Quick facts

Birthdate

March 19, 1993

Birthplace

Edmonton, AB

Residence

Edmonton, AB

Sport

Para Alpine

Experience

PyeongChang 2018

Sochi 2014

Vancouver 2010

Para alpine skier Kirk Schornstein posted three top-10 finishes at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

He performed exceptionally well in January 2017 at the IPC world championships in Tarvisio, Italy where he captured silver in the downhill. He also posted three other top-ten finishes including fourth-places in both the super-G and super combined.

He serves as a member of the Athletes’ Council of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010, 2014, 2018  Paralympic Winter Games… 2011, 2015, 2017 World Championships… Won first international medal at 2017 World Championships with silver in downhill…

PERSONAL

He took up Para skiing in 2001 at Snow Valley in Edmonton… Born with a brachial plexus injury that led to Erb’s palsy and caused paralysis of his right arm…. Underwent surgery on his right knee in 2012 to repair some loose cartilage.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – downhill – 6th
  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 7th
  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – Super combined – 9th
  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – Giant slalom – 13th
  • 2018 World Cup Final – downhill -6th
  • 2018 World Cup Final – Super G – 7th
  • 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 2nd
  • 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G – 4th
  • 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined 4th
  • 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom– 6th
  • 2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom – 5th
  • 2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 7th
  • 2015 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 9th
  • 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – super combined – 12th
  • 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 13th
  • 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – giant slalom – 13th
  • 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – slalom – 16th
  • 2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – downhill – 12th
  • 2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – Super G – 13th
  • 2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – super combined – 13th
  • 2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – giant slalom – 14th
  • 2011 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships – slalom – 16th
  • 2010 Paralympic Winter Games – Super G – 26th
  • 2010 Paralympic Winter Games – slalom – 25th
  • 2010 Paralympic Winter Games – giant slalom – 25th