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Roundup: Tyler Carter Takes The Stage At U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

By Paul D. Bowker | Dec. 20, 2022, 12:14 p.m. (ET)

Tyler Carter at the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. (Photo: Joe Kusumoto)

Every other week we scour the web for the latest going on in the world of U.S. Para alpine skiing. Here’s what you missed!


Mountains To Museum

Three-time Paralympian Tyler Carter took time to speak at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earlier this month.


The museum, which has 60,000 square feet of space, coordinates many athlete meet-and-greets at its facility. The December schedule included a Festival of Lights Holiday Celebration that was held Dec. 3 and featured multiple Olympians and Paralympians in attendance.


“In between a ton of driving to and from the mountains this week, I had the opportunity to speak at the @usopmuseum for @thesportscorp Olympic & Paralympic Family Roundup,” Carter wrote on his Instagram account. “Such a fun event bringing so many friends from the movements together.”


Carter also works at the museum as a supervisor of guest experience.

The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation serves Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region through a number of sports and community events.


Here are some more photos from the inaugural Olympic & Paralympic Family Roundup:

Memorable Debut For Brewer

Matthew Brewer, a sit skier from Huntington Beach, California, was maybe more pumped up than anybody when the world cup season began in early December in St. Moritz, Switzerland.


It was the 47-year-old’s world cup debut.


“To say it’s been a whirlwind of emotions would be putting it mildly,” he wrote on Instagram. “So much gratitude for @usparaalpineski for all their support in preparing me for the World Cup stage. A lot of work to do, but I’m ready for it. If you know me, you know I don’t shy away from a challenge. St. Moritz, I’ll never forget you and your majestic views!”


Silvers For Stephens

Laurie Stephens, a seven-time medalist over five Paralympic Games, was the first U.S. skier to capture a world cup medal this season. She won a silver medal in women’s sitting slalom in St. Moritz, then followed with another silver medal the next day in the same event.


Happy Beginnings For Johnson

Allie Johnson, a Chicago native who competed in her first Paralympic Games last winter in Beijing, was happy with her first world cup event of the season in St. Moritz.


“I finished my first world cup of the season, you guys!” she wrote. “Really happy with how I started the season and the progress I’ve made to get here! Fourth fricken place (what????) with tons of room for improvement but I’m focusing on the wins here. Progress not perfection!”

Two-time Paralympian Andrew Haraghey posted great views of the Swiss Alps.

Haraghey, a standing skier, finished in 11th and 13th in two separate slalom events in Switzerland.  

Paul D. Bowker

Paul D. Bowker has been writing about Olympic sports since 1996, when he was an assistant bureau chief in Atlanta. He is a freelance contributor to USParaAlpineSkiing.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.