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)

Kirk 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 disciplines.

Schornstein performed exceptionally well at the 2017 IPC World Championships in Tarvisio, ITA 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.

In 2018, Schornstein attended his second Paralympic Games and finished in sixth-place in the downhill.


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