MEET THE ATHLETE
In June of 2013, Mark's life would change forever. Shortly after falling off his jet ski, Mark was run over by a boat and his legs were struck by the propeller. Mark remained conscious for 40 minutes until he was loaded into a medavac helicopter, directing those around him in hope of increasing his chances of survival.
Although the odds were extremely slim, by God’s grace Mark survived. However upon arriving at the hospital both of his legs would be amputated below the knee. Three months later, Mark would relearn how to walk, and shortly after he was itching to get back to his active lifestyle, although he wasn’t sure what that would look like.
In March of 2016, Mark attended the US Nationals at Copper Mountain after only snowboarding a hand full of times. It was after this event that Mark decided to pursue his dream of competing in the Paralympics.
Mark had a great debut season and stood on top of the podium in 13 of the 15 events he competed in. Mark capped off this season by taking home the Boardercross Globe, finishing second overall in the world, and taking third at World Championships! Mark now has his eyes set on bringing home a medal from the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympics!
2017 WORLD CUP RANKINGS
NAMED TO THE PARALYMPIC TEAM IN FEBRUARY 2018
3RD PLACE - 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - BOARDERCROSS
Mark has a passion for giving back and helping others. He currently serves as a Board Member for Wiggle Your Toes organizing sporting events and clinics for the limb loss community.
MNWSC Adaptive Wake Surf Championship
Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Clinic
Adaptive Bike Clinic
Mark received a second chance at life and he has made it his mission to encourage and support others throughout their road to recovery.