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Local Snowboarder Makes U-S Paralympic Team

While the 22nd Olympic Winter Games open tonight in Sochi, Russia, a Nevada City paralympic snowboarder has received the official news he’s been waiting for…

02-06 Paralympic Snowboarder-Strong 1

Evan Strong was in a motorcycle accident when he was 17, and had his left leg amputated below the knee. Now, ten years later, he’ll be representing his country, and will be on national television on his sport’s biggest stage. Strong was born in Hawaii where he surfed and skateboarded. After his accident, he moved to Truckee to take up snowboarding, and has lived in Nevada City the past few years where he runs a vegetarian restaurant (The Fix). Even though there’s not a lot of snow around here right now, Strong says there’s plenty up at Boreal where he trains…

Listen to Evan Strong 2

Strong is leaving for Spain tomorrow (Friday) to compete in the last two World Cup events of the season, before the paralympic opening ceremonies in Sochi on March 2. His event will be televised on NBC March 14.

1 Comment

February 8, 2014

Marianne Sippel

Ata boy, Evan!!!

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