Caleb Brousseau made an impressive Paralympic Games debut in 2014 winning a bronze medal in the para-alpine sit-ski Super G in Sochi for his first international medal. He joined the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team in 2011-12 and recorded five top-10 finishes at IPC World Cup and world championship events leading into the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
Brousseau, who first remembers skiing on red plastic skis as a child in his parents’ backyard, injured himself in a 2007 snowboarding accident and quickly learned to transition to sit-skiing. He has 11 brothers and sisters and is a whitewater kayak instructor during the summer. His passion for speed and risk-taking carries over to the water, having previously gone off a 35-foot waterfall in his kayak.
Before leaving the start-gate on race day, Brousseau always listened to the same song – “Sail” by AWOLNATION – for inspiration, and credits extreme sport athlete Travis Pastrana as a role model for always pushing the limits of what’s possible.
Brousseau announced his retirement in July 2014 in order to focus on acupuncture school.