“The support I received through the program has been so helpful in helping me compete at the highest level,” says Colin.
Originally from Barrie, Ontario, Colin now lives in Sudbury, Ontario. He was born with a muscular disease called Arthrogryposis, which adversely affected the development of his legs. Colin played sledge hockey in Sudbury for almost three years for a city team before finding Para Nordic in the fall of 2015. He had his first competitive race in the winter of 2016.
Since starting in his sport, he has progressed his way up to the national world cup team; competed and claimed three bronze medals at the 2018 Paralympics; and won two world championships—first in 2017 in Germany, then again in 2019 in Prince George, B.C. He now has his sights set on winning a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing.
In 2017, Colin was named Sudbury’s Elite Athlete of the Year.