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Kirk Schornstein


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 events. Schornstein plays volleyball and helps out with the family mechanical contracting business in his hometown of Spruce Grove, Alta.

Top Results

12th – Downhill – IPC World Championships – Sestriere, Italy (2011)
1st – Giant slalom – USA Nationals - Alyeska, Alaska, USA (2011)
1st – Giant slalom – Canadian Para-Alpine Championships – Sun Peaks, B.C. (2013)

IPC World Cup rankings:

Overall: 14th
Slalom: 12th
Giant slalom: 13th
Super G: 11th
Downhill: 9th


Birth date: 19/03/1993
Birth place: Edmonton, Alta.
Residence: Spruce Grove, Alta.
Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alta.
Ski club: Snow Valley Racing
Made team: 2009
Sponsor: Panas family, Bird Construction, Novus Energy, Fabco Plastics, Emco, Sure-Form Construction


Height: 5-11
Weight: 180 pounds
Skis: Volkl
Goggles: Uvex
Boots: Dalbello
Poles: Leki
Helmet: Uvex


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