Name: Tyler Burdick
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline(s): Snowboarding
Event(s): Snowboard-cross, Banked Slalom
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
DOB: 3/15/1981
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Cyprus High School (Magna, Utah) ‘99
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (2014)
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games, 8th (snowboard-cross)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 - 12th (snowboard-cross)
  • Years of Participation: 2017
  • Top Finish: 12th – 2017 (snowboard-cross)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 World Para Snowboard World Cup Finals, PyeongChang, bronze (snowboard-cross)
Personal: Burdick was born in Utah and spent much of his childhood playing soccer, basketball, swimming and water polo. After completing a few semesters as an undergraduate, he enlisted in the Navy because it would afford him opportunities to administer medical treatment during combat operations. He was assigned as a hospital corpsman to the 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. From 2007 to 2010, he deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. It was with one week left of his third deployment that Burdick’s armored vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, resulting in serious injuries to both of his feet. He underwent limb salvage and intense physical therapy. When he regained strength, Burdick was fitted for a pair of braces that allowed him to stand and walk upright again. An avid snowboarder before the accident, he was introduced to the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, through the Wounded Warrior Project. There, he began training with Team Utah, a competitive snowboard team for both able-bodied and adaptive snowboarders. He quickly became a strong component of Team USA, competing at the Winter Paralympic Games Sochi 2014 . Following Sochi, Burdick began developing pain in his legs and made the decision to have both amputated. ...Burdick is a retired E-5 2nd Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy…Has three siblings, Allegra, Amika and Tim…Hobbies include biking, sailing, hiking and traveling…In addition to snowboarding, Burdick has his private pilot’s license through Salt Lake Community College…He has sailed 900 miles across the Gulf of Mexico more than four times…. He and his brother lived on his family’s sailboat for one year in Florida and another in Texas…Competed at the Warrior Games with the U.S. Navy in 2011 and 2012