Name: Tyler Walker
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Classification: LW12-1, Sitting
Height: 3-0
Weight: 115
DOB: 4/10/1986
Birthplace: Hanover, N.H.
Hometown: Franconia, N.H.
High School: Profile High School (Bethlehem, N.H.) ‘ 04
College: University of New Hampshire ‘08, Geography, International Affairs
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018); Two-time Paralympic medalist (2 silver)
  • PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, silver (slalom, giant slalom), 12th (super-G)
  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
  • Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, 10th (slalom), 16th (giant slalom), 22nd (super-G)
  • Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, 6th (giant slalom), 11th (super-G), 14th (slalom), 15th (downhill)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 7th (giant slalom), 8th (slalom), 12th (super-G)
  • Years of Participation: 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Top Finish: 2004 – 6th (2004)
Personal: Walker was born with lumbar sacral agenesis, a condition that resulted in his spine missing after the first vertebra; he had both legs amputated at the knee at age four...He grew up skiing in adaptive programs at Waterville Valley and Loon Mountain, eventually joining the New England Disabled Ski Team. At just 19, he was the world cup overall runner-up for giant slalom. A year later, he earned his first trip to the Paralympic Winter Games and captured the giant slalom overall world cup title. Since then, Walker has been a constant force on the international stage....Son of James and Carol Walker...Has one sister, Ashley...Minored in German and political science...Hobbies include fishing, kayaking and exploring...Gained acclaim in Colorado Springs, Colorado, when he hiked the Manitou Incline, which boasts more than 2,000 feet in elevation gain in less than one mile, on his hands.