Kirk Schornstein

Kirk Schornstein

 

Kirk 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 is a consistent top-10 IPC World Cup finisher, 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 a stellar showing at the 2011 IPC world championships with four top-15 finishes.

Schornstein competed at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games with only one year’s experience on the national team. He posted three top-30 finishes in Vancouver, and also raced at the Sochi Paralympic Games.

Schornstein is a computer and mechanical whiz and helps out with the family mechanical contracting business in his hometown of Spruce Grove, Alta., when he’s not skiing.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 13 top-10 IPC World Cup finishes

  • 2010, 2014 Paralympian

  • 12th – Downhill – IPC World Championships – Sestriere, Italy (2011)

  • 2013 Canadian champion in giant slalom (men’s standing)

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Standing - Men 13
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Standing - Men 13
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Standing - Men 16
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super Combined - Standing - Men 12
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Downhill - Standing - Men 15
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Standing - Men 26
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Standing - Men 25
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Standing - Men 25