Name: Monica Bascio
Caps:
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Cross Country Skiing
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 117
DOB: 9/16/1969
Birthplace: Massapequa , N.Y.
Hometown: Evergreen, Colo.
High School: Ridgewood HS (Ridgewood, N.J.) ‘87
College: San Jose State ‘98, Occupational Therapy
Other Career Highlights
  • 2014: Nordic Skiing - Paralympic Winter Games, 7th 12km
  • 2014: Nordic Skiing - 18th 1km sprint
  • 2014: Nordic Skiing - U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 2nd 5km, 2nd 10km, 3rd 1km
  • 2013: Nordic Skiing - World Cup Canmore, 9th 10km, 10th 5km and 1km
  • 2010: Nordic Skiing - Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, 9th 10km, 10th 5km
  • 2010: Nordic Skiing - U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 5km
  • 2009: Nordic Skiing - Whistler Paralympic test event, 2nd 5km
  • 2009: Nordic Skiing - IPC World Cup of Skiing, 2nd
  • 2007: Nordic Skiing - U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 15km
  • 2006: Nordic Skiing - Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, 9th 10km, 7th 5km
  • 2005: Nordic Skiing - IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, 5th 10km
  • 2013: Cycling - International Paralympic Committee World Handcycle Championships, 1st road race and time trial
  • 2013: Cycling - UCI World Cup, 1st overall
  • 2012: Cycling - London 2012 Paralympic Games, 2nd road race and time trial
  • 2011: Cycling - UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, 1st overall
  • 2011: Cycling - World Cup Segovia, two 1st-place finishes
  • 2011: Cycling - World Cup Baie Comeau, two 1st-place finishes
  • 2011: Cycling - IPC World Handcycle Championships, 1st road race and time trial
  • 2011: Cycling - Parapan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1st road race
  • 2002: Cycling - IPC World Handcycle Championships, 1st time trial
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 7th 12km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 18th 1km sprint
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 2nd 5km, 2nd 10km, 3rd 1km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2013: World Cup Canmore, 9th 10km, 10th 5km and 1km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2010: Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, 9th 10km, 10th 5km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 5km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2009: Whistler Paralympic test event, 2nd 5km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: IPC World Cup of Skiing, 2nd
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2007: U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 15km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2006: Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, 9th 10km, 7th 5km
  • Career Highlights - Nordic Skiing: 2005: IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, 5th 10km
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: 2013: International Paralympic Committee World Handcycle Championships, 1st road race and time trial
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: UCI World Cup, 1st overall
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: 2012: London 2012 Paralympic Games, 2nd road race and time trial
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: 2011: UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, 1st overall
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: World Cup Segovia, two 1st-place finishes
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: World Cup Baie Comeau, two 1st-place finishes
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: IPC World Handcycle Championships, 1st road race and time trial
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: Parapan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico, 1st road race
  • Career Highlights – Cycling: 2002: IPC World Handcycle Championships, 1st time trial
Personal: Bascio is a lifelong athlete who has excelled in both cycling and Nordic skiing. ...Bascio became a paraplegic in 1992 as the result of a skiing accident. ...She made her Paralympic debut in cycling at the 2006 Torino Games. Since then, she has gone on to compete in Nordic skiing in Vancouver and cycling in London, where she earned two silver medals. ...Bascio was named the United States Olympic Committee’s Paralympic SportsWoman of the year in 2013 in her final season before retiring from cycling....Bascio also works as an occupational therapist specializing in geriatrics. ...She is married to Ian Lawless, who serves as the high performance director for U.S. Paralympics cycling. ...The couple has a 7-year-old son, Henry, who frequently travels with his parents to races and is already on his second passport.