Sport: Alpine Skiing
Classification: LW4, Standing
Date of Birth: June 16, 1994
Birthplace: Clinton Township, Mich.
Hometown: Clinton Township, Mich.
Current Residence: Clinton Township, Mich.
High School: Rochester Adams HS (Rochester Hills, Mich.) ‘12
College: University of Denver ‘16
Coach: Kevin Jardine
- 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 6th super G, 13th super combined, 22nd slalom; World Cup Copper Mountain, 10th slalom run 1, 11th slalom run 2, 12th giant slalom; World Cup Panorama, 14th giant slalom, 16th super combined, 17th downhill, 23rd super-G; NorAm Aspen, 2nd downhill; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 3rd downhill; NorAm Winter Park, 1st giant slalom
- 2013: World Cup Thredbo; 2nd slalom and giant slalom; World Cup Coronet Peak, 3rd slalom; NorAm Copper Mountain, 1st giant slalom, 3rd giant slalom; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 1st slalom, giant slalom; Named to 2013-14 U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team
- 2012: Huntsman Cup overall champion, 1st slalom and giant slalom; Michigan Adaptive Sports Skiing state champion; Named to 2012-13 U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing Development Team
- 2011: Michigan Adaptive Sports Skiing state champion
Jamie Stanton has become a breakout star since his debut with the U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team this season. Stanton began the 2013-14 season on the development squad, but he exceeded his own expectations by claiming two gold medals in his first-ever international competition at Copper Mountain, Colo. From there, Stanton has continued his rapid rise to the top, earning three world cup podiums in Australia and New Zealand before returning to Copper to claim gold at the IPC NorAm Cup there in December. Now, he is ranked the No. 1 men’s standing skier in the United States.
Currently a sophomore at the University of Denver, Stanton received the university’s prestigious Freshman of the Year Award in 2013. He was born with fibular hemimelia, a growth deficiency of the fibula, and as a result had his right leg amputated below the knee at age six. Staton skied for the first time when he was 3 years old and has played able-bodied sports for most of his life. He was introduced to Paralympic sport just two years ago, when a friend convinced him to enter the Michigan Adaptive Sports State Championships ski races. After winning back-to-back titles at the state championships, Stanton was introduced to Erik Petersen of the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Petersen brought Staton to his first race camp in Breckenridge, Colo., and from there, Stanton was hooked on international competition with the goal of representing Team USA at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
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