Name: Sean Halsted
Sport: Nordic Skiing
Discipline(s): Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Classification: LW11.5
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
DOB: 11/24/1970
Birthplace: Spokane, Wash.
Hometown: Rathdrum, Idaho
High School: Mead Sr. High School (Spokane, Wash.) ‘88
College: Washington State University, Psychology ‘92
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2010, 2014, 2018)
  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, 9th (15km), 11th (biathlon individual), 12th (biathlon middle-distance), 16th (10km), 17th (cross-country sprint)
  • Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, 7th (10km), 9th (15km), 10th (cross-country sprint)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 10th (15km), 13th (10km),15th (biathlon middle-distance)
  • Years of Participation: 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Top Finish: 6th – 2011 (cross-country sprint)
Personal: U.S. Air Force veteran Sean Halsted was injured after falling 40 feet out of a helicopter, while on a fast rope during a search and rescue training exercise in 1998...An active guy, he couldn't bear to lose sports and found Nordic skiing after attending a Veterans Administration Winter Sports Clinic in 2001...After a breakthrough at the 2007 National Championships, Halsted found a home on the World Cup circuit in 2008 when he finished 16th in the overall standings in only his first full year on the team...Enjoys sled hockey, handcycling, swimming and downhill skiing...In high school he lettered in track and cross country and in college was an all Pac-10 athlete in rowing...Says, "it's better to be active than not to be active at all," and lives by the quote from J.R.R. Tolkien, "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." ...Son of Ronald and Thanne Halsted...Has three brothers, Clark, Daniel and Regan...Married to Sarah Washington-Halsted...Has two daughters and one son, Keelie, Rileigh and Ethan...Would someday like to get a multi-engine pilot's license, but says that being a good dad to his three children is his top priority.