Kirk Schornstein

Kirk Schornstein

Para-Alpine Athlete

Photo Caption Photo: Roger Witney

Kirk Schornstein
About Kirk
Location March 19, 1993
Location Spruce Grove, Alta.
Club Snow Valley Racing
Year Team Member Since 2009
Social Media

World Cup Ranking

#16th - Overall 2017-18
#15th - Slalom 2017-18
#16th - Giant Slalom 2017-18
#6th - Super-G 2017-18
#8th - Downhill 2017-18

Medal Highlights

1st Giant slalom – Canadian Para-Alpine Championships Sun Peaks, B.C. (2013)
1st Giant slalom – USA Nationals Alyeska, Alaska, USA (2011)
1st Downhill – IPC World Championships Sestriere, Italy (2011)
2nd Downhill - IPC World Championships Tarvisio, Italy (2017)

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. In the 2015-16 season Schornstein placed seventh in the slalom race at World Cup Finals, and consistently stayed in the top 15 across all events.

Kirk performed exceptionally well in January 2017 at the 2017 IPC world championships in Tarvisio, Italy where he captured silver in the downhill. He also posted three other top-ten finishes including fourth-places in both the super-G and super combined.

He serves as a member of the Athletes' Council of the Canadian Paralympic Committee

Schornstein plays volleyball and helps out with the family mechanical contracting business in his hometown of Spruce Grove, Alta.


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