I was born without my right femur.
I started skiing and riding a bike when I was Five.
I made the US Para-Alpine Ski Team when I was Sixteen.
I competed and won two Silvers at my first Winter Paralympic Games at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.
I made the US Para-Cycling Team when I was Eighteen.
I competed in my first Summer Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece when I was Twenty. (4th and 6th Place)
I competed in my second Winter Paralympic Games in Torino, Italy where I won Gold in the Slalom, all at the great age of Twenty-One.
I graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and was the recipient of the Pioneer Award (highest award for an undergraduate).
At the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing, China I won a Silver in the Individual Time Trial.
In 2010 I competed in my fifth Paralympics and third Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. (Fifth Place).
The 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, England I had my most successful Games to date. I won the Individual Time Trial, and Bronze in the 3km Pursuit on the Velodrome and the Road Race.
My final Winter Paralympics were held in Sochi, Russia where I won a Bronze in the Downhill (a couple of fourths were also achieved).
In 2014 I married my biggest support and love of my life, Sara.
Currently training for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Our dog’s name is Rammer, after a former coach who passed away. Our cat’s names are Miles and Davis, after the great Miles Davis. Our chicken are Hedwig, RuPaul, and Beetle Juice, just cause. We have a wee house mostly filled with sporting equipment (bicycles, kayaks, skis, and other shenanigans).