Name: Katlyn Maddry
Sport: Snowboarding
Event(s): Dual Banked Slalom, Banked Slalom, Snowboardcross
Classification: SB-LL2
Height: 5-4
DOB: 10/8/2001
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
High School: Mat-Su Career and Technical High School (Wasilla, Alaska)
College: University of Alaska Anchorage
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2022)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, 12th (snowboardcross), DNS (banked slalom)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2021 – 4th (dual banked slalom)
  • Years of participation: 2021
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2021 (dual banked slalom)
Personal: Katlyn was born with Fibular Hemimelia which resulted in scoliosis and her right leg was amputated at 8-years-old...In 5th Grade, Katlyn was invited by her Special Education program to go to Alyeska Ski Resort...It was there that she joined an adaptive race program called Challenge Alaska, which she trained with throughout high school...Daughter of Jim Maddry and LeAnn Maddry...Katlyn has four siblings: Annaka, Elena, Hannah, and Joseph Maddry...Before she began snowboarding Katlyn participated in State chess competitions...Her favorite sporting moment was competing in the Dual Bank Slalom in 2021, "My riding was on fire, and I was just so happy to be there." ...The first adaptive athlete she met was Keith Gabel in 2014 at the Hartford Ski Spectacular...The two have since become friends...Katlyn loves his positive attitude and his willingness to support her and other athletes on the slopes...Her favorite thing about snowboarding is that there's always room for improvement and new challenges to overcome...In three words, Katlyn would describe herself as: fun, loving, and a go-getter...She is known to her friends as Katy...Katy is a full-time student (undergoing an Architecture Degree), athlete and server at Buffalo Wild Wings.