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John Oman

Nordic Skiing

Picture
  • 2014
Name: John Oman
Sport
: Nordic Skiing
Event
: Cross-Country Skiing
Classification
: LW8, Standing
Height
: 5-6
Weight
: 140
Date
of Birth: Feb. 5, 1979
Birthplace
: Rice Lake, Wis.
Hometown
: Barron, Wis.
Current
Residence: Hudson, Wis.
High
School: Barron HS (Barron, Wis.) ‘97
College
: University of Minnesota ‘01, Mathematics
Coach
: James Upham

Career Highlights
  • 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 18th 20km, 31st 1km sprint, 32nd 10km
  • 2013: World Cup Cable, Wis., 6th 12.5km biathlon, 10th 15km; World Cup Canmore, 11th 15km biathlon, 13th 7.5km and 12.5km biathlons, 15th 20km, 19th 10km, 20th 1km

Personal

While John Oman is relatively new to the Paralympic Nordic skiing scene, he has a history of competitive success in adaptive sports. An above-elbow amputee, he played for the United States at the 2010 Amputee Hockey World Championships. Oman stays active no matter the season, as he also enjoys hiking, biking, running, camping, canoeing, softball, hunting and fishing.

Oman earned his degree in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota and now works as a pricing manager at Medtronic, a tech company that specializes in medical devices and therapies. He currently lives in Hudson, Wis., with his wife Jenna.

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