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Kirk Schornstein


Schornstein raced against able-bodied athletes until he was a teenager. Competing in the standing category (he has congenital paralysis of his right arm), Schornstein was a consistent top-10 IPC World Cup finisher in 2012/13, and was the men’s Canadian slalom champion in 2013 after battling back from a knee surgery that kept him from competing in the 2012-13 IPC World Cup circuit. At the age of 17, he had four top-15 finishes at the 2011 IPC world championships. Schornstein plays volleyball and helps out with the family mechanical contracting business in his hometown of Spruce Grove, Alta.

Top Results

12th – Downhill – IPC World Championships – Sestriere, Italy (2011)
1st – Giant slalom – USA Nationals - Alyeska, Alaska, USA (2011)
1st – Giant slalom – Canadian Para-Alpine Championships – Sun Peaks, B.C. (2013)

IPC World Cup rankings:

Overall: 11th
Slalom: 11th
Giant slalom: 21st
Super G / Downhill: 7th


Birth date: 19/03/1993
Birth place: Edmonton, Alta.
Residence: Spruce Grove, Alta.
Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alta.
Ski club: Snow Valley Racing
Made team: 2009
Sponsor: Panas family, Bird Construction, Novus Energy, Fabco Plastics, Emco, Sure-Form Construction


Height: 5-11
Weight: 180 pounds
Skis: Volkl
Goggles: Uvex
Boots: Dalbello
Poles: Leki
Helmet: Uvex


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