Sport: Alpine Skiing
Classification: LW4, Standing
Date of Birth: Jan. 16, 1994
Birthplace: Reading, Pa.
Hometown: Topton, Pa.
Current Residence: Topton, Pa.
High School: Brandywine Heights HS (Topton, Pa.) ‘12
Coach: Kevin Jardine
- 2014: World Cup Copper Mountain, 20th giant slalom run 1, 24th giant slalom run 2, 22nd slalom; NorAm Winter Park, 6th giant slalom run 1, 8th slalom and giant slalom run 2
- 2013: NorAm Copper Mountain, 13th slalom, 16th giant slalom run 1, 17th giant slalom run 2, 21st super-G run 1, 19th super-G run 2
- 2012: NorAm Winter Park, 8th giant slalom and super-G; NorAm Copper Mountain, 14th slalom, 13th giant slalom, 13th super-G run 1, 15th super-G run 2; U.S. Championships, 10th super-G
Tyler Carter was in the stands watching the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games as part of the Paralympic Experience Vancouver delegation for young student athletes, and now only four years later it’s his turn to compete in the Paralympic Winter Games. Carter had his leg amputated as an infant after being born without a fibula. Growing up, he played tennis and skateboarded, but he fell in love with skiing after attending the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports camp when he was only 8-years-old.
Carter is relatively new to international competition, having raced in his first ever-world cup race in January of 2014. His top-20 finish in giant slalom, however, was strong enough to land him a spot on the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team.