Andy Soule extends medal streak at IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

By Katie Branham | Jan. 30, 2015, 6:20 p.m. (ET)


Andy Soule competes at 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships

CABLE, Wis. – Andy Soule won his fourth medal of the week as he took second in the men’s sitting long distance biathlon event at the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Championships.

Soule (Pearland, Texas), an Army veteran and 2010 Paralympic medalist, didn’t miss a single shot as he led the way for an excellent day in the range for Team USA. The U.S. men only had four misses out of 60 shots.

“I just took it one step at a time, one shot at a time, one quarter at a time and one hill at a time,” Soule said. “I’m so proud of our how our entire team has done here.”

Soule’s teammate Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen (Topeka, Kansas) recorded his best biathlon result of the week as he finished fifth. Bryan Price (Belton, Missouri) was 12th, while Omar Bermejo (Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished 14th in the men’s standing race.

“From a team perspective, we are all gaining energy and excitement from not only Andy’s medals, but from the great results all around,” said John Farra, high performance director for U.S. Paralympics Nordic skiing. “We’ve enjoyed competing here at home, and today’s performances set us up really nicely for tomorrow’s final individual cross-country races.”

After five days of competition, Team USA owns five medals with two silver and three bronze medals. Athletes compete in the middle distance cross-country event on Saturday, followed by the team relay on Sunday.

A live stream of the competition is available at USParalympics.org. Complete results and competition schedules are available at Paralympic.org.