Meet the 2018 U.S. Paralympic Teams

The 2018 Paralympics are just weeks away. Here are all the U.S. para-athletes that will be competing.


Online Exclusive posted Friday, February 23, 2018 – 11:04am

More than 600 athletes from 45 countries will compete in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games next month. The 10-day competition runs from March 9-18 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea. Team USA has been announcing the para-athletes that will compete in 80 medal events covering six sports, including alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, para ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.  Below, meet the 2018 U.S. Paralympic teams:

Team USA wheelchair curling member Kirk Black, in front, slides a stone down the ice, while teammates Justin Marshall and Penny Greely watch. (Photo courtesy of World Curling Federation)


Name, Hometown, Classification

Arlene Cohen, Breckenridge, Colo., LL2

Brittani Coury, Durango, Colo., LL2

Noah Elliott, Saint Louis, Mo., LL1

Keith Gabel, Ogden, Utah, LL2

Brenna Huckaby, Salt Lake City, Utah, LL1

Mark Mann, Woodbury, Minn., LL1

Mike Minor, Waymart, Pa., UL

Amy Purdy, Silverthorne, Colo., LL1

Nicole Roundy, Salt Lake City, Utah, LL1

Mike Schultz, Saint Cloud, Minn., LL1

Jimmy Sides, Silverthorne, Colo., UL

Mike Shea, Castaic, Calif., LL2

Michael Spivey, Abilene, Texas, UL

Evan Strong Maui, Hawaii, LL2


Alpine Skiing

Name, Classification, Hometown

Jasmin Bambur, LW11, Granby, Colo.

Mark Bathum, B2, Seattle, Wash.

Kevin Burton, B2, Erie, Colo.

Tyler Carter, LW4, Topton, Pa.

Sadie DeBaun, Guide for Mannella, Park City, Utah

Josh Elliott, LW12-2, San Diego, Calif.

Andrew Haraghey, LW1, Enfield, Conn.

Connor Hogan, LW9-2, Foxborough, Mass.

Stephanie Jallen, LW9-1, Harding, Pa.

Allison Kunkel, LW6/8-2, Steamboat, Colo.

Andrew Kurka, LW12-1, Palmer, Alaska

Stephen Lawler, LW12-1, Burlington, Vt.

Staci Mannella , B3, Randolph, N.J.

Brandon Powell-Ashby, Guide for Burton, Boulder, Colo.

Melanie Schwartz, LW2, Toronto, Ontario

Jamie Stanton, LW4, Oakland Township, Mich.

Laurie Stephens, LW12-1, Wenham, Mass.

Danelle Umstead, B2, Park City, Utah

Rob Umstead, Guide for Umstead, Park City, Utah

Tyler Walker, LW12-1, Franconia, N.H.

Thomas Walsh, LW4, Vail, Colo.

Spencer Wood, LW6/8-2, Pittsfield, Vt.

Cade Yamamoto, Guide for Bathum, Quincy, Wash.


Nordic Skiing

Name, Class, Hometown, Military Affiliation

Jake Adicoff, Visually Impaired, Sun Valley, Idaho

Dan Cnossen, Sitting, Topeka, Kan., Navy

Kendall Gretsch, Sitting, Downers Grove, Ill.

Sean Halsted, Sitting, Spokane, Wash., Air Force

Sawyer Kesselheim, Guide, Bozeman, Mont.

Oksana Masters, Sitting, Louisville, Kent.

Grace Miller, Standing, Palmer, Alaska

Aaron Pike, Sitting, Park Rapids, Minn.

Bryan Price, Sitting, Leeton, Mo., Army

Ruslan Reiter, Standing, Manchester, Maine

Joy Rondeau, Sitting, Granby, Colo.

Andy Soule, Sitting, Kerrville, Texas, Army

Kristina Trygstad-Saari, Guide, Bozeman, Mont.

Jeremy Wagner, Sitting, Nؤپnؤپkuli, Hawaii, Army

Mia Zutter, Visually Impaired, Sun Prairie, Wis.


Sled hockey

Number, Name, Hometown, Military Affilitation

3   Ralph DeQuebec, Denver, Colo., Marine Corps

4   Brody Roybal, Northlake, Ill.

5   Billy Hanning, Jr., High Ridge, Mo.

8   Jack Wallace, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

9   Travis Dodson, Deming, N.M., Marine Corps

11  Tyler Carron, Berthoud, Colo.

13  Luke McDermott, Westerlo, N.Y., Marine Corps

15  Nikko Landeros, Berthoud, Colo.

16  Declan Farmer, Tampa, Fla.

20  Adam Page, Lancaster, N.Y.

22  Noah Grove, Frederick, Md.

23  Rico Roman, Portland, Ore., Army

24  Josh Misiewicz, Lagrange, Ill., Marine Corps

27  Josh Pauls, Green Brook, N.J.

32  Jen Lee, San Francisco, Calif., Army

34  Steve Cash, Overland, Mo.

88  Kevin McKee, Chicago, Ill.


Wheelchair Curling

Name, Hometown, Military Affiliation

Kirk Black, Lockhart, Texas, Army

Stephen Emt, Hebron, Conn., Army

Penny Greely, Green Bay, Wis.

Meghan Lino, East Falmouth, Mass.

Justin Marshall, Evansville, Wis.


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