Athlete Profile: Josh Dueck

A former freestyle skiing coach, Dueck broke his back when he overshot a demonstration jump and was told he would have to “rock the world” in a wheelchair. As an ace sit-skier, Dueck has done just that, winning gold in Mono Skier X at the 2011 X Games, bronze at the 2012 X Games and picking up silver in slalom at the 2010 Paralympics. In Feb. 2012, Dueck became the first sit-skier to complete a backflip on snow – earning him international acclaim and an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Kimberley, B.C., native has broken barriers by going cat-skiing and heli-skiing with his sit-ski, and is a vocal advocate for workplace safety and accessibility in sport.

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