United States at the 2006 Winter Paralympics

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United States at the Paralympic Games

Flag of the United States
IPC code  USA
NPC United States Paralympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics
At the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin
Competitors 56 in 4 sports
Flag bearer Chris Devlin-Young (opening)[1]
Lonnie Hannah (closing)[2]
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
7
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
12
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

The United States sent 56 athletes (45 men and 11 women) to the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin, Italy, the largest delegation of any nation.[1][3] Chris Devlin-Young, a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Disabled Ski Team and four-time Paralympic medalist in alpine skiing, served as the flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Sledge hockey player Lonnie Hannah, a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2002 Winter Paralympics in Salt Lake City and the bronze-medal-winning team in Turin, was the flag bearer at the closing ceremonies.

The U.S. finished fifth in the gold and seventh in the overall medal count.[4] While the United States' total medal count was down from the 2002 Winter Paralympics because the number of disability classes in both alpine and nordic skiing were significantly reduced,[3] there were many standout U.S. performances. Steve Cook won three medals in nordic skiing, including gold in the men's standing category of the 5K and the 10K. In alpine skiing, Laurie Stephens won three medals in the women's sitting category, including gold in the downhill and super G, while in the men's downhill, Kevin Bramble won gold in the sitting category and his teammate Chris Devlin-Young took the silver. Allison Jones and Sandy Dukat won gold and bronze, respectively, in the women's standing category of the slalom. Stephani Victor was the gold medal winner in the women's sitting slalom. The U.S. sledge hockey team was unable to repeat its gold medal from the 2002 Winter Paralympics after losing 4–2 to Norway in the semifinals, but held on to win the bronze by beating Germany 4–3.

Medalists[edit]

American athletes won seven gold, two silver, and three bronze medals at the games. Laurie Stephens and Steve Cook both won multiple medals; Stephens took two golds and a silver in alpine skiing, and Cook won two golds and a bronze in cross-country skiing.[5] In the 'by discipline' sections below, medalists' names are in bold.

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Bramble, KevinKevin Bramble Alpine skiing Men's downhill sitting
 Gold Jones, AllisonAllison Jones Alpine skiing Women's slalom standing
 Gold Stephens, LaurieLaurie Stephens Alpine skiing Women's downhill sitting
 Gold Stephens, LaurieLaurie Stephens Alpine skiing Women's super-G sitting
 Gold Victor, StephaniStephani Victor Alpine skiing Women's slalom sitting
 Gold Cook, StevenSteven Cook Cross-country skiing Men's 10 km standing
 Gold Cook, StevenSteven Cook Cross-country skiing Men's 5 km standing
 Silver Devlin-Young, ChristopherChristopher Devlin-Young Alpine skiing Men's downhill sitting
 Silver Stephens, LaurieLaurie Stephens Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom sitting
 Bronze Dukat, SandySandy Dukat Alpine skiing Women's slalom standing
 Bronze Cook, StevenSteven Cook Cross-country skiing Men's 20 km standing
 Bronze United States national ice sledge hockey team
Steven Cash   Manuel Guerra   Taylor Lipsett
Taylor Chace   Michael Hallman   Christopher Manns
David Conklin   Lonnie Hannah   Alexi Salamone
James Connelly   Joseph Howard   Kip St. Germaine
Bradley Emmerson   Tim Jones   Andrew Yohe
Ice sledge hockey Men's team

Alpine skiing[edit]

The United States sent 27 alpine skiers to the Games, 20 men and 7 women. The men's team took home two medals, a gold and a silver won by Kevin Bramble and Christopher Devlin-Young, respectively, in the downhill sitting event. The women won six medals, including two in the slalom standing event: a gold won by Allison Jones and a bronze by Sandy Dukat. Laurie Stephens was the alpine skiing team's most prolific medalist, with two golds and one silver.[5]

Men
Athlete Events Final
Real time Calculated time Rank
Erik Bayindirli Giant slalom sitting 2:40.35 2:15.85 33
Kevin Bramble Downhill sitting 1:36.26 1:21.03 Gold medal icon.svg
Super-G sitting 1:32.14 1:17.69 10
Carl Burnett Downhill sitting 1:39.68 1:22.48 5
Giant slalom sitting 2:29.73 2:06.85 22
Slalom sitting 2:06.93 1:36.98 16
Super-G sitting 1:41.40 1:24.26 31
Christopher Canfield Giant slalom standing 2:15.17 2:04.15 31
Slalom standing Disqualified
Super-G standing 1:23.88 1:17.40 32
Nick Catanzarite Downhill sitting DNF
Giant slalom sitting 2:51.97 2:16.35 34
Slalom sitting DNF
Super-G sitting 1:33.99 1:15.12 4
Christopher Devlin-Young Downhill sitting 1:37.46 1:22.04 Silver medal icon.svg
Giant slalom sitting 2:14.58 1:55.37 4
Slalom sitting 1:59.17 1:33.36 8
Super-G sitting DNF
Timothy Fox Giant slalom standing 1:52.63 1:51.82 8
Slalom standing DNF
Super-G standing 1:15.03 1:14.66 20
Ralph Green Downhill standing DNF
Giant slalom standing 2:33.36 2:20.86 46
Slalom standing 1:40.93 1:40.93 36
Super-G standing DNF
Gerald Hayden Downhill sitting DNS
Giant slalom sitting 2:27.10 2:06.10 20
Slalom sitting 2:06.32 1:38.97 19
Super-G sitting 1:40.20 1:24.49 32
John Knudsen Giant slalom sitting 2:27.09 2:07.56 25
James Lagerstrom Downhill standing 1:22.70 1:22.49 6
Giant slalom standing 1:59.61 1:58.74 20
Slalom standing 1:31.49 1:30.61 23
Super-G standing 1:15.31 1:14.94 22
Roger Lee Downhill sitting DNS
Giant slalom sitting 2:29.95 2:07.04 23
Slalom sitting 2:08.66 1:38.30 18
Super-G sitting 1:37.53 1:21.05 19
Monte Meier Downhill standing 1:29.10 1:24.31 17
Giant slalom standing DNF
Slalom standing 1:24.03 1:24.03 8
Super-G standing 1:20.39 1:14.18 17
Andrew Parr Giant slalom visually impaired 2:16.14 2:04.01 8
Slalom visually impaired 1:52.66 1:34.83 9
Reed Robinson Downhill standing 1:27.51 1:27.33 29
Giant slalom standing 1:59.70 1:59.46 24
Slalom standing 1:34.67 1:33.63 28
Super-G standing 1:18.62 1:18.46 40
George Sansonetis Downhill standing 1:30.37 1:26.15 26
Giant slalom standing 2:07.39 1:58.34 18
Slalom standing DNF
Super-G standing 1:21.46 1:15.26 24
Josh Sundquist Giant slalom standing 2:28.14 2:16.06 44
Slalom standing 1:40.26 1:40.26 34
Joseph Tompkins Downhill sitting DNF
Giant slalom sitting 2:45.43 2:20.16 37
Super-G sitting 1:40.20 1:23.27 28
Tyler Walker Downhill sitting 1:40.71 1:25.79 15
Giant slalom sitting 2:13.97 1:56.18 6
Slalom sitting 2:00.26 1:35.49 14
Super-G sitting 1:31.13 1:17.75 11
Bradley Washburn Downhill standing 1:25.26 1:25.05 21
Giant slalom standing 1:56.45 1:55.60 15
Slalom standing 1:25.81 1:24.99 10
Super-G standing 1:16.30 1:15.93 30
Women
Athlete Events Final
Real time Calculated time Rank
Sandy Dukat Downhill standing 1:40.95 1:35.53 8
Giant slalom standing 2:16.50 2:05.36 8
Slalom standing 1:33.66 1:33.66 Bronze medal icon.svg
Super-G standing 1:26.85 1:20.14 6
Lacey Heward Downhill sitting 1:56.71 1:36.57 4
Giant slalom sitting 2:48.20 2:22.50 8
Slalom sitting 2:28.63 1:53.56 4
Super-G sitting 1:45.42 1:27.60 8
Allison Jones Downhill standing 1:40.58 1:35.18 7
Giant slalom standing 2:14.10 2:03.16 5
Slalom standing 1:30.14 1:30.14 Gold medal icon.svg
Super-G standing 1:26.04 1:19.39 4
Hannah Pennington Giant slalom standing 2:30.68 2:20.80 19
Slalom standing 2:03.23 1:49.35 16
Laurie Stephens Downhill sitting 1:46.86 1:29.96 Gold medal icon.svg
Giant slalom sitting 2:25.95 2:05.11 Silver medal icon.svg
Slalom sitting 2:26.64 1:54.89 7
Super-G sitting 1:33.88 1:19.16 Gold medal icon.svg
Elitsa Storey Downhill standing 1:42.69 1:37.17 9
Giant slalom standing 2:22.08 2:10.49 7
Slalom standing 1:37.33 1:37.33 6
Super-G standing 1:27.22 1:20.48 7
Stephani Victor Downhill sitting DNS
Giant slalom sitting 2:32.94 2:12.63 4
Slalom sitting 2:16.69 1:48.54 Gold medal icon.svg
Super-G sitting 1:37.80 1:23.44 4

Key: DNF=Did not finish; DNS=Did not start

Biathlon[edit]

The U.S. Paralympic biathlon team consisted of two women and one man. All three of these athletes also competed in cross-country skiing events at the Games. The highest placed finisher was Kelly Underkofler, who took fourth in the women's 12.5 km standing event.[5]

Athlete Events Final
Real time Missed shots Factor % Finish time Rank
Monica Bascio Women's 7.5 km sitski 36:46.7 4 94 34:34.3 6
Women's 10 km sitski 43:37.7 10 94 51:00.6 5
Daniel Perkins Men's 7.5 km standing 29:46.1 8 96 28:34.6 20
Men's 12.5 km standing DNF
Kelly Underkofler Women's 7.5 km standing 29:42.3 2 97 28:48.9 7
Women's 12.5 km standing 48:36.8 6 97 53:09.3 4

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Nordic skiing: 3 women, 6 men

Women:

Men:

Ice sledge hockey[edit]

Ice sledge hockey: 15 men

Wheelchair curling[edit]

Wheelchair curling: 1 woman, 4 men

Women:

Men:

The youngest member of the 2006 United States Paralympic Team was James Connelly (ice sledge hockey; bronze), at the age of 16 years and 4 months. He was a rookie defenseman on the bronze medal-winning ice sledge hockey team, making him the United States' youngest winter medal-holding Paralympian in history.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Paralympic Team Set to Kick Off 2006 Paralympic Winter Games with Opening Ceremony Tonight in Torino, Italy" (DOC). United States Olympic Committee. 2006-03-10. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  2. ^ Bourgeois, Beth (2006-03-18). "Sled Hockey Player Lonnie Hannah Elected U.S. Flagbearer for Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games". U.S. Paralympics. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b "One Year Out: 2010 Paralylmpic Winter Games". U.S. Paralympics. 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Medal Standings Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games". International Paralympic Committee. 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  5. ^ a b c United States at the Paralympics on paralympic.org

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