Name: Rob Umstead
Classification: B2, Visually Impaired/Guide
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
DOB: 3/10/1970
Birthplace: Manchester
Hometown: Taos
High School: Manchester HS (Manchester, Mass.) ‘88
College: University of Massachusetts ‘92, Zoology
Paralympic Experience
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, guide
  • Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games, guide
Personal: 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. He guided Danelle to two bronze medals at the Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 and a bronze medal at the Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 in super combined. The team made the podium in the downhill and super combined events. He 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."