Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Nordic skiing

Hometown

Hartsville, PEI

Classification

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019- Six medals at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships- 2018 - Led Canadian team with six medals at Paralympic Winter Games... Flag bearer at Closing Ceremony...  2017 - Five medals at Para-Nordic World Championships… Named P.E.I’s male athlete of the year in 2013, 2014, and 2019… Double medallist in biathlon at 2014 Paralympic Games… 2013 world champion in 7.5 km biathlon… 1st overall in 2012-13 World Cup standings… 2nd overall in 2010-11 and 2011-12 World Cup standings.

 

PERSONAL

Arendz lost his left arm above the elbow in a farming accident at age seven. After his accident he worked for the War Amps organization as a junior counsellor. He used his experiences to teach others about farm safety. While the accident was initially a major shock, it did not deter him from pursuing his love for sport and competition.

Started skiing at age five in his back yard…started his competitive career with a ski prosthetic in able-bodied events… inspired to compete in biathlon after watching 2002 Winter Olympics… Within a year was on local cadet biathlon team…was on first PEI biathlon team to medal at nationals.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - cross-country middle distance- 2nd

2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - cross-country long distance -2nd

2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - Mixed Relay -2nd

2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - biathlon individual- 2nd

2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - biathlon middle distance - 3rd

2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships - biathlon sprint -3rd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 15 km biathlon - 1st

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 7.5 km biathlon - 2nd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 4X2.5 km cross country mixed relay - 2nd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 12.5 km biathlon - 3rd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - Sprint classic style cross country - 3rd

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 10 km cross country - 3rd

2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 12.5 km biathlon – 1st

2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 7.5 km biathlon – 1st

2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 15 km biathlon – 2nd

2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 10 km cross country – 3rd

2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 4x2.5 km cross country relay – 3rd

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – 7.5 km biathlon – 2nd

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – 12.5 km biathlon – 3rd>

2013 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 7.5 km biathlon – 1st>

2013 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 12.5 km biathlon – 3rd

2013 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships – 15 km biathlon – 3rd>

2010 Paralympic Winter Games – 3 km pursuit biathlon – 7th

2010 Paralympic Winter Games - 4x2.5 km cross country relay – 7th

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2 silver medals

2 silver medals

3 bronze medals

3 bronze medals

2014 Winter
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Sochi, Russia
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2010 Winter
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Vancouver, Canada