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Being competitive by nature, I took a liking to sports at a very young age. I began skiing in the backyard when he was about five years old. At the age of seven, I was involved in a Farm accident where I lost my left arm. While the accident was initially a major shock, it did not deter me from pursuing my love of sport and competition. I earned a Silver and a Bronze medal in the Biathlon races at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. Four years later in PyeongChang 2018, I set a new Canadian record of six medals from a single Winter Games. Earning a medal for each of the six competitions I started. Becoming Paralympic Champion in the Biathlon Individual, with a Silver and a Bronze in the other two Biathlon competitions. In Cross Country, I added a Silver from the Relay and two Bronze medals from Cross Country events. I ended the 2018 Games as Team Canada's Flag Bearer at the Closing Ceremonies.
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ACHIEVEMENTS​

Paralympic Winter Games

Vancouver 2010 - Sochi 2014 - PyeongChang 2018

Paralympic Champion (PyeongChang 2018)

Triple Silver Medalist (Sochi 2014 & PyeongChang 2018)

Four-time Bronze Medalist (Sochi 2014 & PyeongChang 2018)

Canada's Closing Ceremonies Flag Bearer - 2018

World Championships

Vuokatti 2009 - Khanty-Mansiysk 2011 - Solleftea 2013   Cable 2015 - Finsterau 2017 - Prince George 2019

Triple World Champion 

Five-time Silver Medalist 

Six-time Bronze Medalist

World Cup

Biathlon Overall Winner

4x Biathlon Overall Podium

37 Biathlon Podiums

12 Cross Country Podiums

 

HONORS​

Member of the Order of Prince Edward Island - 2018

Province of Prince Edward Island 

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal - 2013

War Amps of Canada

 

Gold Level Award - 2012 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Best Male Athlete - 2018

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Male Athlete of the Year - 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013

Lieutenant Governor’s Award - 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013

Bill Halpenny Award - 2018, 2014

Sport's PEI

 

Male Athlete of the Year - 2018, 2013

Alberta Sport Connection

 

Male Athlete of the Year - 2018

Biathlon Canada

 

Phil Bower Memorial Award - Most Outstanding Athlete - 2007

Parasport & Recreation PEI

 

Canada Day Youth Award - Recognition for making a contribution to the                                                      community and to Canada - 2005   

Canada Day Youth Ambassador Program  

 

Clint Evans Award - Leadership - 2005

Jacky Boyce Memorial Award - Outstanding Sportsmanship - 2004

Christina Glover Memorial Award - Outstanding Citizenship  - 2003

East Wiltshire School

 

SPONSORS

Fischer Sport - Skis Boots Bindings
Leki - Poles
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Polar Electro logo
Nordic Marksman - Biathlon Equipment Supplier

Viewpoint Eyecare - Canmore                                         Canadian Sports Institute - Calgary 

 

Ascent Physiotherapy & Performance Lab                    The Dive Shop - Calgary                                         

SkiUphill / RunUphill - Canmore                                     Outside Bike & Ski - Canmore

 

FUN FACTS

8772

TOTAL SHOTS TAKEN IN THE 2019- 2020 
SEASON

98%

HIT PERCENTAGE AT THE 2018
PARALYMPICS

3'451.8km

YES, I AM IN FACT RIGHT HANDED!
TOTAL DISTANCE SKIED LAST YEAR

193cm

HEIGHT

27

COUNTRIES VISITED

197

MAX HEART RATE

38

LOWEST RECORDED HEART RATE

6

NUMBER OF MEDALS FROM PYEONGCHANG 2018 

8

TOTAL PARALYMPIC MEDALS
I ONCE HAD A PET PIG NAMED SODA-POP
 
 

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