CBC News Posted: Mar 03, 2014 11:21 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 06, 2014 4:21 PM ET
Since joining the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team in 2011-12, Caleb Brousseau has recorded five top-10 finishes at IPC World Cup and world championship events. The sit-skier is consistently working his way towards the podium at international events and is regarded as one of the team’s sit-ski stars of the future.
Brousseau, who first remembers skiing on red plastic skis as a child in his parents’ backyard, injured himself in a 2007 snowboarding accident and quickly learned to transition to sit-skiing. He has 11 brothers and sisters and is a whitewater kayak instructor during the summer.
Brosseau, who lives with a spinal cord injury, grew up in Terrace, B.C.
Before leaving the start-gate on race day, Brousseau always listens to the same song – “Sail” by AWOLNATION – for inspiration, and credits extreme sport athlete Travis Pastrana as a role model for always pushing the limits of what’s possible.
The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games are Brousseau’s first Paralympic Games experience.
(Courtesy Canadian Paralympic Committee)