Adaptive

This is the 4th year of the program.

We are official partners of The National Ability Center, and have been supporting their adaptive

Mono ski cross and snowboard cross programs over the last 3 years.

 

We have had great success with these very hardworking and motivated athletes. Culminating in X Games Gold and Bronze medals, and podiums at every World Cup we have entered.

 

The Athletes have various physical disabilities, and we tailor their training to suit.

Up to this point in time the athletes on the team as well as Team Utah Snowboarding, Inc., and The National Ability Center (plus a few great individual supporters) have carried the financial burden of their training and travel at the World Cup level.

Our next major goal is a medal at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

 

The athletes come from all over the World, some have injuries from past military service, and several have earned World Cup Podiums both on the male and female divisions, all striving for Olympic Gold. This year the team will have 16 athletes, all of whom will be based in the greater Park City area. By facilitating theses athletes’ successes, we will help inspire future generations of adaptive athletes.

We hope this great cause is of some interest to your good selves, and any help would be gratefully received. If you wish to get some background and references on the Team Utah Adaptive/National Ability Center program please don’t hesitate to contact Jess Roising the National Ability Center Competition Program Manager at JessR@discoverNAC.org or visit the National Ability Center website at DiscoverNAC.org. We would like to say thanks to the Dalton and Lyski families for their kind support of this program.

 

We are a registered 501 3c Nonprofit, donations are tax deductible.

 

Thank you once again for your interest, and we look forward to seeing you back in Park City very soon.

 

Adaptive Team Accomplishments

 

Our Adaptive program in which we are partnered with The National Ability Center, has enjoyed some truly amazing success. Not only did we train our X Games and World Cup Snowboarders, but we also had the pleasure to train some of the  top sit-skiers in Skier cross.

Last season we made history by having the 1st adaptive athletes to ever to drop the US Open half pipe and slope style course. We have the only sit-snowboarders in international competition.

The team was involved in the 1st and 2nd ever Adaptive Snowboardcross/Mono cross at the X-Games. Team member Dan Munzo took 3rd overall that year, and team member Keith Gable won X Games gold this year. We also had two of our sit-ski athletes qualify for the semifinals.

At the 1st ever WSF European Adaptive Snowboardcross World Cup, our team took 1st and 2nd for the women and 1st and 3rd for the men. We placed 6 out of the top 10 men overall at that event.

Adaptive snowboard cross and skier cross will be featured as medaling events in the 2014 Sochi Para-Olympics. Our ultimate goal is to help our athletes to achieve success at the upcoming winter games.

 

HEAD COACH/

STU REA

USASA/USSA LEVEL 300 /AASI 3

DIRECTOR TUT

 

TEAM MANAGER TUT and NAC

TRAVIS THIEL

USASA/USSA LEVEL 200 /AASI 3

 

COACHES

Todd Johnson

USASA/USSA LEVEL 300

Jon Pohl

USASA/USSA LEVEL 200

Aaron Kawchak

USASA/USSA LEVEL 100

Lizzy Beerman

USASA/USSA LEVEL 100