Caleb Brousseau celebrates his bronze medal in the Super-G at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, RUS
Brousseau takes a bite of his Paralympic bronze medal in Sochi, RUS
Brousseau celebrates Super-G bronze in Sochi!
Brousseau earns a bronze medal in the super-G at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, RUS
Caleb Brousseau at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, RUS
Caleb Brousseau in an IPC World Cup slalom in Panorama, B.C.
Caleb Brousseau in action in an IPC World Cup slalom in Panorama, B.C.
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Caleb Brousseau training in Chile (Sept. 2011)
Caleb Brousseau in action during the downhill in Panorama, CAN
Caleb Brousseau speeds his way down the downhill track in Panorama, CAN
Caleb Brousseau sails down the mountain during the Super-G in Panorama, CAN

Caleb Brousseau

Para-alpine

Since joining the team in 2011-12, Brousseau has recorded more than a dozen top-10 finishes at IPC World Cup and world championship events. He is regarded as one of the team’s stars of the future, and proved his sit-ski prowess at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, where he won a bronze medal in super-G. Brousseau, from Terrace, B.C., 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. He has previously gone off a 35-foot waterfall in his kayak.

 
  • Caleb Brousseau celebrates his bronze medal in the Super-G at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, RUS
  • Brousseau takes a bite of his Paralympic bronze medal in Sochi, RUS
  • Brousseau celebrates Super-G bronze in Sochi!
  • Brousseau earns a bronze medal in the super-G at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, RUS
  • Caleb Brousseau at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, RUS
  • Caleb Brousseau in an IPC World Cup slalom in Panorama, B.C.
  • Caleb Brousseau in action in an IPC World Cup slalom in Panorama, B.C.
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  • Caleb Brousseau training in Chile (Sept. 2011)
  • Caleb Brousseau in action during the downhill in Panorama, CAN
  • Caleb Brousseau speeds his way down the downhill track in Panorama, CAN
  • Caleb Brousseau sails down the mountain during the Super-G in Panorama, CAN
 
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Top Results

3rd – Super-G – Paralympic Winter Games – Sochi, RUS (2014)
2nd – Downhill – IPC World Cup – Tarvisio, ITA (2014)
Canadian slalom champion (2014)

IPC World Cup rankings:

(2012-13)
Overall: 24th
Giant slalom: 23rd
Downhill: 12th

Birth date: 30/07/1988
Birth place:
Terrace, B.C.
Residence:
Whistler, B.C.
Hometown:
Terrace, B.C.
Made team: 2011
Height: 5-9
Weight: 135 pounds
Skis: Volkl
Helmet: Uvex
Goggles: Uvex
Q&A

Nickname: Monkey boy. I got this name as a child, as I was always climbing something. I once climbed to the middle of a play structure, and broke both of my wrists when I was knocked off. Two days later I was back hanging from the bars. 

What is your first memory of skiing? Skiing in my parents’ backyard, where there happens to be a 200-foot vertical hill. We use the hill for sledding, and when I was little my dad brought home an old pair of red plastic skis and I got to strap them on and try them out. 

Best moment in ski racing? At the 2012 IPC World Cup finals in Panorama, B.C., I got really sick and was unable to ski until the last event, which was slalom. I was still sick but I ended up finishing the race in 6th place, which stands to be my best World Cup finish.

Worst moment in ski racing? The same week that I logged my best moment, I also had my worst. I was sick during the speed events at the 2012 IPC World Cup finals and was not able to compete.

What is your Paralympic dream? To medal in Sochi, Russia at the 2014 Winter Paralympics.

What is the best thing about having the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia? The amazing mountains in Rosa Khutor – and that’s saying a lot coming from a Northern B.C. boy!

If you could listen to one song before leaving the start gate, what would it be? Actually, I do listen to the same song every single time before leaving the gate. I listen to“Sail” by AWOLNATION, It allows me to focus on my turns and calm myself for the awesome speeds I will be reaching.

If you could bring any three people in the world - living or from the past - to one of your races, who would they be? I would bring my uncle David, who passed away a few years back, He is one of the people I look up to; he helped me push myself to my limits. I would also bring my fiancé Andrea Dziewior. She is my biggest supporter. Lastly, I would bring freestyle skier Glen Plake, as he is a legend I admire greatly in skiing.

Hidden talent: I am a whitewater kayaker. Its my passion and I enjoy running big water rivers and waterfalls.

If you had just one day left to live, how would you spend it? I would start by waking up nice and early and running the Kalum River Canyon in Terrace, B.C. Then I would ski some fresh powder and have a mountaintop dinner by candlelight and moonlight and leave this earth on top of the mountains. 

If you could own a business or be trained in any career other than ski racing, what would you choose? I would like to be trained in acupuncture and/or physiotherapy, I really like interacting with people, and I am fascinated by the mechanics of the human body.

When I’m not skiing, you can probably find me: kayaking, sleeping, playing with my dog, or hanging out with friends and family. 

What’s the best thing about your hometown? The outdoors. There is the best of everything: skiing, kayaking, sledding and climbing.

What's your favourite thing to eat or drink during race season? Probably rabbit stew from Italy. 

Where is your favourite place to race or train?  Whistler, B.C. It has an amazing downhill course and it’s just a great set-up.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Teleportation. As ski racers we fly all over the world and some of our travel days can be 24 hours long. It would be nice to just be where I’m going seconds after I leave!

If you could build your dream home anywhere in the world, where would it be? My dream house would be on the cliffs of the Kalum River Canyon in Terrace, B.C., overlooking the green mossy banks and the blue-green water rushing below.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen a teammate do while on the road? A buddy was trying to tell us this story about how he was going to finish his bottle of orange juice before leaving the room. While telling the story, he didn't cap the juice bottle and ended up pouring it all over his head, Now we call him OJ.

Who is someone you admire in sport? Extreme sports athlete Travis Pastrana, He has always pushed himself past limits that no one thought was possible, and in so many different sports. Even though he has achieved so much, he is still pushing himself. 

 

Finishes in the top 10
8th - Super-G - Tarvisio, ITA (February 2014)
5th - Super combined - Tarvisio, ITA (February 2014)
2nd - Downhill - Tarvisio, ITA (February 2014)
9th - Slalom - Copper, USA (January 2014)
9th - Giant Slalom - Copper, USA (January 2014)
9th - Giant Slalom - Panorama, CAN (January 2014)
8th - Super combined - Panorama, CAN (January 2014)
7th - Downhill - Panorama, CAN (January 2014)
8th - Slalom - Sochi, RUS (March 2013)
9th - Downhill - Sochi, RUS (March 2013)
6th - Slalom - Panorama, B.C. (March 2012)
9th - Slalom - Winter Park, USA (March 2012)
 

2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Sochi, RUS
3rd - Super-G
6th - Downhill



2014 Canadian champion in slalom 

IPC World Alpine Skiing Championships
11th - Super-G - La Molina, SPA (Feb. 2013)
9th - Downhill - La Molina, SPA (Feb. 2013) 

Nor-Am Cup podiums
2nd - Downhill - Kimberley, B.C. (Feb. 2012)
2nd - Downhill - Kimberley, B.C. (Feb. 2012)
3rd - Super-G - Kimberley, B.C. (Feb. 2012)
3rd - Super-G - Kimberley, B.C. (Feb. 2012)
3rd - Slalom - Waterville Valley, USA (Jan. 2012)
3rd - Slalom - Copper Mt., USA (Dec. 2011)
2nd - Slalom - Copper Mt., USA (Dec. 2011)
2nd - Giant slalom - Copper Mt., USA (Dec. 2011)
3rd - Giant slalom - Copper Mt., USA (Dec. 2011)