Quick facts

Birthdate

June 21, 1988

Birthplace

Oshawa, ON

Residence

Oshawa, ON

Sport

Para Snowboard

Experience

PyeongChang 2018

In his second straight year on the national team, Andrew Genge competed at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. After suffering a stroke at the age of 15 following a horrific rugby tackle, Genge was back on his board only five months later, and hasn’t looked back since.

Genge burst onto the competition scene in 2016, where he took home the bronze medal at his first ever para-snowboardcross World Cup event at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC and took home second place at the Sports Experts Speed Nation Nationals in Chantecler, QC.

Self describing his riding style as “chill yet competitive” Genge was named to the national team for the first time in 2017, and he continued to impress with another World Cup bronze, fourth at the PyeongChang 2018 official test event World Cup, and a pair of top-10 finishes at the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 – Paralympic Winter Games… Member of 2017 World Championship team…

PERSONAL

In 2004 he fractured his jaw bone while playing rugby for his high school team. He had a stroke, which resulted in paralysis on the right side of his body…. Studies nursing at Durham College in Oshawa… From 2006 to 2011 he studied kinesiology and exercise science at York University in Toronto

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – snowboard cross – 8th
  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – banked slalom – 11th
  • 2017 World Championships – snowboard cross – 8th
  • 2017 World Cup Final – snowboard cross – 4th