Caleb Brousseau, para-alpine skiing

Caleb Brousseau learned to sit-ski after injuring himself in a snowboarding accident in 2007. (Courtesy Canadian Paralympic Committee)

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)