Name: Jimmy Sides
Sport: Snowboarding
Event(s): Banked Slalom, Snowboardcross
Classification: SB-UL
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
DOB: 10/7/1982
Birthplace: Austin, Texas
Hometown: Silverthorne, Colo.
High School: Gainesville High School (Gainesville, Texas) '01
College: Colorado Mountain College '20, Geology/Hydrology
Team/Club: Adaptive Action Sports, Team Semper Fi
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2018)
  • PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, 14th (banked slalom), 15th (snowboardcross)
Personal: In July 2012, Staff Sergeant Sides was serving as an explosive ordinance disposal technician with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan. He was attempting to manually disarm an improvised explosive device when it exploded. His injuries resulted in the loss of vision in his left eye and the amputation of his lower right arm...Has two siblings, Matthew and Melissa...Married to Amy Sides...Has one daughter, Avery...Hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, skating, surfing, off-roading, camping, climbing and hiking.