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2016 US Paralympic Alpine National Championships

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lincoln, NH (March 10, 2016) -- New England Disabled Sports and Loon Mountain Resort are honored to again be hosting the 2016 US Paralympic Alpine Skiing National Championships and International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing North America Races for the Slalom and Giant Slalom events. Top racers from all over the United States will congregate at Loon from March 20st through March 24th for four days of Paralympic-caliber alpine racing.

The schedule is as follows:
• March 20 - Training day
• March 21 - NORAM GS (first run start time 9:30 a.m.)
• March 22 - NORAM SL
• March 23 - U.S. Paralympic GS Championships
• March 24 - U.S. Paralympic SL Championships

The U.S. Paralympic ski team includes a number of racers from New England, and all are expected to be on hand at Loon. Tyler Walker (Franconia, NH) has competed in three Winter Olympics; last season he finished first in three World Cup disciplines. Laurie Stephens (Wenham, MA) won two bronze medals at Sochi, and finished second overall in the women's sitting World Cup standings last season. Chris Devlin-Young (Campton, NH) has represented the U.S. as a Paralympian since 1989, and is a gold medal-winning Olympian. These athletes and other New Englanders will compete at Loon in March.

New England Disabled Sports
New England Disabled Sports is a nationally-recognized program which provides year-round adaptive sport instruction to adults and children with physical and cognitive disabilities. Visit us at www.nedisabledsports.org.

U.S. Paralympics
U.S. Paralympics is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic Movement and promoting excellence in the lives of people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. US Paralympics is a division of the United States Olympic Committee. Visit: www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics