Sport: Nordic Skiing
Event: Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon
Classification: LW12, Sitting
Date of Birth: Dec. 2, 1980
Birthplace: Torrejon Air Force Base, Community of Madrid
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Current Residence: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Pearland HS ‘99
College: Texas A&M University, Anthropology; Murray State College '12, Gunsmithing
Military Service Branch: United States Army
Military Rank: Specialist (E-4)
Military Status: Retired
Coach: James Upham
- 2015: IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, 2nd 5km, 2nd 15k biathlon, 3rd 1km sprint, 3rd 15km, 9th 12km biathlon;
- 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 4th 15km biathlon, 4th 7.5km biathlon, 5th 12.5km biathlon, 5th 15km, 5th 1km sprint, 9th 10km; World Cup Oberried, 12th 12.5km biathlon, 14th 7.5km biathlon; U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 2nd 7.5km biathlon, 10km and 15km, 3rd 1km
- 2013: IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup Final, Sochi, Russia, 6th biathlon; World Cup Canmore, 9th 1km; World Cup Cable, Wis., 2nd 12.5km biathlon, 5th 15km biathlon and cross-country sprint, 6th 7.5km biathlon and 20km, 7th 10km
- 2010: Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, 3rd 2.4k biathlon; World Cup Bessans, France, 3rd 12.5km biathlon; 4th overall Biathlon World Cup standings; U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 3rd 10km
- 2009: World Cup Sjusjoen, Norway, 1st biathlon sprint
- 2008: 12th overall World Cup standings
Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Andy Soule decided he wanted to give back to his country and joined the Army. Soon after basic training, he was deployed to Afghanistan. An improvised explosive device detonated next to Soule's Humvee, resulting in a double leg amputation. Soule then spent a few years in rehabilitation and soon began looking for options that would keep him active. As a lifelong athlete with plenty of ambition, he attended a cross-country recruitment camp in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2005. Even though he had no previous experience with skiing, he caught on quickly and was hooked on the sport.
Soule moved to Sun Valley in 2006 to live and train full-time. He made fast progress, winning a silver medal at the U.S. Championships in 2007 and earning two consecutive top-10 finishes in his first World Cup races in the same year. Those results earned him a spot on the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team for 2008, and he finished that season 12th overall in the World Cup standings. He has been a leading member of the national team ever since. Soule attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Cadet program while he attended school.
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