SwimmingS. Vilim

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

What makes Sophia tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Intelligent, humorous, passionate

Why are sports important to you?
Sports are important to me because they are a good way to unwind after a long day. Also, they are a good place to direct my competitive side.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Hanging out with my friends

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would say they should definitely go for it. They are so rewarding. They are also a great way to meet new people and have fun doing something you love.

Who do you admire most?
Mother Teresa

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
To travel to as many places around the world as I possibly can.

What is your favorite quote:
“Nothing is impossible; The word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” (Audrey Hepburn)

What is your favorite food?

Pasta

Alpine Skiing

 Jordan-Lexie_2963Sport: Alpine Skiing

Guide: Liam Jordan

Hometown: North Salem, NY

Alpine Skiing

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Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO

 

What makes Paige tick?

Describe yourself in three words.
Kind, cheerful, funny

Why are sports important to you?
They give me freedom

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Hanging out with friends

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Have confidence and be positive to yourself

Who do you admire most?
All of my coaches

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Surfing

What is your favorite quote:
“The only Disability in life is a bad attitude.” ~Scott Hamilton

What is your favorite food?
Everything you put in front of me

Track & Field

Sport: Track & FieldM. Wallace 2

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

 

What makes Matthew tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Funny, outgoing, friendly

Why are sports important to you?
Sports help me to set goals

What is your favorite off-season activity?
I like to play wheelchair basketball and be with friends

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Do it! You’ll meet lots of new friends.

Who do you admire most?
David Weir

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
See the Paralympics.

What is your favorite quote:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

What is your favorite food?

Hot wings

Goalball

IMG_2832Sport: Goalball

Hometown: Pelham, AL

 

What makes Josh tick?

 

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Snowboarding

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Sky Diving

What is your favorite food?
Steak

Alpine Skiing / Track & Field

Sport: Alpine Skiing / Track & Field

Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI

 

Cycling

Sport: CyclingJ. Waters 2

Hometown: Ragley, LA

 

What makes Jacob tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Motivated, determined, passionate

Why are sports important to you?
I love the competition and the challenge.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Winning gold in the 3k Pursuit against able bodied peers.

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
2 1/2 hours of riding or cardio/strenth training.

What is your favorite off-season activity?
My favorite off- season activity is running and mountain biking with friends.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
I would tell them how freeing adaptive sports will make you feel and would offer to help in any way that I could.

Who do you admire most?
I don’t really have one person I admire most. There are a lot of people who I admire and who have inspired me.

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Compete in the Paralympics with Team USA.

What is your favorite quote:
Think fast, ride faster.

What is your favorite food?

Shrimp scampi is definitely my favorite food.

Shooting

Sport: Shooting

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Berkley, MI

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Sandy, UT

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Dacula, GA

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Mounds View, MN

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Beach Park, IL

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Thornton, CO

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Goalball

Sport: Goalball

Hometown: Vancouver, WA

Paratriathlon

Sport: Paratriathlon

Hometown: Tolono, IL

 

 

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Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Eagan, MN

Shooting

Sport: Shooting

Hometown: Castalia, OH

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Centennial, CO

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Gadsen, AL

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Ashland, OR

Snowboard

Sport: Snowboard

Hometown: Campbellsville, KY

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Ski

Hometown: Waterbury Center, VT

Swimming

Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Sammamish, WA

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Enfield, CT

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Durham, NC

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Swimming

Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Chesterfield, MO

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Metairie, LA

Sled Hockey

Sport: Sled Hockey

Hometown: Waitsfield, VT

 

What makes Jakob tick?

Describe yourself in three words:
Resilient, committed, passionate

Why are sports important to you?
It gives me a sense of belonging

What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
I was nominated to go to the USA developement camp

What does a typical day in your training program look like?
I skate three times a week and I have to keep good grades at school

What is your favorite off-season activity?
Biking

Who do you admire most?
Bryan Bathalon and Josh Pauls

What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
I want to go to the Paralympics

What is your favorite quote:
In my favorite movie Miracle  on Ice the coach said “when you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back.” And that is my favorite quote.

What is your favorite food?

Steak

What would you say to someone who is thinking about trying adaptive sports?
Adaptive sports has helped me become a better person and have me new experiences

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Shorewood, MN

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Lakeville, MN

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Brunswick, ME

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Ski 

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Powerlifting

Sport: Powerlifting

Hometown: Glen Allen, VA

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Sugar Grove, IL

Judo

Sport: Judo

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Castle Rock, CO

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Conowingo, MD

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Lake Villa, IL

Tennis

Sport: Tennis

Hometown: New York, NY

Goalball

Sport: Goalball

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

Swimming

Sport: Swimming

Hometown: Garden City, NY

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Cross-Country Skiing

Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Hometown: Barneveld, WI

Sled Hockey

Sport: Sled Hockey

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Sailing

Sport: Sailing

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Nordic

Sport: Nordic

Hometown: Manchester, ME

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Cheney, WA

Sled Hockey / Track & Field

Sport: Sled Hockey / Track & Field

Hometown: Bowling Green, OH

Basketball

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Carlsbad, CA

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Piermont, NH

Alpine Skiing

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Hometown: Murrieta, CA

Track & Field

Sport: Track & Field

Hometown: Ardmore, PA

Cross-Country Skiing

Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Hometown: Drummond, WI

Cross-Country Skiing

Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Hometown: Drummond, WI

Snowboard

Sport: Snowboard

Hometown: Centennial, CO

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