Name: Omar Bermejo
Sport: Nordic Skiing
Discipline(s): Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 150
DOB: 1/6/1982
Birthplace: Jalisco, Mexico
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Union HS (Grand Rapids, Mich.) ‘00
College: University of Phoenix ‘13, Business
Other Career Highlights
  • 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 9th 4x2.5km open relay (with Augusto Perez, Bryan Price and Kevin Burton), 17th 12.5km biathlon, 17th 15km biathlon, 18th 7.5km biathlon, 29th 10km, 30th 1km sprint
  • 2014: U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 7.5km biathlon, 1km, 10km and 15km
  • 2013: World Cup Canmore, 9th 15km biathlon, 12th 7.5km and 12.5km biathlons, 13th 20km
  • 2013: World Cup Cable, Wis., 5th 15km biathlon, 6th 7.5km biathlon, 7th 12.5km biathlon and 20km, 12th 15km and cross-country sprint
  • 2013: U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 15km, 10km, cross-country sprint, distance and sprint biathlon
  • 2012: Named to U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Development Team
  • 2014: Paralympic Winter Games, 9th 4x2.5km open relay (with Augusto Perez, Bryan Price and Kevin Burton), 17th 12.5km biathlon, 17th 15km biathlon, 18th 7.5km biathlon, 29th 10km, 30th 1km sprint
  • U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 7.5km biathlon, 1km, 10km and 15km
  • 2013: World Cup Canmore, 9th 15km biathlon, 12th 7.5km and 12.5km biathlons, 13th 20km
  • World Cup Cable, Wis., 5th 15km biathlon, 6th 7.5km biathlon, 7th 12.5km biathlon and 20km, 12th 15km and cross-country sprint
  • U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Championships, 1st 15km, 10km, cross-country sprint, distance and sprint biathlon
  • 2012: Named to U.S. Paralympics Nordic Skiing Development Team
Personal: Bermejo joined the United States Marine Corps at age 17 and had risen to the rank of sergeant within ten years of service....Bermejo was injured in a motorcycle accident in June 2008, shortly after returning from his fourth deployment in Iraq. The crash left Bermejo with a nearly-severed arm that would be amputated at the shoulder shortly thereafter....Bermejo went through a depression after the amputation as he looked for a reason to stay motivated in everyday life. It wasn’t until a visit to the nearby VA Medical Center that Bermejo met other veterans in his condition that convinced him not to give up on himself. ...At a rehabilitation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y., four months after his amputation, Bermejo put on cross-country skis for the first time and fell in love with the sport. ...Bermejo is a resident athlete at the Wood River Ability Program (Paralympic Sport Club Ketchum) in Sun Valley, Idaho; he also spent time training last summer with the Maine Winter Sports Center in Caribou, Maine.