Sport: Alpine Skiing
Classification: Guide for Danelle Umstead
Date of Birth: March 10, 1970
Birthplace: Manchester, Mass.
Hometown: Park City, Utah
Current Residence: Winter Park, Colo.
High School: Manchester HS (Manchester, Mass.) ‘88
College: University of Massachusetts ‘92, Zoology
Rob Umstead, husband to Danelle Umstead, became Danelle's full-time guide in 2008 when she was having difficulties finding one after the two moved from New Mexico to Utah. Rob guided Danelle to two bronze medals at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The team made the podium in the downhill and super combined events.
Rob has a noteworthy career in ski racing and has been involved in racing for 23 years. He first started out as a young athlete in Vermont and then moved on to racing for the University of Massachusetts. After college he was a race coach in New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah and Oregon.
Together Rob and Danelle formed the team "Vision4Gold."
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