Name: Erin Martin
Sport: Nordic Skiing
Discipline(s): Cross Country Skiing
Event(s): Sprint Cross-Country, Middle-Distance Cross-Country
Classification: LW10
Height: 5-8
Weight: 110
DOB: 7/18/1986
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Lincoln High School (Sioux Falls, SD) ‘04
College: Seattle University
Team/Club: Methow Valley Nordic
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2022)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, 15th (middle-distance cross-country), 16th (sprint cross-country)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021 Canmore World Cup, 10th (cross-country skiing)
Personal: Martin tried Nordic skiing at the encouragement of her friend and teammate, Heather Galeotalanza, in March 2019....She developed her impairment after a climbing accident....Immediately fell in love with the freedom and adventure that goes along with exploring trails...Since trying Nordic skiing she’s been training hard and working on improving her power and endurance for skiing. ...Her parents are Roger and Sharon Martin and she has one sibling, Gerrad Martin. ...Erin's hobbies are rowing, biking, camping and crossword puzzles. A fun fact about Erin is that she is a pro level napper. ...Oksana Masters is her sporting idol....Her most memorable sporting moment was placing 3rd at US Sit Ski Nationals which earned her a qualification spot on the US Paralympic team....Her favorite thing about Nordic skiing is the opportunity to train and race in some of the most beautiful places in the world. ...Three words to best describe Erin are: helper, planner, goal-oriented.