Caleb on his sit-ski
Caleb on his sit-ski

Caleb Brousseau

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Alpine

Hometown

Terrace, BC

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.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2014 Winter
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Sochi, Russia
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

8th – Slalom – IPC World Cup – Sochi, RUS (2013)
9th – Downhill – IPC Alpine Ski World Championships – La Molina, SPA (2013)
6th – Slalom – IPC World Cup – Panorama, CAN (2012)