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Dan Monzo

Snowboarding

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  • 2014

Sport: Snowboarding
Event: Snowboard cross
Height: 6-2
Weight: 270
Classification: Lower Limb Impairment
Date of Birth: Aug. 1, 1990
Birthplace: Orange County, N.Y.
Hometown: Glenwood, N.J.
Current Residence: Glenwood, N.J.
High School: Vernon Township HS (Vernon, N.J.) ‘08
Coach: Miah Wheeler

Career Highlights

  • 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 18th; U.S. Paralympics Snowboard Cross National Championships, 6th; World Cup La Molina, 10th run 1, 8th run 2; World Cup Copper Mountain, 11th run 1, 11th run 2; World Cup Big White, 13th run 1, 15th run 2
  • 2013: IPCAS Copper Mountain (March), 5th, IPCAS Copper Mountain (Feb.), 10th; IPCAS Twin Bridges, 13th
  • 2011: ESPN Winter X Games, 3rd
  • 2010: U.S. National Championships, 1st

Personal

Dan Monzo loved snowboarding before he lost his left leg in a dirtbike accident when he was 15-years-old. Six months after he got his prosthetic, and with only a two-foot wide path of snow, Monzo decided it was time to see how his prosthetic would do snowboarding. He cleared a jump and slid half-way down a rail. Monzo said he face planted in the mud, but stood up with a huge smile on his face because that was the moment he knew he would be able to snowboard again, and he made the decision to become a professional adaptive snowboarder.

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