Owen Pick Squad: Para Snowboard Y.O.B: 7 September 1991 Hometown: Cambridge ENG www.owenpick.com @owenpicksnow @owenjamespick @owenpick Career Highlights: 2nd - Banked Slalom - World Para Snowboard Championships, Big White CAN 2017 6th - Snowboard Cross - World Para Snowboard Championships, Big White CAN 2017 6th - Banked Slalom - World Para Snowboard Championships, La Molina ESP 2015 8th - Snowboard Cross - X-Games, Aspen USA 2015 8th - Snowboard Cross - World Para Snowboard Championships, La Molina ESP 2015 9th - Banked Slalom & Snowboard Cross - Winter Paralympic Games, PyeongChang KOR 2018 Owen Pick took up snowboarding on a trip to Colorado and soon after followed up with a snowboard instructor’s course. His first adaptive race came in 2014 and he quickly impressed, becoming part of the British team and picking up an eighth-place finish at the 2015 X Games. In 2017 Owen claimed his first World Championship medal when he finished second in the banked slalom behind Finland’s Matti Sur-Hamari in Big White, Canada. Owen competed for ParalympicsGB at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - the first time the country has had snowboard representation at that level – and carried the British flag in the opening ceremony. He finished ninth in the snowboard cross SB-LL2 and ninth in the banked slalom. In January 2010 he was serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. He stepped on an improvised explosive device [IED] while on patrol, and the explosion resulted in severe injuries to his right leg. In August 2011 he decided to have the leg amputated below the knee and he competes in the Lower Limb 2 Impaired category.