Scott Meyer

Alpine Skiing

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  • 2014

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Height: 4-0
Weight: 135
Classification: LW12-1, Sitting
Date of Birth: March 2, 1974
Birthplace: West Bend, Wis.
Hometown: Frisco, Colo.
Current Residence: Frisco, Colo.
High School: West Bend West HS (West Bend, Wis.) ‘92
College: University of Wisconsin Whitewater ‘01, Pre-med
Coach: Kevin Jardine

Career Highlights

  • 2014: Paralympic Winter Games competitor, slalom
  • 2013: NorAm Copper Mountain, 13th giant slalom
  • 2012: World Cup St. Moritz, 9th slalom, 11th giant slalom; NorAm Copper Mountain, 6th slalom run 1, 5th slalom run 2 and giant slalom; NorAm Winter Park, 16th super-G
  • 2011: IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, 14th giant slalom; NorAm Kimberley, Canada, 11th super-G run 1, 9th super-G run 2, 10th downhill run 1, 6th downhill run 2
  • 2010: World Cup Aspen, 12th super combined, 17th super-G

Personal

Scott Meyer grew up playing ice hockey for 15 years and dreaming of one day competing against the best in the world. But his dream took a detour when he was 19-years-old. While working unloading cargo from semi-trucks, he was pinned between the loading dock and a semi-truck. Meyer suffered a lumbar spinal cord injury and underwent nearly 100 surgeries in the two years following his accident.

It may not be ice hockey, but now Meyer is competing against the best in the world in alpine skiing. He has been competitive on the international stage since 2010 but will make his Paralympic Winter Games debut in Sochi. Off the snow, Meyer is interested in science and the culinary arts. He also enjoys traveling, something he gets to fulfill each winter during the world cup season.

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